Upon confirmation of booking you automatically agree to the below terms. I have tried to cover the most common queries that I receive, please feel free to confirm with me directly if you are unsure about anything.
RATES QUOTED BELOW ARE BASED ON BOOKINGS FOR ONE PHOTOGRAPHER FOR STILL PHOTOS IN AUSTRALIA, I HAVE DIFFERING RATES FOR VIDEO, WORKSHOPS, AND FOR BOOKINGS WITH MORE THAN ONE PHOTOGRAPHER AND FOR BOOKING IN OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD ***.
150AUD Per Hour*
550AUD/Half day (4hr)
900/Full day (8hr)
*TWO HOUR MINIMUM BOOKING
**includes allowance for up to maximum one hour travel time to and from the location, to be discussed at time of booking.
*** bookings with an additional shooter typically attract a 40% loading per person, and have a strict policy of only one photographer shooting at a time
In other parts of the world my rates vary - please click here to contact me directly to inquire.
TO CONFIRM AND LOCK IN A BOOKING: I do request a standard booking fee which is equivalent to a 25% deposit to secure a booking (non-refundable but may be transferable based on case-by-case assessment) - until this booking fee has been received and acknowledged the booking is not considered confirmed. The remaining balance is due in cash at the time of the shoot, electronic transfers for balance are possible but attract a 10% invoicing charge. *I have never cancelled a tour or booking, but if I ever do your deposit will be immediately returned in full. I hold an ABN and can provide full invoicing.
To make a deposit click here - only if we have already agreed on a time and date.
More than 10 days before start of published tour dates for your city - I keep your deposit
Within 10 days and sooner of the beginning of published tour dates - 50% of the agreed booking fee
Within 48hrs of schedule shoot - 100% of the agreed booking fee
Note, it is the photographer's responsibility to have a wet-weather plan in the case of inclement weather if a location shoot is planned.
Bookings may be rescheduled if I am able to within the advertised tour dates. Deposits may be carried over for reshculed shoots up to 2 months at discretion of my availability in your area.
Please respect that this is my full time job and sole source of income, so especially important while travelling. Thank you for your understanding.
What are your limits for photoshoots regarding posing style?
I'm passionate about creating artistic, emotive and evocative imagery. Please use my portfolio as a guide to my comfort limits. I retain the right to turn down concepts that I deem to be too explicit, provocative, tacky, cheesy, degrading or silly. If you require further clarification of my boundaries, please feel free to ask.
Can you do your own hair/makeup/provide wardrobe?
I always arrive at shoots with basic hair and makeup ready and any agreed wardrobe items/props in hand - unless otherwise discussed.
Can we talk/organise the shoot by phone call not by email or messenger?
I do not discuss/organise/negotiate shoots over the phone, it is important for me to have the conversation history in writing so I can easily refer back to it!
Do you have your own transport?
When in some Australian cities I have my own car with me, otherwise I will be travelling by public transport or being picked up by people I am working with. If I am driving I ask for a small contribution towards petrol or my public transport cost covered.
Will you do a discounted rate for multi-day bookings so we can travel to a remote location?
Yes I am happy to workout discounts for multi-day bookings to allow the opportunity to travel to remote and unique locations, I generally ask for a flat fee as well as my accommodation, travel costs and meals covered during the booking period
When does the booking time start and finish?
I am often on a predetermined schedule so the clock must start and end at the agreed time (eg: if we scheduled a 2 hour shoot starting at 10am, we must be wrapped by 12pm). The booking time is just that, and includes things like discussions of ideas during the shoot, water/food breaks, changing time, bathroom breaks.
Do you charge travel time?
Up to one hour travel time to and from the shoot location is allowed for without extra cost, but an additional travel cost will be required for distant locations that exceed this range. Travel time to any additional locations once the shoot has begun is included in the shoot time (ie the clock does not stop if you wish to change locations during our shoot).
Will you shoot in public places?
All nude shoots must be on private property or have a reasonable expectation of privacy (ie not a popular spot for children or families, the odd dog-walker or jogger is okay) unless explicitly discussed and agreed upon.
Will you do video work as part of our shoot?
Maybe! I have differing rates depending on the project - please discuss this at time of booking. I am happy to do creative/movement video, but I must be told when you are filming.
What if I chose to finish early?
If you choose to end our shoot early, my fee will not be prorated
Can I bring a second photographer or an assistant or crew?
I do not usually do “group shoots” and have additional loading of rates for extra shooters (see rates info above). I also have a strict policy of only one person shooting at a time. In regards to crew and assistants, I must be informed prior to the shoot of any additional people to you and I who will be on set or if you wish to bring an assistant on location - these must be professionals involved with the running of the shoot - not just your mate from the pub!
Can you get your hair wet during the shoot?
Inform me during the organisation of the shoot if you wish for me to get my hair wet. I need to ensure you are either my last shoot of the day, or that there is enough time between shoots to restyle my hair
Can you put substance XYZ on your skin during the shoot?
If you want me to be covered in any substance such as baby oil, mud, or paint. It must be discussed prior to the shoot and there must be facilities available to clean up, and sufficient time to do so must be allotted (within my billable hours). I no longer do shoots involving body paint as I am yet to experience any that don’t either stain my skin for days or cause a reaction :(
Will you pose in really hot or really cold conditions?
If you want me to pose in full direct sunlight (aka midday beach shoot in Summer) I have very sensitive skin and a mild sun allergy so must make necessary precautions. If you want me to pose in the cold I am fine with this but I must be alotted time to warm up while shooting.
Will you pose with another model?
I really enjoy doing duo work (see my Duo Portfolio here) but I am very selective in this regard so my answer will not always be yes
Can you share our photos on instagram/social media to promote me?
Yes, if you’d like to share final images from our session with me I’m happy to share those images that fit with the aesthetic/branding of my social media - I also post the uncensored versions of the images on platforms that allow it such as Twitter
Do I have to give you photos after our shoot?
No I don’t expect images if I am being paid for my time. It is a nice bonus though and I always like to see the results of our session and promote the work we created together.
If you would like to set up a shoot, you can use the Contact Page.
I am happy for anyone I have worked with to be contacted for a professional reference - otherwise a list of references can be provided on request. Below is a sample:
"Seriously one of the best art models in Australia. So easy to get along with, such a fantastic look and pose after pose of artistic gold. Definitely worth the time and investment if you're serious about your art." - Art Form Brisbane, Australia
"She is the complete definition of an art nude model. As others have commented, she has the perfect figure for nude photography, and is effortlessly able to create the most amazing shapes... she proved the ideal collaborator, taking my ideas and adding her own creative and stylistic contributions. On top of all that, she is such easy company, making the whole shoot both productive and enjoyable." - DaveT, England
"This might have been one of the toughest shoots in my career, if not the top position of the list. It has been pouring down something right between heavy rain and snowfall, it has been foggy, windy, and unpleasant ... weather to stay indoors and enjoy cookies and tea. Thank you so much for your bravery and courage, your grace and warmness. It has been a pure pleasure to meet you and work with you." - Thomas Bichler, Germany
"This is one of the model that I know, that makes the life easy to every single photographer. She is absolutely incredible, versatile, passionate and she love this art. She is extremely professional, kind and committed... she is one of the best! Highly recommended" - Romi Muse, Spain
"I have worked with Sylph on several occasions now and she is one of the best. Very easy to work with, extremely professional and needs little to no direction. I have always walked away from our shoots with multiple outstanding images. I would highly recommend Sylph for any work you have." - Brad Page, Australia
"Fabulous model, a delight to work with, it IS that simple!!" - Peter Kelly, Australia