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Photography FAQs: Your Questions Answered!


Find Answers to Common Queries about Your Photography Experience

Welcome to the Frequently Asked Questions page at Arthur Ellis Photography, where we aim to provide clarity and insight into our photography sessions. Here, you'll find answers to common questions about what to expect during your session, how we capture your special moments, and the variety of services we offer. This page is designed to help you understand our process and how we can make your photography experience unforgettable. If you have questions that aren't covered here, we encourage you to reach out. Arthur Ellis is always available to address any additional queries to ensure your photography journey with us is as smooth and enjoyable as possible.

  • Worried about keeping your images private?
    I will never, EVER, publish any photos you have not approved for use in marketing my photography business EVER. I will not violate your trust. Many clients ask that their images not be published and they are never published.
  • Tell me what the first step is!
    First you schedule a no-sales, no-pressure, pre-session consultation. We will go through the entire process and you can ask any all all questions you have on your mind!
  • What is included?
    Style Consultation Makeup Champaign, wine or your fav beverage Chocolate or your favorite treat Personalized viewing and ordering session with me
  • Where do these sessions take place
    GREAT question!! The three most popular locations include, your home (you will feel right at home here!!) my home studio, or a local hotel. I have several favorite hotels to choose from.
  • What happens when I arrive for the photo session?
    We will pick clothing and poses to flatter you and make you feel sexy, confident, alluring and beautiful. ​ My hair and makeup artist will keep you 100% involved in the getting-ready process (because we want to keep you looking like YOU!). After your makeup and hair are perfect you will change into your first outfit. Now is generally when you notice the flock of butterflies in your stomach which are fluttering like crazy, Now it's FINALLY time to get started. The only reason you fear this part, is because you have no clue what to expect and that is 100% normal. I start some fun music on Pandora or other playlists and then we start SUPER simple. I have you lay down and look up at me, and I have you breathe through your mouth. That's it. You survive those 5 clicks of my camera, and the rest of the session is history. That ONE very simple pose will be the only one that is daunting, until you realize that the "sexy face" is no more than a breath through the lips, and looking at me. I will pose your legs, your arms, your arch, ALL OF IT. For you to love this experience and your beautiful images, all that is required of you is FAITH that I will get you through this. You have to trust me, trust the process, trust the knowledge I've gained over years of experience. The rest? I got you, babe
  • Can I bring someone with me?
    Absolutely, positively, YES!! I encourage you to bring a friend or family member. They will receive the same warm welcome from me that you will! They will want to bring a book as the sessions can last up to 3 - 4 hours.
  • I just don't know how to be sexy, or pose and I am really nervous ..."
    I am 100% sure, no doubt about it, totally positive, you will channel your inner goddess as soon as you feel safe and secure. I am extremely good at making you feel comfortable, safe and relaxed. I have wonderful poses that will bring out your inner sensuality. I bring a pose "playbook" with images of past clients and/or examples of the pose so you can see for your self what we are striving for. Once you take your first couple of images you will begin to relax and that is when the magic happens.
  • Do I have to get naked??
    Of course not! You can reveal as much or as little as you wish. Your decolletage is the most alluring and sensual area IMHO. Focusing on this area will give you photos you will treasure forever! We would NEVER neglect the other areas and will incoporate all your lovely features in our photographs.

Ready to Capture Your Moments?

Connect with Arthur Ellis Photography for bespoke photo sessions in Charleston, SC. Reach out for any queries or to discuss how we can bring your vision to life with style and elegance. Let's create stunning memories together.

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