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© 2017 by Laura Tompkins, Laurel Belle Photography.

ready to go glamping?

When you sign up for a GLAM CAMP experience, you will receive an electronic e-guide which will walk through every step of the process including how to prepare, ideas on what to wear, what to expect during & after your session, & more. However, we want to answer as many of your burning questions as possible! Read on for frequently asked questions & answers about the experience & please don't hesitate to reach out to us with any questions at all at any time. 

THE glam camp

CAMPING GUIDE

i don't know how to pose. do you help with that?

YES, YES, YES!
Laura will guide you with precise direction throughout your time in front of the camera. She will help you to pose in ways that are the most flattering to you as an individual. We never expect any of our ladies to know what to do in front of a camera. It's our job to make you feel at ease & as comfortable in front of the lens as possible. Twenty minutes in we guarantee you you'll be feeling like you've been modeling for years.

how can i prepare for my session?

In the few weeks leading up to your session start thinking about what you'd like to wear (more on that below). Be sure to get your brows waxed or bladed & if you want a little extra color, consider a spray tan (tip: do these things at least 2 days before your session).

Wash your hair the night before or the  morning of your session. Arrive with your hair down & free of product with your face freshly scrubbed & moisturized.

Come in your comfiest clothes. We advise sweats & a tank with a cardigan or sweater that is easily taken on/off so as not to mess up your mane once it's done. Also try to avoid wearing anything that is too form fitting got avoid lines being left on your body.

you're going to make me look super skinny, right?

 Editing & retouching means that after your session, we go through & smooth out your skin, take away small blemishes, & whiten your teeth. However, we do not do any extensive retouching to include any body or weight alterations. Why? Because you are gorgeous just the way you are & you don't need us to do that. In fact, that's a large part of the point of Glam Camp. We both struggle with self-image & self-confidence. In fact, you'd be hard pressed to find an (honest) woman who doesn't. We have worked with women of all ages, shapes & sizes from stay at home moms to fitness instructors to women celebrating their 60th birthday & will help you feel as comfortable as possible in your own skin. Another fun part of the process is the discussion of your favorite assets (your lips, your legs, your arms) that we will make sure to highlight during your session.

can i receive the raw/unedited images from my session?

A few years ago there was a photo of Beyonce performing at the Super Bowl going around the internet (you can see it here) As we all know, Beyonce is one of the most other-worldly beautiful women on the planet. But, as you can see, even she sometimes takes a less than flattering picture despite her Helen of Troy looks.

Part of Laura's job as your photographer is going through all of your images after your session to weed out any with eyes closed or that are less than flattering for any reason. With that being said, no, we do not release unedited or RAW images. Rest assured that you see the best images from your session chosen by Laura that reflect you in your absolute best light.

when will my portraits be

 ready?

Your private online viewing gallery will be ready approximately 2 weeks after your session. Any add-ons like archival portrait albums or books will arrive 10-15 business days after your order is placed.

how far in advance should i schedule?

We advise scheduling your session at least 1 - 2 months out. Weekends fill up the fastest while weekday are a little more lenient scheduling wise.

what forms of payment do you accept/how do I pay?

Cash, check & branded debit or credit cards are accepted for all payments. We also use Venmo. A 25% non-refundable deposit is required to book your session with the remaining balance being due the day of the session.

can i bring a friend?

Absolutely! If you feel you'd be more comfortable with a close friend coming along, you are  more than welcome to bring her. We will make you feel like an old friend so no worries if you have to go it alone. We also highly recommend The Girlfriends Experience where you can book the Glam Camp experience with a few of your girlfriends!