Jeff Bennion Photography

5825 Avenida Encinas, Ste 110

Carlsbad, CA 92008

(619) 850-4859

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Terms and Promises for Your Photoshoot


We hope to have you as a repeat customer and want to make sure our understanding of what is expected from both sides is as transparent as possible. See also the FAQ section at the bottom of the page here.

Getting Ready for the Shoot:


  1. Be sure you are on time for the photoshoot. Communicate any delays as soon as possible. Because we might have other shoots booked later in the day or other commitments, a significant delay from the agreed-upon start time might result in a forfeiture of the session fee.

  2. If you need any special accommodation, let us know in advance as soon as possible.

  3. If you have a Pinterest account, it's helpful to create a mood board of the types of poses and lighting that you want to try.

  4. I have a variety of dresses and accessories that you are welcome to use. They are mostly between size 4 and size 8. I advise wearing a nude bra and underwear to go underneath any outfit you want to wear to prevent weird color cast through any dress.

  5. Avoid wearing anything too tight before the shoot that might leave marks on the skin. For example, if you have high waisted jeans that you wear to the photo shoot and you want to wear something that shows your stomach, you'll have marks from the jeans across your stomach. That will affect the timing of getting photos back to you and although those marks can usually be edited out, it might result in the image not looking as good as if you did not have the marks to begin with.

  6. If you have acne or any marks on your face that you are concerned about, those can be retouched if you want. It's usually not a cause to cancel or postpone the photoshoot.

  7. If you've never modeled before, you might be surprised that it is a lot of physical work. A lot of people want to starve themselves before a photo shoot. This is a bad idea. You'll get worn out and tired. With posing and lighting, it's my job to angle you and capture you at your best. Eating a real meal before the photo shoot is not going to change the way your pictures come out. Being exhausted and hungry will prevent you from having the experience and the final pictures that you want.

At the Shoot:

  1. You will never be asked to do something you are not comfortable with. If we agree on a fashion or lifestyle/influencer type shoot, you will not be asked or pressured to do anything beyond that. You feeling comfortable and relaxed and having an enjoyable luxury experience is the most important thing to me.

  2. There are security cameras in the studio in the front entryway and in the rear studio. These cameras record audio and video and work in low light. They are there for many reasons, including ensuring that models feel safe and that our interactions are recorded. The cameras record clips up to 5 minutes long when they recognize movement, but do not always record continuously. The clips are saved securely to the cloud for 30 days, after which time they automatically delete. If you ever want a copy of any portion of the shoot, let me know within 30 days. Each clip can take up to a minute to process and download, and a 2-hour session might include over 100 clips depending on how the clips are recorded. I do not share the clips with anyone without your consent. There are no other video or surveillance cameras in the studio.

  3. The studio shooting area does not have HVAC. We do have fans and space heaters to make it more comfortable. Due to the high ceilings, it rarely gets uncomfortably warm in the hot days.

  4. You are welcome to bring a friend or significant other to the shoot as long as that person is not a distraction. For example, if your guest repeatedly makes unhelpful negative comments about how bad you look in a certain outfit and it changes the energy of the shoot, the guest might be asked to leave or wait in the waiting room.

  5. I occasionally post BTS from photoshoots on social media. If you do not want me to do that, let me know, otherwise, you agree to have those images posted.

After the Shoot:

  1. I will compile the best images at my discretion from the shoot and prepare unretouched samples for you to review and decide on which pictures you want to include in your package. The turn around time is usually about one week for this portion.

  2. I do not provide raw or unedited pictures.

  3. Once you make your final selections, I will begin to finalize each image and prepare for delivery. This usually takes about one to two weeks depending on the number of pictures selected and other potentially complicating factors.

  4. My default for retouching includes removing acne, bruises, or other discolorations from the skin, and stretch marks. If you want any scars or moles removed, please let me know. I usually do not push or pull the images to make someone skinnier unless specifically asked. If there is anything you are concerned about, let me know as soon as possible so that we can discuss it before the retouching begins.

  5. If you need any pictures with a specific timeframe, let me know as soon as possible. A faster turn around time might incur an added fee.

  6. We will agree to tag each other and other people involved, like the makeup artist or hairstylist when posting to social media unless discussed beforehand.