The Photography Process

Before any photographs are taken, the photographed will ask for your consent form and will double check that you have signed it.

The photographer will explain the photographs they will be taking of you. Depending on which parts of your body are to be photographed, you may be asked to remove jewellery, make-up and some clothing. The photographer will show you how to sit or stand in order to achieve the best photographs for your medical records.

We use flash lighting which can be quite bright as the photograph is taken. Sometimes we need to use mirrors and retractors to see inside the mouth, and we may require you to use hair bands/grips to keep hair away from your face. If you feel uncomfortable at any time during the process please let your photographer know.

Once the photographs have been taken, you will be given a copy of your consent form to keep. You will then be free to go and the images will be uploaded for your doctor or nurse to view.


Parents or guardians can chaperone the photography of a child.

You can have a family member accompany you during photography if this helps you to feel more comfortable.

If, when you arrive, you feel you would like a chaperone present, please make your photographer aware and one will be made available.