Jeff Edney, photographer

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is body/belly painting safe?

Yes. I bodypaint with only FDA approved face and body make-up. This is make-up that has been approved for use on human skin. It is used by professional clowns and theatrical performers all around the world.

2. Do you have a studio?

Yes. My newly designed Virginia Beach studio is located on Baker Road near the Norfolk Airport. I am also available to do photography and bodypainting on location for an additional but nominal fee.

3. How long does it take to complete a body/belly painting?

A belly painting takes me about 30 to 45 minutes to complete. Full bodypaintings take 1 1/2 to 2 hours depending on the detail.

4. How long will the body/belly painting last?

The make-up dries in about 3 minutes after applied to the skin. It remains glossy and moves with you for about 4 hours. This allows enough time to have photos taken or perform at an event. After about 4 hours the bodypaint starts to dry and flake off in a very fine powder.

5. How do I get the body/belly paint off?

The body make-up washes off easily with just soap and water. It is completely water soluble.

6. Do you offer photography without the body/belly painting?

Yes. I love photographing people. I photograph non-painted maternity portraits, as well as children, families, actors and models. I am also available for commercial work.

7. Can you cover up my stretch marks, veins, and blemishes?

Yes. The make-up is very opaque and covers any skin blemishes. Plus, once you choose your favorite images from the proofs, I retouch them with computer photo editing tools. Your skin will appear in the print to be completely free of any unsightly marks.

8. How do I view my image proofs?

I post most all your images on a web site built just for you. It is password protected, so only you can get on the site to see your proofs. You can also place orders for your prints directly through the site. Credit cards and Pay Pal accounts are accepted, or you can pay by check.

9. How long are my proofs posted and available to print ?

Your image proofs are posted within 10 days of the photo session and remain accessible to you for 3 months. After 3 months, the images are stored in the archives.