The right photographer for you should understand your design ideas and be able to communicate them visually. Other factors to consider when making your decision include professionalism, compatibility with your style, and the right mix of technical skills and people skills. Don’t underestimate the value of a photographer’s enthusiasm and experience, as he or she will become an important part of you or your team i do not offer photo booth services nor do i photograph events. ie proms reunions
For your photo session you should bring items that you want to get photographed in. Clothes, shoes and accessories, should make you feel comfortable. You may not get photographed in all the items, but bringing a lot of variety will help on deciding your look. Leaving a shoot wishing you had brought something is the worst feeling in the world. Bring items that are neutral in style. Fashion trends are fun, but fade quickly and can leave you looking dated to the audience you are trying to showcase to.
Personal props are always welcome to the shoot as long as they compliment the finished product.
Every photo session is a closed session. Husbands, wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, siblings, children, or spiritual advisors are welcome, but must maintain discretion and courtesy to staff. Children are not permitted to the shoot unless they are the client. I have a very large studio space. Children like to wander and play when bored or curious. In the studio I’m responsible for you, the client. The last thing you want happening is an unwarranted interruption or costly damages.
Your guests are welcome, but at your own risk and cost.
Limit 3 guests at no cost ($50.00 per guest for parties of 4 or more)
Consultations are highly recommended. If you are unable to book with me after the consultation you will at the very least have a better sense of who I am as a photographer, and my work quality. To book your consultation simply go to my CONTACT page and fill out the required fields.
People want photographs that capture who they are. I strive to produce this for every client that walks into my studio. Come in and enjoy the experience.
A photograph is intellectual property. As the photographer I own the copyright to the images and have the exclusive right to license their use. What you initially paid for was my services and prints. Licensing agreements are specific with regard to use and, in general, should answer these three basic questions:
This information gets in further detail in the Licensing & Rights Granted section of the estimate. It’s important that you agree on the scope of the license before you session has begun. Should your project plans change, be sure to discuss them before your shooting date.
Final invoice is due on the day of your session. Deposits are 30% of the total cost of your selected package. The deposit holds your session date as well as the date for the makeup artist, on select packages. Hair and Makeup are separate costs/deposit on select packages. Deposits not received within 5 business days after reserving your shoot date will void automatically. There is a same day $200.00 processing fee for all unreserved sessions.
Up to 5 business days notice required before shooting if you need to reschedule. You have up to 10 business days from that date to reschedule with a 10% reschedule fee. Cancellations made after the 5 day period will result in the loss of your deposit. A new deposit must be place to re-book a session. Deposits are non-refundable
The Copyright Act protects photographers by giving the author (creator) of the photograph the exclusive right to copy, edit, and distribute image by sale or transfer. These exclusive rights make it illegal to copy, scan, edit, or share photographic prints and digital media without the photographers’ permission. Violation of this Federal Law will be subject to its civil and criminal penalties.
Be sure to discuss your copyright needs or questions with me; reasonable requests may get accommodated.
If your needs outweigh your budget, don’t get discouraged. Here are a few ideas to relieve the pressure on your budget.
Most of my clients need creative headshots and/or lifestyle portraits. They include, but are not limited to, actors, fitness trainers, executives, and politicians.
Now that social media is a standard in our daily communication my clients require headshots or portraits for their profiles. From Fortune 500 companies to local delis, people want a face to their name. My goal for each client is providing the highest quality images that represents them.
I do offer some incentives for non-profit and small business owners needing high quality photography services. As long as several things are clear to us both. “Non-Profit” is a tax class and not an indication the organization lacks available funds to pay for services. I normally give a percentage right back to their organization when services are paying full price.
Small Businesses high quality images to expand their brand and advertise product/services. Depending on the product or service they offer I am open to bartering.