FAQ

How would we book the photo shoots?

You may use our contact information to let us know if you are interested in booking a photoshoot. We will then set up a consultation with you at a location of your choice to discuss the shoot details and collect the retainer. We strongly suggest you bring everyone involved with the shoot decision-making to this meeting to ensure that your date, time, and payment are set.   We shoot

  • events (such as cooperate events, weddings, birthdays, and non-profits) and 
  • portraits (such as family shoots, business and actor headshots, etc)
  • web content (photos only for the internet)

The workflow or what to expect:

    Portrait photo shoot:

  •  Set up a free one-hour consult where all the w's will be decided (when, where, why, how, what)
  •  The contract is written up and signed by all parties, and a retainer is paid to reserve the date
  •  The shoot takes place at the agreed-upon location, per the contract.
  • Per the contract, proofs are reviewed before any touch-up work is done.  (these are the photos that will be purchased)
  • After proof selection and touch-up work is completed, the agreed-upon photos are invoiced and delivered.

     Event shoot:

  •  Set up a free one-hour consult where all the w's will be decided (when, where, why, how, what)
  •  The contract is written up and signed by all parties, and a retainer is paid to reserve the date
  •  The shoot takes place at the agreed-upon location, per the contract.
  • The client will receive all approved photo shots electronically; only minor touch-ups such as exposer will be done.

How would you pay?

We accept cash, credit card, or check for the retainer payment. We also have Square, Paypal, Zelle, and Cash app for your convenience. To purchase the prints of your photos, you may visit your protected gallery and pay through the website for your prints or digital copies to be shipped to your door.  THERE IS A 4% FEE FOR CREDIT CARD USE.

Where do we view /proof the finished pictures?  Our goal is to serve.  We can arrange to come to you or show you the photos virtually in your home.  We also offer a virtual option for photo proofing and selection. 

What should you bring or wear to a photo shoot?  Be prepared to come to the photoshoot location dressed up in your preferred outfit and full of energy and ideas. Bring any extra accessories, grooming materials, or make-up for any touch-ups during the shoot, especially if the location is outdoors.

  • If the shoot is not in the studio:  You may bring a change of clothes for the shoot. However, we do not provide a changing tent for you.  We will need to ensure that the location has a restroom or changing facility. 

You may bring any immediate family members to be photographed with you; however, groups of friends or others will cost $20 per additional person. 

Do we offer digital photos?

Yes, we offer digital.  We offer prints for screen resolution only.  If you want high-resolution digitals, there is a premium price.  Please inquire that we also offer quality prints on acid-free archivable paper.

Prices

  • Portrait Pricing:  Starts at $450 for one hour.  Once you are booked, an invoice will be sent to your email address.  A non-refundable retainer payment of 10% down to hold the date.  On the day of the shoot, payment in full is expected.   
    • Headshots - are $80.  A headshot is 15 min.  You will receive the digital file  A headshot consisting of Face, 3/4, and full body shoot.  Major touche-up are extra at $80/ hr. Min charge is $80 for touch-ups.
  • Event Pricing (NOT WEDDINGS):  $100 per hour, with a guarantee of 3hr
  • Wedding PricingStart at $1500; you will receive a Wedding Book as a thank you.  Consultation is required to determine the real price of the event.
  • Content Pricing:  a consultation must occur before pricing can be determined

Once your photos are edited and ready for purchase, our prints and digitals will be available in your gallery and sold a la carte at the given prices. You can order any of the given sizes for any photo you choose. If you would like different size prints or a different product, we can discuss those prices at the consultation to fit your needs. 

 

What does the retainer price include?

A retainer fee is charged per booking to hold the date.   The retainer holding service for one photographer on location using their professional photography equipment, i.e., lights, reflectors, etc.   Additional photographers can be provided if your event requires more than one photographer.