I use Canon cameras, multiple flash systems and Mac and iOS devices. I will be happy to share details of my equipment with you upon request.
How long does a headshot take?
For a single headshot, I recommend setting aside 45 minutes to an hour to allow for wardrobe changes and some time for you to get comfortable in front of the camera. I will need additional time to setup and breakdown my equipment.
I don’t see prices on your website. Can I get a quote?
The majority of the work I do is based on specific client needs. I will be happy to prepare an estimate for you. I’ll need a little information to get started and may ask a few more questions in order to get iron out specific details. Here’s a list of some basic information I’ll need:
- What is the date and location of your shoot?
- What type of images do you need? (Portraits, Headshots, Personal Branding, Commercial, Editorial, Food, Product, etc.)
- How will you be using the images? (Marketing, Communications, Advertisements, Social Media campaign, etc.)
- Do you have an estimate of the number of final images you need?
Will I own the images?
Under the Federal Copyright Act of 1976, photographs are protected by copyright from the moment of creation. All images created by a photographer remain the exclusive property of the photographer unless the copyright is transferred. The images are licensed for your specific use, however, if you are interested in a complete “buy-out” of the images, I will be happy to discuss this with you. A full buy-out can cost as much as or more than the photoshoot so most clients chose to use the provided license.
Can you scout the location of the photoshoot beforehand?
I would be happy to scout the location with you. Very often a location scout is critical to the success of a photoshoot because it allows everyone involved to work through their ideas and expectations, see any potential opportunities and challenges, and it allows me to better choreograph your photoshoot.
Do you have a studio?
For over 15 years I have shot on-location by bringing the studio to my clients. Though I shoot on-location, I have extensive studio experience and, if needed, I can arrange our shoot to take place at one of a number of studios I have access to.
What are your hours? Do you work at night or over the weekend?
Photography doesn’t always stick to a 9-5 schedule, so I will be happy to accommodate scheduling needs. . I’m there when you need me, whether it is in the middle of the night for an industrial setting, a portrait in the twilight hours, or during the weekend.
Can I see my images online?
Yes. Each client is provided a private gallery of select images from the shoot.
Do you retouch my images?
From removing the reflection of a construction crane in the windows of corporate headquarters, to reducing wrinkles in a portrait, retouching is one of the many tools I use to create a great image. Sometimes it is as simple making basic adjustments to the color and exposure of an image. Other times extensive compositing and manipulation is necessary to to create the image that was envisioned. I do the majority of my own retouching but also work with several incredibly talented retouchers for the projects that need very specialized skills.
How will I receive my images?
Your select images will be available to download as high-resolution JPGs through a private gallery. These galleries are typically kept online for at least 6 months and can be extended for a period that meets your needs. Delivery can also be made by Dropbox, Box, FTP, or other service. If you need a hard drive or USB drive, I can provide an estimate for to ship one to you.
What is your typical turnaround time?
Depending on the number of selections to be delivered and the complexity of retouching required, I typically deliver final images 5-7 days after receiving a list of selections, and can accommodate needs for a shorter delivery time if needed.
Do you have vendors and stylists that you recommend?
Since 2002 I have worked with many incredible production crews and can bring in great hair/makeup stylists, wardrobe stylists, prop/interior stylists, and food stylists. I am also able to assist with location rentals, furniture rentals, vehicle rentals and nearly anything else needed to create amazing images based on the vision you have.
What type of file will I receive?
My standard delivery includes JPG images in two separate resolutions: Print (300ppi, RGB) and Web (72ppi, sRGB). If you need another file type, such as TIFF, PNG, or PSD, please let me know.
Are you insured?
Yes, I carry full liability insurance and can provide proof of coverage upon request. I also can have a certificate of liability listed to your company if needed.
What other types of photography services do you offer?
Since 2002 I have focused on creating images for entrepreneurs, small businesses and major corporations by providing Headshots, Portraits, Commercial Photography, Personal Branding Photography, and Editorial Photography.
Do you travel for photoshoots?
Absolutely! I’ve traveled extensively for my work and will be happy to travel for your shoot.
Is it safe to produce a photoshoot in the era of Covid-19 and Social Distancing?
Much has changed in the first half of 2020. As social distancing and self quarantine restrictions are being relaxed there are many people that are, understandably, nervous. Because I take you and my work very seriously, I have put together an action plan for a safe shoot which you can see on this page: Covid-19 Action Plan.