+What are your rates? Full day wedding sessions start at $3000 Portrait sessions start at $450 15 minute Headshots start at $175 Have another type of session in mind? Shoot me an email and we can come up with a quote!
+will you help me pick out my clothes, do my makeup and style me? when it comes to portraits and headshots, i want you to look like you. that means that most of my attention is focused on creating a warm environment that allows you to be yourself and, obviously, capturing you in that element. if you're interested in bringing in stylists i am more than happy to work with them to create a visual representation that you're happy with.
+Do you ever hire a second shooter for weddings and is there an additional cost? Yes and yes. The cost will depend on the specifics of your wedding. During our initial consultation, we can work out exactly what the second shooter will be doing and how long they will be assisting me. If you're thinking about a having a second shooter for the entire day and I haven't told you to check out Crystal + Zoe Weddings yet, do it.
+HOW MANY PHOTOS DO YOU DELIVER? EVERY session IS DIFFERENT AND SOMETIMES THERE ARE MORE MOVING PARTS THAN OTHERS. portrait sessions typically see 50-100 images in their galleries. weddings are a lot (lotlotlot) more. I never trash a good photo and I'm always thoughtful when picking out the best of the crop. What you receive when all is said and done is a collection that is complete and one that i'm proud of.
+I HAVE BUDGET CONCERNS I HEAR YOU. WHILE MY RATES REFLECT MY EXPERIENCE LEVEL AND ARE PRICED SIMILARLY TO THAT OF MY COLLEAGUES, IT REMAINS IMPORTANT TO ME TO PROVIDE AFFORDABLE SERVICES TO FOLKS WILLING TO SUPPORT LOCAL FREELANCERS. SHOOT ME A NOTE AND I’M HAPPY TO TRY AND WORK SOMETHING OUT :)
+DO YOU DO RETOUCHING? HAVE YOU HEARD THE OLD FOLK TALE, "THE TIME THE PHOTOGRAPHER AIRBRUSHED OUT THE CLIENTS FAVORITE FRECKLE"? PROBABLY NOT, BUT YOU GET THE GIST. WE HAVE SPOTS AND FRECKLES AND IMPERFECTIONS AND PERFECTIONS. WE ALSO LIVE IN A SOCIETY THAT PROJECTS A VERY SPECIFIC KIND OF BEAUTY STANDARD. WITHOUT GETTING TOO INTO IT, MY GOAL IS TO RESPECT YOU AND YOUR BODY. STANDARD RETOUCHING INVOLVES ADJUSTING COLOR, TONE, AND CONTRAST AND MINOR SPOT REMOVAL (WE ALL HAVE HAD ZITS. I GET IT). THAT BEING SAID, I AM HAPPY TO OFFER ADDITIONAL OR EXTENSIVE RETOUCHING FOR AN ADDED FEE.
+When do I have to pay you? headshots are paid in advance. for all other sessions, A non-refundable retainer of 25% is required upon booking. The remaining balance must be received two weeks prior to your wedding day, or day-of for non-weddings.
+How do you deliver your photos? I give clients a password protected online gallery complete with all of the selected and edited photographs which can be downloaded and shared with family and friends. You can also order prints & books through this site.
+Do you use a watermark? No.
+Do you travel outside of Minnesota or New York City? Yes! And I love to. I charge $.50/mile after the first 50 miles (if drivable), or airfare reimbursement and require accommodation costs to be covered.
+DO I GET COPIES OF ALL THE ORIGINAL or RAW FILES WITH MY PHOTOS? NOpe! TO ME, GIVING ORIGINAL FILES TO CLIENTS IS LIKE HANDING IN THE ROUGH DRAFT TO A PROFESSOR. PART OF THE PHOTOGRAPHIC PROCESS IS SELECTING THE BEST IMAGES OF THE BUNCH, MAKING THEM LOOK EXTRA PRETTY AND PRESENTING YOU WITH A FINISHED PACKAGE THAT REPRESENTS MY BEST WORK.