The most commonly asked question is about pricing. There is no simple answer because I don’t have a fixed price list. Each shoot is different and I am flexible. Essentially, it comes down to two main factors. The first one, the amount of time needed, should need no explanation. The second, the mix of enjoyment and creativity, is a lot more subjective. Here are two examples:
A wedding – You’re hiring me to get quality images of an important occasion. I don’t have any room for experimentation. I don’t have any control over the order of events. I can’t coach you or pose you during the shoot like I would in a portrait session. I don’t have any control over the venue, the time or the date. In this case I would charge you a reasonable rate based on the time and number of final images you want.
A portrait shoot – this is a much more relaxed shoot for everyone concerned. It can be an open collaborative project or a specific theme you bring to the table. In either case, the shoot is only over when we get the shots we wanted. I have even done a few shoots without charging for my time because they were a chance to try something new or have creative freedom.
In general, I prefer to discuss the details and find a price that works for everyone. With that said, I understand that people may want to have a general idea before getting in touch so here are a few examples:
- Business Headshots – One outfit, one location (your place of business or your home). $250 session fee, $50 per final edited image.
- Portrait Session – One location, up to two outfits. $350 session fee, 4 final edited images included. Additional final edited images at $50 per image.
- Wedding/Reception – Starting at $2,500. Price includes up to 6 hours of shooting and all final images.
- Event – Starting at $1,000. Price includes up to 3 hours of event coverage and all final images.
Prices include high resolution digital images with a print release for non-commercial use, and a second copy of the images sized for online use (Instagram/Facebook/LinkedIn, etc.). I can make prints, albums, posters, magnets, cards, etc. as optional extras.
Individual Prints – Unframed
- 4×6 – $2
- 5×7 – $5
- 8×10 – $10
- 11×14 – $20
- 13×19 – $40
My work is of the highest standard. If the above examples are more expensive than your budget allows you are still welcome to contact me about your project and I will do whatever I can to give you what you’re after at a price you are comfortable with.