When do you pay me?
I require a $100 deposit to book your appointment. After we discuss a day/time that works for you, I'll send you a PayPal invoice that you can click to pay. As soon as you issue the payment, you're in my calendar! The remainder is due to me during your shoot - cash or check.
If you get in touch with me, do you have to book with me?
ABSOLUTELY NOT. Before booking, you have to feel comfortable with the photographer you choose, on three fronts:
The style and quality of work. Look at my portfolio. If you don't love what you see, don't go with me. If you're coming to me for headshots, read my Headshots 101 page, and make sure that YOU feel confident about my work.
How comfortable you feel with my personality & philosophy - you can click here to read about me. Do not hesitate to contact me if you'd like to talk more. If you aren't 100% comfortable with my style or personality, find someone that's a better fit for you.
In the end, you have to spend your money on things that matter to you. I have to charge in order to make a living. We both need to be wise and fair. Be wary of people who charge too little (make sure that their quality is good, that they're not just some Joe Schmoe who got a Nikon for Christmas. Also read the fine print - some photographers charge very little for the shoot, but then force you to buy all prints through them for crazy prices) Question the value of working with someone who charges extremely extravagantly (there's a point at which triple the price doesn't get you triple the quality).
How do you prepare for your photos?
When I send you a booking confirmation, I will attach a detailed packet with lots of info and advice about your type of shoot in general, as well as specific info about what to expect during our shoot together. Even if you're a headshot pro, it's worth a read to refresh your memory and to get a sense of my style. You're spending time, money and energy on this! Let's get it right!
Are there any hidden or additional costs?
NO. Once you pay for a package, you get everything in that package. I will not hold your photos hostage or force you to pay a lot of money to get them printed. Although you CAN order prints and other products directly from the gallery I send you, you will also be able to download the entire gallery of high-resolution images right onto your computer, so you can decide what print services you want to use for yourself. My hosting site does charge a one-time fee of $0.99 to download your high-res gallery onto your computer (I do not make any money off this charge, but I am more than happy to deduct $0.99 from your package price, if you would like.)
Integrity is my number one value in every area of my life, personal and professional; I hold myself to extremely high standards of work, artistry, and character. I will not deliver sub-par work to you, and I will always be up front about what you are getting.