Want to hire me? Here is some important info for you!
Standard Session (1 hour)
- Session Fee: $200.00
- Image CD and Image rights: $50.00
- Set of 4×6 proofs: Complimentary with CD purchase.
- $125.00/hour shot + $50.00 per hour shot for image CD
- Half Day (4-5) hours: $800 (creative fee) + $300 (image rights + CD)
- Full Day (6-8) hours: $1000 (creative fee) + $400 (image rights + CD)
Session Info (FAQ’s)
Where do we shoot?
I am primarily a natural light photographer and prefer it for most portrait sessions, although flash photography and backdrops are available if necessary. I have a few of my own locations that I like to use around the Flathead Valley, including Woodland Park, the Conrad Mansion, and Whitefish Lake. I am always open to try new places if you have an outdoor location that is special for you! Your own location can make for some very unique photos which I love.
Busy patterns are generally not a good idea as they can detract from your face. Solids are what I recommend. Make sure that what you’re wearing is wrinkle-free. Most of all, make sure that you wear something that you feel good in!
For family group shots, white or black shirts and jeans are always nice. Or, if you are working with colors, choose one or two colors that go together and wear different shades of those colors.
When can I have my photos?
For standard portrait sessions, your photos are usually ready within 1 week. If I am super busy and it might take longer, I will tell you that at the time of the session!
For High School Seniors, I ask you to allow two weeks. After 1 week I will have proofs for you to review, and it takes 1 more week for me to do any requested retouching. If you need them sooner than that, there is a $75 rush charge.
Do you do Blemish Retouching?
Yes. All of my photos go through a standard editing process to enhance color and tone. Blemish retouching is an extra process, but I do offer FREE blemish retouching on your 5 favorite images for all of my High School Seniors. At proof review, you can choose your five favorite images to receive blemish retouching. Those images will be retouched on your final image CD.
Blemish retouching for other sessions costs $15 per image, or $60 per hour. Ask me for a quote!
Where do I print my photos?
All my proofs are printed locally at Photo Video Plus in Kalispell MT. I highly recommend that you have your photos printed there! My system is calibrated for their printer: I don’t guarantee quality color and tone at any other printer.
What size are the images on my CD, and are they watermarked?
If you purchase a CD, the images on that CD are sized at a high enough resolution to print up to 8×10 size. My camera makes super large image files, and if I were to give you the full sized images they would take a very long time to load and cause you frustration! If you need a larger image size for a specific image, please contact me. All prints larger than 8×10 need to be ordered through me.
Images on CD are NOT watermarked. I will post a few of my favorites from your session on facebook and my blog. These images will be watermarked. Feel free to tag yourself in them and use on facebook.
When you get your final image CD, you are free to do what you like with your images as long as you don’t crop or edit the photos in any way. All I ask is that if you post your UN-watermarked images online, please post them along with a link back to my site as this is how I get more business! Thanks in advance! 😉
What do I do if I want a Canvas?
Canvas prints must be ordered through me. Pricing for Canvas Prints starts at $156.00. Contact me for more info.