PRICES & PAYMENT?
Session price for a fitness shoot in our studio is $399. This includes up to 5 finished retouched images delivered in a digital file format for web and print. Additional retouched images can be purchased for $50/ea. This does not include makeup or location based shoots. We accept all major credit cards, checks or cash due at the start of the shoot. Makeup is extra and cost is determined by the makeup artist if used. There is a $1 archiving fee for all shoots. If you’d like me to come to you for your session, there is a $150 travel and location fee. This includes only the Portland Metro area and Vancouver. For greater distances please inquire for a quote.
HOW LONG DOES THE SESSION TAKE?
Usually about two hours. This may go longer depending on complexity and concept. I usually shoot about 250-450 images depending on the session time. We can go as long as needed to get the exact best shots of you possible.
DO YOU RETOUCH IMAGES THAT I CHOOSE?
I retouch and deliver 5 images which includes color correcting, cropping, cleaning up of blemishes, etc. If you would like to purchase additional images, then I charge $50/image thereafter.
CAN I BRING SOMEONE WITH ME?
Preferably no. In order to facilitate the best possible interaction and goal of achieving the perfect looks and expressions for the shots, a minimum of distraction is needed. My studio is currently in my home and I do not have the facilities to host guests and individuals not directly involved with the shoot. Often an assistant, makeup or other support crew will be needed depending on shoot complexity. It may be ok on a location shoot and will be considered on a case by case basis.
WHAT CLOTHING ITEMS SHOULD I BRING?
Bring clothing items you LOVE! If you don’t love them, you won’t appear your best in the photos. In general, bring more solid colored items that aren’t quite so bright with saturated colors. Heavy complex patterns and decoration should also be avoided. Keep it simple. If you are in doubt as to whether something will work, bring it anyway! Better to have too many options than not enough.
WHAT ABOUT MAKEUP?
We recommend a makeup artist for women but certainly not necessary if you are good at doing your own. We can give names of several very good makeup artists so you can have it done preferably before you arrive or here on site. Cost will vary depending on the artist.
DO I GET ANY OF THE UN-RETOUCHED PROOF IMAGES?
We do not provide the proofs from the session for several reasons. The main reason is quality. We provide high-quality, retouched photos as part of the session. The proofs are a tool for choosing the right final images. They are not a finished product and therefore not for public consumption. We are very proud of the quality of our retouching and work very hard to maintain consistency. You want to put your best face forward. So do we.
We like our clients to be 100% informed, so thanks for taking the time to read all this pertinent information. If you still have questions feel free to ask us. We look forward to hearing from you!