Although booking a professional photographer has become a lot more common, not everyone is familiar with the process and by no means is past experience a prerequisite here! My primary mission is to make this as seamless of an experience and guide you from start to finish. Plus, we all know how important first impressions are, right? Below is a general guideline of what to expect:
Once you feel confident that you’re in the right place, let’s get in touch! Have a couple of questions first? They’re welcome here and I’d love to listen. Already have a good idea of what you’re looking for? I’ve created this nifty form as a shortcut for you go-getters! As I hope you can tell, I’m all about making the experience as comfortable and as smooth as possible. So go on, click that contact button!
So we’ve gotten to know more about each other and what you’re looking for. Now I’ll be able to create a custom quote to make sure my costs are covered and we can move towards making it official! Deposits are a great way for you and I to have the comfort of knowing that the photo shoot is secured. Project call for something bigger? I have various contracts that we can review to make sure we have all of our bases covered.
Now we’re getting into the really fun and creative part. We’ll go over all the details to prepare accordingly but we’ll also put our imaginations together to create this masterpiece. Having done this once or twice, I’ll also share with you tiny tips and tricks of the trade that will help us get the photos you were dreaming of. To give them the comfort of knowing that we’re prepared, I like meeting at least once or twice. This can be in person over some coffee or a video chat depending on the circumstances.
The moment we’ve all been waiting for! It’s going to be an absolute thrill and a collaborative creative masterpiece! Whoever the subject might be, rest assured that we’re not only going to have a great time but also that one of my top priorities is making the most comfortable environment possible. So whether its silencing distractions or warding off bystanders, I’m here to make sure its nothing but good vibes! Shooting times can vary by the scope of the project but I typically advise around an hour per subject.
The excitement of awaiting edited photos can be compared to kids on Christmas Eve! Since I typically have multiple shoots in queue to edit, I quote a 2-3 week turn around time but strive to get them to you as soon as superhumanly possible! I’ve found that this turn around is the perfect balance of having enough time to bring out the best colors/lighting of the photos and making my clients happy. If you’re as anxious as I am to see the photos, you’ll love knowing that I send sneak peeks within a day or two just so you can get a glimpse of what to expect and so that you can share with your loved ones! I know, I’m such a tease.
To be completely honest, the photos I really I could take is of people receiving their photos! You’ve been so patient and the day has finally come! You’ll be happy to know that I send the photos to you digitally and for multiple reasons - it’s quicker, more reliable to save, and easier to share! The preferred method of file sharing for me is a service called WeTransfer. This company takes all the fuss out of having user accounts and storage capacities for both of us! WeTransfer securely and privately stores the files on their servers for up to 7 days for you to download and access. But let’s be realistic, you won’t wait that long to save them! Have an alternate preference? Never fear! I’m able to send your photos to you via Dropbox and GoogleDrive as well!
So you love your photos so much that you can’t wait to show everyone. That puts the biggest smile on my face! After you get your photos, I’ll share a few light requests with you about posting. Let’s call it ‘sharing responsibly.’ In a nutshell, proper photo credit and tagging can go really far for the marketing of a working artist. It also gives us the satisfaction of knowing that you’re stoked with the results!
I can’t wait to hear all about what you’re looking for! Not only will this form help me gain a better understanding of the scope of your project, but it’ll expedite the entire quote process as well!
When creators come together, I find it to be a special and unique experience! Thats why when time and resources permit, I love collaborating with other artists and creating magic. Want to work propose an awesome project that you thought up? Drop me a note! Know you want to work together but not certain on the creative direction? Peep some of my inspo boards below!