I prefer my shoots to be very well thought out with clearly defined concepts and expected final images. Of course creative juices are welcomed during a shoot, but I want all involved to walk away with the images that were originally intended (along with whatever creative shots that are thought of on set). I also prefer that a MUA and hair stylist be involved, either of your choosing or mine. All that said, the most important aspect of a shoot: HAVE FUN!
We should meet once before the shoot in order to iron out the details (concept, MUA, hair stylist, location, etc). The meeting shouldn’t take any longer than 20 – 30 minutes unless the gift of gab takes over.
I’m open to working with models of different types and backgrounds. I’m a big fan of variety, shooting the same thing over and over gets boring.
Right now I’m interested in shooting any of the following…
I’m trying to stay away from shooting multiple looks in one shoot. I’ve found that going all out on one look produces much better results than trying to squeeze multiple looks into one shoot. There will always be exceptions, but I try to stick to this (especially for TFP shoots).
After comparing my rates to other photographers with the same skill level, you’ll find mine to be VERY reasonable! Please don’t associate the low cost with lack of skill! Although I provide professional results, photography is still just a hobby for me. I’m not out to make a profit, I’m merely recovering the costs of shooting (cameras, lights, software, studio time, etc).
I still very much welcome TFCD shoots as long as the concept is something that I can use in my portfolio. Refer back to my “LOOKS” section to see what I’m currently interested in…
More than anything else, I want models that I shoot to be comfortable. It will show in the photos if you aren’t!!! If having someone with you improves your comfort level then by all means bring them! HOWEVER, this person MUST NOT interfere with the shoot in any way unless asked to assist!!!
Within 24 hours of the shoot, all images will be posted online for the model to review only. Do not publish ANY of these unedited images online or otherwise!!! (Both of our names are attached to these photos, so why not have a little patience and wait for the higher quality final images instead!?!?!?!) The model/MUA/stylist/designer may each select up to 3 images to be edited. Within 2 weeks of selecting your 3 images, they will be delivered on a CD that contains both web and print versions . Along with the model’s selected images, my favorites will also be included on the CD (there may be some overlap!).
Prints of the edited images may be purchased at any time after the final delivery of the CD.