My aim is to make your AREXPRESSIONS Experience as fun and relaxed as possible. I want to hear your story, why you want your photo taken, and what you hope to have as your final images. Together, we will create a visual tale that is unique to you.
We will begin the process with a Consultation, either in person, by phone or video chat. This ensures everyone is seeing eye-to-eye on the details, requirements, and for some creative brainstorming. We will discuss details such as location, wardrobe ideas, hair and makeup options, themes, pricing and products. I will email you the pricing information and appropriate contracts to be signed. We will also schedule your Reveal Session at this time A non-refundable deposit of $50 is required to put your date on the calendar.
On or before your shoot date, a $150 Session Fee will be due. A portrait model and safety release will need to be signed at this time so that all is clear in writing and for the personal protection of all participants. If you have chosen to have hair & makeup and not paid the stylist yet, that amount will be due as well; all depending on the availability of the makeup artist, not guaranteed. Your session fee covers a 60-90 minute shooting experience and 1 - 3 outfit changes depending on time and the flow of the shoot. If you like, tell me a few of your favorite artists you'd like to hear as your shoot soundtrack and I'll create a playlist beforehand!
This is where I will reveal to you all of your most beautiful lightly retouched images, from which you may choose, and you can then finalize your package choice, and make any additional purchases. I'll then finalize the retouching process on your selections and have the digital copies to you within 2 weeks time. More time may be required for prints.
Things To Consider
When choosing your wardrobe, please try to avoid anything with visible logos. Within our hour of shooting, 2-3 outfit changes is ideal time-wise and will also offer a great variety of style and character to your imagery. I am here to assist you as well. Highly encouraged as well is to treat yourself to a manicure and pedicure before your session.
OUTDOOR SHOOTING HOURS: I currently offer my services on the weekends and weeknights between 6pm-9pm are possible as well. For lighting purposes, if we are to be shooting outdoors, I suggest meeting 30 minutes before sunrise and 75 minutes before sunset, overcast days allowing for more flexibility during the afternoon. Please keep in mind that late arrivals will effect the length of your session and the quality of any shots taken after ideal lighting time has passed.
INDOOR SHOOTING HOURS: Portrait sessions in my studio (or another indoor location) on the weekends are more flexible, and the nature of the shoot may be a deciding factor in scheduling times, natural window light hours being best between 9am - 8pm. After 8pm, artificial lighting will be used to create different styles and looks. In the case of other indoor locations of your choosing, if possible, please try and provide me with photos taken during the time of day you'd like to shoot, so I have an idea of the lighting situation and atmosphere.
Hair and Makeup is a suggested option, especially in beauty and boudoir styled shots, and will be an additional charge of $125 on average, depending on the stylist. This option may also effect our scheduling, depending on the availability of the artist.
You will also receive high-resolution digital copies of all purchased prints, which will be delivered via Dropbox. (Dropbox will require you to set up a free account in order to view and download your photos, if you don't already have an account, that is. Also, if your existing Dropbox is full, you may need to delete some older files to make some room).
PAYMENTS can be made by cash, check or via PayPal or Venmo. My PayPal email is: firstname.lastname@example.org, and when choosing this option there will be an additional charge of 4% to cover the PayPal fees. Payment Plans can also be arranged upon request.
No rescheduling fee will be necessary if you let me know at least 7 days prior to our shoot date. If within 7 days of our shoot, a $50 rescheduling fee will be due immediately.
An extra charge of $25 for locations more than 20 miles from downtown Houston. $35 for 30 miles out. More than that, let’s chat!
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