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Tara Elwell Photography
About this pro
13 years in business
51 hires on Thumbtack
Tara was great! She was very responsive and communicated well all the way up to the day we scheduled the photos and then even sent me and email telling me what the weather would be like so we could dress accordingly, so nice!! They were fall pics that we had scheduled to do on the hottest fall day ever but that’s Charlotte for ya!!! We were all dripping sweat by the end but that didn’t stop Tara from getting awesome pics even at times laying on the ground to get just the right angle!!!! Will definitely use her again, thank you Tara, you rock!!!!Oct 11, 2018Verified
Tara did a great job getting pictures of my cat who wasn’t into the experience at all.Mar 11, 2018Verified
Tara was wonderful! She captured exactly what we wanted and we barely knew she was there. She is a great photographer with an eye for a good shot. We recommend to anyone hosting an event. Thanks TaraFeb 26, 2018Verified
Tara was on time and made us feel very comfortable. Love the picturesJan 11, 2018Verified
Tara was very kind! She had many ideas and tips to create some amazing memories for us. I would defiantly call her back to capture some future memories!Dec 25, 2017Verified
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?PRIVATE SESSIONS & EVENTS $150 for 1st hour + $100 for each additional hour *price includes photography, lighting, editing of a minimum of 20 photos per hour booked. Ability to download images and purchase photo prints on my website from your private gallery. CORPORATE EVENTS $150 for each hour *price includes photography, lighting, editing photos from the event. Ability for guests to download images and purchase photo prints on my website from your private gallery. CORPORATE HEADSHOTS $150 for up to 3 people. $50 for each additional person. *price includes photography, lighting, editing of 5 photos per person. Ability to download images and purchase photo prints on my website from your private gallery. NON-PROFITS/PUBLIC SCHOOL EVENTS & SESSIONS $100 for each hour *price includes photography, lighting, editing photos from the event. Ability for guests to download images and purchase photo prints on my website from your private gallery. REFER-A-FRIEND For every friend you refer to me that books a session/event, you receive $25 off your next session/event! Refer 6 friends and get your next 1-hour session free! :) INITIAL PAYMENT All clients make an initial payment when booking with me in order to reserve your requested time on my schedule. This ensures that I will not book any other clients at your chosen time. Because I am not able to book anyone else at your time, the initial payment is non-refundable if you cancel your session/event. If your session is outdoors and you need to reschedule due to weather, you will not lose your initial payment. It will be applied to the newly scheduled date. The initial payment is generally 1/3 of the total amount.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I’ll ask you what types of photos you are looking for, what location you would like to have your photos taken, who your subject(s) are, if you have a shot list of specific photos you definitely want, and when you would like to have photos taken. I’ll email you a confirmation of the booking date along with an invoice for either the full payment or an initial payment of approximately 1/3 of the total fee depending on if you want to make one payment or split it into two in order to secure your date and time on my schedule. I will upload all of your photos to a passworded online gallery on my website within a few days so that you can download all of the high resolution images.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have been doing photography with a professional camera for over 22 years, which of course was before digital photography. Nowadays, everyone with a cellphone thinks they are a photographer. There is much more to photography than just clicking a photo. It has much to do about proper lighting which is a science that takes a long time to learn. Also, knowing how to properly process digital photos with balancing colors, exposure, and retouching is an art that not every photographer knows how to do very well. Everyone has their own style of processing images. I studied at the Light Factory of Charlotte and continue to enhance my skills from mentors and other photographers, as well as stay up to date with computer skills in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop for editing of images. I have also been a graphic designer for over 20 years which is a great skill to have when being creative with photography.