Nicholaus Booth Photography
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Hired 110 times
2 years in business
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Nicholaus is very professional and very affordable. He arrived to our home on time and set everything up for the photo shoot. I like the fact that he let us pick our pictures. I would definitely hire him next time.Dec 21, 2019Verified
I found Nicholaus while trying to surprise my family with a photo shoot on our first family vacation. Nicholaus was so quick to respond and was extremely helpful. He was genuinely interested in what ideas I had for our session and how I wanted it to play out. He responded super quickly, was always professional, and extremely kind. We, unfortunately had to rebook our trip and were out of the distance of his work, and he was extremely understanding of that. I cannot wait to have our shoot with him next time we are in FL. Wouldn’t think twice about finding another photographer. Thank you so much Nicholaus!!!Jun 29, 2020Verified
Nicholaus was very easy to work with and extremely flexible. He was great in terms of communication and transparency and the photos came out great. Will definitely recommend him.Jun 9, 2020Verified
Nicholaus was very prompt with response and did an overall good job. Needed one specific photo for the back of my book cover. Mission accomplished.Jun 28, 2020Verified
“Nicholaus was the best! I wanted graduation pictures of my daughter and he was able to accommodate me with short notice. I would highly recommend him to anyone that needs a photographer. He is punctual, keeps in touch with you, and takes great pictures.”Jun 9, 2020Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Pricing: I do not charge by the hour, but I use that as a baseline for the (edited) photos that we can both aim for. Travel (if need be), location (outdoor/indoor/studio), and so forth will be determining factors, as well. We'll be able to discuss this in detail and I'll try to tailor to your budget accordingly. Travel Fees: This will be in effect if the location is more than 15-20 minutes away and/or requires a studio setup. The prices will very, but I am willing to tailor the overall package accordingly. Late Fees: I have a 14 minute grace period given to everyone before the shoot. After 15 minutes, however, small fees will be in order. They are as follows: 15+ Minutes Late - $15 30+ Minutes Late - $30 1 Hour Late - $60 Once we're headed towards an hour and a half, the shoot will need to be rescheduled, or further late fees will incur. Anything after an hour may or may not bite into another scheduled shoot, therefore I will be obligated to leave the location of the shoot, and the last fee incurred will still apply before the rescheduling process. Extra services: The following are the baselines of other freelancers I know, and their rates. If you have any questions, feel free to ask, and I'll get both of you in touch. Make-Up (MAC) Artist - $60 flat fee, lashes included (per person/face). Videographer - $350 for 1 hour of shooting, 3-5 minute edit, and (potentially) travel included. Unedited Photo Release Policy: Unless for a wedding/event, unedited photos are not apart of the standard price/service. A lot of photographers don't give out unedited photos, as it's not a final product. I, however, tend to make exceptions. They are as follows: #1: They are not to be posted online/to social media. If I'm giving you unedited photos, they are for your own personal viewing, and can be a far cry from my personal work, and I'd like to keep them separate from the public portfolio. #2: They are not free. I charge per unedited photo, and it's a firm price. Some exceptions apply (sponsorships, catalog, etc). But, this is the overall gist. If it were up to me, I'd give out unedited photos every shoot. But, given the industry and certain cons, that's not something I can afford to do.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I like to say hello, and ask if you'd like to either shoot this week(end), or next week(end). I'll also ask if there's any other details you'd like to go over. Once we have a day/timeline, location, and an ideal budget/price range in mind, I'll add you to my calendar, and reach out a few days before the shoot to make sure we're still on for the shoot. Once we shoot, I'll either send you the photos digitally (by text or email via Dropbox), or USB drive. All the photos should be edited within a few days, or 1 week max. A down payment is completely optional (50% of the overall shoot pricing), but if the shoot is to take place next year, a down payment will be very much ideal.
- What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?If this is your first time looking/hiring a photographer, and you don't have an ideal budget, think of a number that would break the bank, and work your way to a lower number until you can see yourself spending that amount on some photos for the occasion. What number have you come back with? Present that to the photographer, and say that's your firm baseline, and go from there.