Before we go further I would request the customer to connect with me only if they are genuinely interested in exploring my services - since we get charged a significant amount of fee for even just casual inquiries. I am very keen on earning your business and doing my best to work with you - and only request the same acknowledgment and respect. ******* My pricing is based on a individual need basis and is customized accordingly. The quote I provide is an estimate and will be refined based on understanding the specific needs of the request. It is inclusive of a session fee that could vary between $75 to $125 depending on various factors such as length of the session, members involved, distance etc. Also included are hi-res digital images provided via digital share or memory stick - the cost varies for these varies from $75 to $200 - depending on the number of edited images. I also provide the option of purchasing a individual image which usually turns out to be a more expensive but allows the customer to only pick what they like.
Once I am approached for an assignment I like to connect with the customer - in person or on the phone - to get a clear understanding of the requirements and expectations. If whatever reason I do not believe I am best suited for the job I am completely transparent about it with the customer - I believe it is the best interest for both parties since I am establishing a relation. If we mutually agree that I am appropriate person for the job, we go ahead and set up a time-slot and location for the shoot. From that point forward till the shoot I stay very engaged addressing any queries, providing suggestions on colors, locations and any additional information that is needed. More importantly I think this is necessary to establish a rapport with the people you are photographing - often that is the difference between a flat two dimensional image vs the personality. Post the shoot based on customer preference I provide a viewing gallery and allow them to pick the select number of images which I then work on and provide to the customer. My usual turnaround time is a quick preview image within 2 days and the rest within a week to 10 days. As a bonus - if there are additional images that the customer likes I offer them free in their unedited raw form
I am a self-taught photographer who took to the camera as a way to connect with my creative side many years ago. One thing led to another and my hobby became my passion and passion turned to a part-time profession that I immensely enjoy. Of course, having said that I have constantly worked and pursued learning and improving my skills as far as the genre of my choice i.e people portaiture of all kinds is concerned, through a series of workshops and online courses - but really by working with people