Rachel Alves Photography
Rachel Alves Photography

Rachel Alves Photography

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Introduction: AVAILABILITY IS WEDNESDAY - SATURDAY ONLY Hello, I specialize in business headshots and portraits. Availability & pricing are posted below. Thumbtack pros are charged $18+ for each lead, regardless if you view our responses or not. Please reach out only after you have read the availability & session descriptions. Dates & times can be penciled in for 24 hrs. A 50% non-refundable retainer fee is required to secure a date & time. Sales tax is additional. My availability is as follows: Sessions are scheduled Wed. - Sat. ONLY with morning, afternoon and early evening availability. Headshots sessions focus on head and shoulders. Portrait sessions are 3/4 length to full body. I offer 3 headshot sessions. Each includes 1 retouched high resolution digital file. 1) Budget headshot session - $150 plus tax. Includes a 15 minute studio session with either a black, white or gray background. Image selection is made at the end of your session. 2) Basic headshot session - $250 plus tax. Includes a 45 minute studio session or environmental session close to my studio, weather permitting. Image selection is made at the end of your session. 3) Standard headshot session - Includes up to a 3 hour session with unlimited looks in studio and or a location option*. Image selections can be made at the end of your session or ask about the option for a proofing gallery. For more details please contact me. Portrait in studio portrait session pricing start at $250. For more details please contact me. My session availability is Wednesday - Saturday with morning, afternoon and early evening availability. 24 HOUR IN ADVANCE CANCELLATION NOTICE For more details please contact me! Thank you! Rachel Alves

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Maria R.

Headshot Photography

As someone who typically runs from the camera, I was worried about having my headshot taken. Rachel erased those fears the minute I walked in her studio. She made me feel comfortable, provided clear direction, engaged me in the process, and produced a photo that I'm really proud to share! She was patient as I asked a thousand questions and I have recommended her already several times.
Jul 30, 2021
John R.

Headshot Photography

Rachel was great to work with and provided valuable feedback regarding my request for a professional headshot. The photos she took were excellent. I highly recommend her.
May 10, 2021
Marisa M.

Headshot Photography

I’m so happy I chose Rachel for my professional headshot. She was very responsive leading up to my appointment, made me feel relaxed and comfortable during the appointment, and provided quick, professional results after.
Aug 30, 2021
Hong Z.

Portrait Photography

I hired Rachel for editorial photo taking in her studio. It was a great experience! Rachel was professional and she gave good suggestions for the session.
Aug 23, 2021
Sabrina V.

Headshot Photography

She is great, she makes you feel comfortable and she does an amazing job on the photos, makes you feel right at home, and always makes her clients her #1 priority.
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Thank you Sabrina for the kind words!
Jun 1, 2021
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    * 50% Non-Refundable Retainer Fee Required At Time Of Booking * Payment Policy ​50% down as a non-refundable retainer fee to reserve your time slot, with the remaining balance due before the start of your session. Time slots cannot be reserved without the 50% retainer fee. Clients can pay in full right away if you choose as well. Client's are invoiced through PayPal via email, (a PayPal account isn’t required). A receipt of payment received is then emailed to clients. Rescheduling & Cancellations Our time is valuable, and so is yours. If you’re late for your session, you lose that time. If you don’t show, you’ll still be charged in full. In turn, we promise to honor our appointments and be on time as well. This affects how many other clients we can take on. With less than 72 hours notice or for no-shows, payments will not be reapplied. With more than 72 hours advance notice, your headshot session may be rescheduled within 30 days of the originally scheduled session. In the event of a second rescheduled session, there will be an additional $100 fee to retain a date.​ A paid deposit constitutes acceptance of the policies outlined on the website.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    Once a customer reaches out, we schedule a call to talk details and the scope & style of the project. We look at a date and time for the session. Once the non-refundable booking fee is paid, your session is booked and locked in. Your photo shoot is fully guided and is tethered to a monitor, which enables us to see and make adjustments during the shoot as needed. This way you have the assurance that we have what you want before the end of your session. Image Selection & Ordering - Once selections are made, images are then color corrected & retouched to look natural and un-retouched. All of your personal characteristics are kept intact, removing non-permanent features like under eye bags, blemishes, redness, facial lines, stray hairs, brightening of teeth and eyes. Once retouched images are approved I give you a variety of crops for maximum usage. Image Delivery - your final selections are delivered digitally via a dropbox link. Photos are typically ready anywhere from 4 to 5 business days.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I fell in love with photography in high school and studied Commercial Photography at the Art Institute of Seattle in the late 90's. I attend ongoing workshops and classes as well.

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