A LITTLE MORE INFO
WHAT SERVICES DO YOU OFFER?
I offer both still photography (primarily portraits, food, environments and lifestyle) and videography, and use a similar style for both: I search for beautiful, natural light and well-structured scenes, for the best visual impact.
how much does a photo or video shoot cost?
Because so many elements may vary in a creative shoot, I don’t have set prices – instead, I create custom quotes based on your project. But, to give you an idea of a starting price, simple headshots usually start at $250, while simple videos with no audio (only music) start around $700, plus any music licensing fees, with 'explainer' videos with audio starting from $2000.
what is your hourly rate?
All of my rates are based on a complete project, and therefore I don’t work on an hourly basis. Required prep time, potential loss of time due to weather conditions, the need for studio lights and/or an assistant, and the goals and overall complexity of the project are just a few of the factors that go into my customised quotes. I’m not just a camera operator, but rather a professional who cares deeply about creating great imagery that tells your unique story, I price my projects in such a way that I can deliver a complete experience to my clients.
how long will a shoot take?
A photoshoot could take anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour for a simple portrait or headshot, to a whole day or multiple days for a shoot that offers a more complete business tells a more detailed story, or involves video. I’ll provide my best estimate as part of your quote.
is this your full-time job?
Yes! I have been working as a full-time photographer for over 13 years, and I find myself shooting on my days off just for fun – photos and video are my life! Because I do this full time, I don’t have a “back-up” job to support me, nor do I have a super-rich husband! This means I must charge enough for my service to cover all the costs of running a professional business.
do you travel and are there extra cost involved?
I do travel for photo and video projects; in fact, I love to do it! Depending on the project, I try to keep costs minimal because I’m so excited to do the work. Please enquire about your project needs and location!
are you experienced and insured?
I’m very experienced! I’ve been using a camera since early high school, have completed a Bach in Photography and have been working as a professional full-time photographer for over 13 years. I ran my own studio in QLD with four staff members before my move to NSW. I also carry public liability insurance for up to 10 million.
who owns the copyright to your images?
Within Australia, commercial photographers automatically retain the copyright unless otherwise agreed upon by the photographer and client. I partially “release” the copyright to allow you to use the photos for all your business’ applications, such as your website, print brochures, social media, etc. I do retain the right to use the images for my own internal promotion and advertising (such as in my website folio).
I do not permit clients to sell the images to other parties; other parties must contact me directly for permission and/or payment. Fortunately, business images are usually only valuable to the clients who commission them, so copyright is rarely an issue. Specific arrangements regarding copyright can always be created on a case-by-case basis.
what do you do in post-production?
My shooting style is fairly natural, and my post-production and retouching complements this. No image leaves my computer without my complete confidence that it looks its best. I use software like Lightroom and Photoshop to give the images a little nudge in the right direction. I can also do more extensive retouching, such as changing colours, removing objects from the photos, and so on – just ask and I’ll give you a quote! (Here’s a little secret: I love flipping between the “before” and “after” of each shot – it’s the moment when the image really comes to life!)
what are your payment terms
I require a retainer of 50% of the total amount due in order to secure your booking, and the remaining balance upon delivery of the finished image file(s). Payment can be made via direct deposit, or I’m happy to send you an invoice through PayPal upon request.
how can I manage the ongoing costs of keeping my photos & videos update?
Running a business myself, I understand your concerns about the longevity of your investment – businesses change quickly, from the products and services they offer to the people they hire. When we initially meet, we can discuss your future needs and can come up with some cost-effective ideas of how we can capture your business now in a way that’s still useful to you in the future.
how can I book you for a shoot?
I’d love to have a consultation with you, either in-person or over the phone, to discuss your needs and whether we’re a good match! Simply contact me directly and we’ll get the process started!