Q: I love your work! How much do you charge?
A: I charge for my services by the hour. My base fee is $300.
Q: Where can I have my photos taken?
A: My rate includes 30 minutes travel time (each way) to get to your preferred location. I am based out of Hollister, California. Major points of interest that are a half hour away from me include Gilroy & Morgan Hill as well as Monterey & Salinas. I will travel anywhere to take your photos. Please inquire for distances longer than 30 minutes.
Q: Does this rate include all of the services that you offer?
A: Yes. Aside from Engagements, Weddings & Birth Stories.
Below, you can find the times that I recommend for each different service:
Q: How many photos will I get?
A: I tend to go overboard with the number of photos I give. Conservatively, I would say a minimum of 30 per hour/15 per additional half hour. But depending on how the session goes & whether kids cooperate, I often give my clients upwards of 55-70 images. If I have lots of great photos from your session, I will give them to you!
Q: How long will it take for me to get my photos?
A: I provide a preview within one week of your session & all of your photos will be available for you in an online gallery within two weeks.
Q: What will my photos look like?
A: I have spent lots of time building a signature look for my images. Your photos will look very similar to the photos on my website, Facebook page & sample galleries. I trust that upon hiring me, you have browsed my galleries & you trust and enjoy my creative style.
If you have special requests or preferences (for example, all black & white / no black & white / vintage / filmy / etc...) regarding how your want your images to be edited, I ask that you tell me in advance. Otherwise, editing is a highly subjective and individual process & if you want photos altered after your gallery is presented to you, I charge $20 per image for this service.
Q: Do you offer mini sessions?
A: I do! My mini session is 30 minutes of shooting for $150 & includes at least 15 digital files. However, the scheduling for these are less flexible than my standard sessions. Call me and we can arrange something!
Q: What is your availability?
A: I recently went back to "regular" work. So my schedule fluctuates depending on my work commitments. Call/email me so we can coordinate a time to meet up!
Q: What do I need to do to schedule a session?
A: I require a $50 retainer to get on my calendar, which can be paid via PayPal. This will be applied to your balance at the time of your session. I ask that you pay your remaining balance at the beginning of your session. You can pay me with cash or check. If you need to pay with a debit/credit card, you can do so via PayPal before we meet. All PayPal payments have a $5 service charge. You can email me @ Jessica.firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text me @ 831/594-9777.