How much does a shoot cost?
$100 per look (3 edits per look)
Calendar Shoot: 12 looks, 3 edits of each look, and a printed calendar (mailed to you within six weeks). Hair and makeup for each look is included! $600
Professional hair and makeup is available for an additional flat fee of $50. If shooting multiple looks, adjustments will be made to hair and makeup at no additional charge.
Pin-up Party: Available for groups of 5 or more. Imagine spending an afternoon or evening with your closest friends, being pampered with professional hair and makeup, enjoying h'or deurves and the beverages of your choice, with your favorite music pumping in the background. Sounds fun, right!? Pricing starts at $75 per person and depends on group size. The larger the group, the lower the price! The price includes hair/makeup, and edits. It can even be co-ed if you'd like! The event is custom tailored to your desires! Food and beverages are not included.
What about wardrobe?
I am able to provide some wardrobe but my sizes are limited. I do offer free wardrobe coaching if you're unsure of what to wear.
Do I need to bring anything?
You will need to bring foundation (to ensure perfect skin match), false eyelashes, and stockings. Nude colored underwear is also recommended. Also feel free to bring any jewelry, accessories, or props you think would work well. It's better to have something and not need it than to need it and not have it!
Is there anything special I should do to prepare?
This is not the week to skip your brow wax, ladies. Also avoid facials or skin care treatments for three days prior to your shoot. Wash your hair the day before the shoot, not the day of the shoot. Your hair will actually be easier to style this way. Other than that, just shower and shave, and arrive with a clean, makeup-less face.
How long will the shoot take?
It varies depending on what service you are having. Allow three hours for a boudoir shoot and four hours for calendar shoots and pin-up parties.
Can I bring a friend to keep me company?
What methods of payment do you accept and when do I need to pay?
I accept credit card payments through Paypal and I also accept cash. No checks! A $50 deposit is require at the time of booking to reserve your date. The remaining balance will be due the day of the shoot. If you cannot use Paypal to pay your deposit, you can mail me a money order.
How long does a shoot take?
That depends on the shoot. For three looks with hair and makeup, plan on the shoot lasting for 2-3 hours. For a calendar shoot, plan on about 4 hours. For pinup parties, the really depends on the size of the party. Usually for a party of 4, plan on about 3 hours.
Do people normally tip?
Sometimes. It's certainly not required or expected. Some people like to tip if they particularly like the hair and makeup service they recieved or if extra time was spent on their shoot.
The package I bought says the shoot is "on location". What does that mean?
That means that I do not operate out of a studio. I typically photography people in their homes. I realize that this doesn't always work for everybody. I am willing to photograph you in my home in Silver Spring, MD if need be. Please note, I do not live alone so it may take you longer to get an appointment if we need to use my place, but it is an option.
How far do you travel?
I am in zip code 20904. I do assess travel fees for the following radiuses:
21-40 miles - $35
41-55 miles - $60
56+ miles - $100
Please take this into consideration when booking. These fees also apply Groupon and Living Social packages. If you'd like to avoid these fees, you are welcome to come to my home for your photo shoot, but please keep my statements in the previous question in mind when booking.
I need my pictures soon! Can you expedite orders?
Yes! A fee of $30 applies for orders needed within two weeks of your shoot.
Do you do weddings?
Yes, I am now offering wedding service. I will customize a package for you based on your individual needs. Prices vary depending on location, time needed, and number of edits/prints desired. I keep my rates very competitive. Contact me for details!