Model test shot FAQ
  • Do you provide makeup services?

No, but I can provide a list of very good make-up artists and stylists

  • I'm just getting started in modeling. How does this all work?

Your first step is doing a photo shoot, to get 5-10 prints for your portfolio. Then schedule interviews with local modeling agencies to show them your photos. After you find an agency to represent you, you can order your composite cards (with your stats and 3-5 poses).

  • What should I wear for my modeling photos?

Variety is key in a good modeling portfolio, from fun and sassy, to elegant and moody. Your clothes should be up-to-date and look like new. Use your photo shoot as an excuse to buy some new clothes! Bring several outfits, even if we don't use them all. Avoid white, unless it is an accent color. Also avoid clothing with logos. Bring hats and accessories. Women should have hair and makeup that looks professionally done. Men should also have hair that looks professionally styled. If you can style your hair more than one way, that's even better.

  • I'm a guy. Do I need to wear makeup?

No, but the most common problem is shine. It's a good idea to wash your face about an hour before your shoot. I provide powder in case you need some.

  • Do you do photo retouching?

Yes. Most packages include basic retouching (softening wrinkles and lightening bags under the eyes) and all prints include retouching. There may be a charge for more extensive retouching.

  • What is the standard size for a comp card and where can I buy them?

Comp/Zed cards generally are 8.5" by 5.5"

If you are signed with an agency, you must order your comp card from the agency or their printer. Agencies will have standard designs for all their models to keep it consistent.

Headshots FAQ
  • What should I wear for my headshots?

A dark ribbed sweater, or a dark shirt with a collar is best. If you have blonde hair, then medium colors are better. Avoid white and light colors. Something with texture, or some sheen is also good, such as microfiber or rayon. Avoid low-cut tops and short sleeves.

  • Do you do photo retouching?

Yes. Most packages include basic retouching (softening wrinkles and lightening bags under the eyes) and all prints include retouching. There may be a charge for more extensive retouching.

Wedding FAQ
  • How many pictures do you take?

I never put a limit on the number of photos I take. I'll take as many photos as are needed to capture your special day in the best way. For some weddings that may be 200 pictures and for others it may be 450-500. I never charge you based on how many photos I take and this policy holds for all of my packages, from the cheapest to the most expensive.

  • How long will formals take?

Depends on how many formals you want and how big the wedding party is. Usually formals take between 30-45 minutes up to and hour and half depending on what you want. I highly recommend doing the wedding formals before the ceremony. Otherwise it is very difficult to round up people, most of the people are ready to begin the festivity at that time.

  • Do you have backup equipment?

Yes, I'll carry at least two cameras with me and enough backup equipment so that in case something unforeseen happens, it will not interrupt my ability to capture your special day in any way.

  • How soon will our photos be done?

About 3-4 weeks.

  • What is the proofsite?

For every wedding I photograph I upload the photos to your proofing site. Those images can be downloaded , emailed, and printed. This will be password protected and shareable to your friends and family unless you chose otherwise. This is quite like flikr but higher quality prints.

  • Do you do special effects processing or use Photoshop actions?

I don’t use “special” post processing effects, however I do enhance and color correct every image manually. If you would like a certain effect just let me know...

  • Best time for a wedding?

It is a good idea to start your ceremony at least 1 hour before sunset. mid-day weddings can be very harsh lighting for the photos

  • Is a deposit required to hold my wedding date?

Yes. A deposit of $375 is required to hold your wedding date. The deposit amount applies toward your final contracted fee. The deposit amount is non-refundable.

  • Do you take credit cards?

Yes. Cash, check, Paypal and bank transfer are all available

  • When is my final payment due?

Your final payment is due on or before your wedding day. Many people choose to make multiple smaller payments in the months leading up to their wedding day. I can accept payment in cash or check or credit card.

  • What if you have an Emergency or unexpected event and can't make it to our wedding?

In this rare case, I would refer you to an associate with a similar style and pricing and issue a refund.

  • Do you make wedding albums?

I like to spend my time with the camera but i have a great designer I can point you to

Portrait FAQ
  • what should i wear?

I recommend that you choose apparel that reflect your personality. But avoid clothes with strong patterns, logos or high-contrast stripes.

  • Do we meet beforehand?

Yes I like to make a portrait planning appointment and meet with you yo get a sense of your aesthetic style and personality

things to think about

  • your desires for your portrait
  • If the portrait is to be formal or casual
  • Should we schedule the session at home, outdoors or at the studio?
  • Do you want more of a classic look b/w, sepia..or more of a contemporary colorful look
  • On which wall in the home do you wish to display the portrait?

  • Is there a satisfaction guarantee

Yes if your not 100% satisfied or if I'm not, we shoot again til we are, I take my work seriously and want this heirloom quality for generations.