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INVESTMENT

This information will serve as a general guideline – any fees and rates are subject to change without notice. Please contact me to discuss the specifics of your needs. These fees and rates cover my time and talents for the session and the general editing of selected images. Extensive retouching or complex editing of images may require additional fees. The cost of any work product (prints, digital images, and related items) are not included unless specifically specified.

    

2020 SENIOR PORTRAITS

 "20/20" IS PERFECT VISION!

 EVERY SENIOR IS UNIQUE!

LET'S CREATE SOMETHING UNIQUE!   JUST FOR YOU!

A "PERFECT VISION" FOR YOUR SENIOR YEAR!

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • I am a pretty much "no frills" type of person. By that I mean I'm not one to have fancy language about sessions on my sites. I don't do fancy packaging on my products. I believe that it is to your advantage that I devote my time and energy towards creating the best images possible and offering you products at a reasonable cost. My fees are more than some photographers, but less than others. I value my time, and I hope you do also. There are many costs to providing a professional business, that many do not realize. I'm happy to offer my thoughts and feelings about my work, so please ask if you have questions! 

  • We will have a short "break the ice" meeting to get to know each other a little bit. This meeting is usually with the Senior and at least one parent. There is no obligation to book at this time. We can briefly discuss topics like wardrobe, hair and makeup, locations for photos and so much more! 

  • We will discuss what might be a perfect session for you, based on your "vision" and what you wish to do. Topics might include the length of the session, how many wardrobe changes you wish, and ideas about one or more locations for the photo session. 

  • We will discuss if you might wish to have more than one session (perhaps one in the fall, and one in the spring), or if there are special requests for photos.

  • Based on this information, I will provide information during our meeting of what the session fee will be, the approximate length of the session, and more details about the images from the session. 

  • We will discuss your needs and wishes for the products that you will want from the session, such as photographic prints, options and variety of prints, and other products such as canvases and more! 

  • We will discuss how you can obtain digital image files of photos from your session, so that you understand how this is handled. 

  • I will explain my policies about cancellations or rescheduling of sessions, and answer any questions you might have about a session.

  • You will have the option to book during this meeting, and set a date for your session. Or you can contact me later to book a session No pressure to book at this initial meeting! 

  • Some prime session dates book very quickly. I'll be able to check my calendar during the meeting to offer possible dates for you to select from. Session dates are not locked in until the "good faith retainer" is paid.

SESSION FEES START AT $250.

  • This fee covers my time in meetings with you, any discussions about the session, the actual session, and a significant amount of time spent in the selection and editing of images. 

  • I select the images to be edited. Proof images are not provided unless there are unusual circumstances involved. 

  • "Basic editing" is included. This includes color correction, lighting adjustments and some minor adjustments for minor skin blemishes, minor hair editing and similar. Complex editing such as removal of background objects, and similar extensive editing is not included, unless additional fees on a per image basis are agreed to, and may not be possible on some images.

  • No products such as prints, canvases, or digital images are included in the session fee. 

I do not impose a “minimum purchase” requirement on any Senior Portrait sessions. Please note again, that no products are included in the session fee, so there will be additional expenditures to buy products like wallet prints, enlargement prints, and other items. These are available for purchase as a la carte items, no fixed packages that you must select from! If the purchase of digital images is offered, those prices will be determined based on the session fee, and other factors. 

A non-refundable “good faith retainer” of $100 is required at the time of booking your session, and is applied to your session fees. 

     

~  ADDITIONAL SERVICES ~

HEADSHOTS & PORTRAITS

Headshot sessions are customized to fit your needs, and may be priced less than portrait sessions. Portrait sessions allow more flexibility than headshot sessions, and are customized accordingly. These sessions begin at $300, and may be for a single person, a couple, single family or a small group. Headshot sessions for a single person usually produce about 4-6 images, and are provided digitally. Depending on the portrait session, approximately 20-25 images, (photographer's choice) will be selected and edited for purchase. Digital images from a portrait session may or may not be available for purchase, depending on the circumstances of the session.

GENERAL EVENT PHOTOGRAPHY

Other photography bookings such as family reunions, parties, stage and theatre performances and similar events are quoted on an individual basis. Fees may be hourly, or quoted as an event fee. Travel expenses and any additional expenses incurred will be added to the fee. Hourly rates begin at $200 for the first hour, and $80/hour for each additional hour, billed in ½ hour increments. Travel time is charged if travel exceeds one hour for one-way travel. These fees include general editing of images, but does not include any work product such as prints or digital images.

WEDDINGS

I do not book weddings as the primary photographer, but I do photograph weddings as a “2nd camera” photographer. I am available for wedding related sessions such as “Save-the-Date”, Engagement, and Bridal. I am happy to share information that may be of value to you about your wedding needs, and can refer photographers for you to consider.

PHOTOGRAPHY CLASSES

Photography classes are available on a limited basis in the form of informal private or small group camera classes or software editing lessons. Please contact me to discuss your needs and my fees.

PHOTOGRAPH RELEASE POLICY AND RETAINER FEES

A “Model Release” is required to be signed prior to the session. This release explains the obligations of both parties for the use of any images taken during the session.

A "good faith" retainer to hold your scheduled session is required at the time of booking the session. This is usually $100 for the types of sessions I book. Please discuss this with me when you inquire about booking me for a session.

PHOTOGRAPHIC PRINTS and DIGITAL IMAGES

Visit my separate site at www.tjshuflin.smugmug.com to see many more examples of my work, and to see the current prices for prints. To see current prices, select a gallery and pretend to purchase one or more prints in various sizes. You are not obligated to purchase, and can clear your “shopping cart” at any time. There are many sizes of prints, canvases, prints on metal, and other choices available. Here are current prices for some of the most common items. Prices are subject to change without notice.

4x6 print - $8.00 (glossy or lustre finish)

5x7 print - $12.00 (glossy or lustre finish)

8x10 print - $16.00 (glossy or lustre finish)

Wallets - $16.00 (gloss or lustre finish, 1 sheet of 8 prints, die cut, about 2x3 inches each)

Digital images may be available for purchase on some session types. These images are high resolution JPEG images, suitable for printing. The prices of individual digital images, and/or complete session digital image packages will be determined when a session is booked, and will be dependent on several factors. 

All copyrights are retained by me. You are given usage rights of the images for personal use only. No modification, alteration or removal of any part of the image is allowed. Special usage requirements will be considered, and additional fees may be charged. Commercial use is not permitted without prior written permission.