Cost - shadowspawn

The cost of a photo session varies greatly depending on the amount of time it takes, if other professionals such as make up or hair stylists are needed, if special props or backgrounds are needed and over course what the purpose of the images is.

A typical photo shoot takes runs about 3 hours. This leaves time for you to model 3-4 outfits / looks with a bit of time to for you to change hair and makeup each time. I can arrange for a makeup artist or hair stylist at an additional cost or you can either do your own or bring a friend to help you.

In the past my typical 3 hr. photo session ranged from $125 to $500 depending on the photo package selected. It was very difficult for the customer to select which package to do beforehand. So I have revised the process.

Instead of picking predetermined package and number of photos you will be able to pick and choose any quantity and size you want after you see the images. To do this I will be charging a sitting fee -- this will cover the cost of taking the photos and editing what I think are the best images. Once edited you will be able to select and purchase what images you want as prints from my online store.

The sitting fee for a typical shoot will be $40 for the first hour (or any part of the hour) plus $30/hr from then on. So the typical 3 hour session will cost $40+$30+$30 = $100. If would like a CD with proof sized copies of all the images the day of the shoot for an additional $10. Included in the cost of the shoot is placing the finished images in an online public gallery. From here you can view the finished images and select which to have prints made from. For an additional $15 I will create a private gallery for your photos online that only you will have the password for. Visit one of the galleries I have currently on display, this is what your photos will look like online. To get an idea of the cost of having prints made choose one of the images and select "buy", a list of the various sizes and types of images available and their costs will be shown. Prints ordered through the web site have the "Shadowspawn" logo removed. The quality of the printed images is amazing, the professional lab I selected to fulfill print orders does a top notch job. If you are interested in creating a calendar it may take several sessions to get the 12 images plus one for the cover done but the additional sessions are discounted.In addition to a calendar, a very nice photo book can be created by using images that were not used in the calendar. Notes: if you need photos for an advertisement or other commercial purposes the costs may be higher. additional editing or enhancing of images is available. if you are willing to allow me to use images of you the sitting fee can be greatly reduced... see my page on Free photo shoots.


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