Q: What is a typical photo shoot with you like?
A: Upon your arrival or mine (depending on the location of the photo shoot) after greeting each other we would chat for a bit just to make sure that you're comfortable and to ease any nerves that may still be there. Then the photo shoot starts which is largely based on you. I've shot with all different types of people with different comfort zones. Some preferred to jump right in and shedded all of their clothes where as other may have gone piece by piece until they were fully in their skin. Either way works for me as my biggest concern is you being comfortable. After the photos are taken usually I show a few of my favorites and we chat some more about whatever you're thinking or feeling. Then rap things up with a hug and smile!
Q: How long is your average photo shoot?
A: If it's a solo shoot I'd say anywhere between 1 hour to 1 hour and a half. Really it depends on how much chatting we do as I've had some amazing conversations with the individuals and couples that I've captured. If it's a couple and they want photos of them being intimate then it comes down to how long they "last" as I don't direct couples that I capture. I try not to exist when I'm in their space so I continue to shoot trying not to miss any moments until they're done. The duration of the shoot largely depends on my schedule and how much talking we do. I love having meaningful conversations with people that let me into their space to capture them. So if time allows a photo session can last over two hours.
Q: Where are you based out of? And do you travel to take photos?
A: I currently live in Tampa, FL and yes I do travel for photo shoots. I would actually say that about 90% of the photos I've taken are while on trips to other cities.
Q: What are the prices for your photo shoots and what do they include?
A: For solo photo shoots the base price is $400. For couples photo shoots the base price is $600. Depending on where I have to travel to that could add travel fee to your total price.
Q: What does that price include?
A: That includes a photo shoot and safe space to talk, vent, discuss, and be comfortable. I am big on establishing a safe space prior to shooting so with that price you get a space to bare all mentally, spiritually, and physically. In regards to taking photos I don't set a shot count at all as I strongly feel that by doing so limits my own creativity and limits the emotions that could be needed to create great photos. So we shoot until you and I are both satisfied with the images captured. Or if you’re a couple.. We would shoot until you were both “done”.
Q: Do you do video as well?
A: Yes I do! If you would like a video made please email me privately at firstname.lastname@example.org or submit a request through the “Contact” page of my website to discuss rates and what you have in mind to be captured.