I shoot for fun, but i don’t mind a paid job or two once in a while, too! I’m available most evenings and weekends in central Ohio for many kinds of photography including events, portraits, and various assignment work.
Below are details on shooting rates. I charge a nominal session fee in advance, and prints are sold separately through my website. Since I don't run a studio (I'm 100% freelance), my costs are low and so are my prices. For more information, feel free to contact me anytime!
Getting Your Pictures
||$60 2-hr session
||Quoted by job
|Sports games, parties, concerts, plays, performances, grand openings, parades, etc.
||Families, senior pics, professional pics, modeling comps, pets, babies, kids.
||Real estate, products, e-Bay pics, vehicles, etc.
|Your Choice: Online Gallery or Disc
I’m happy to provide your images on a DVD, USB drive, or online gallery here on my web site. Images are usually ready within about a week. If you choose an online gallery, it can be password-protected if you wish, and you can easily share it with others by using a link. There is no ordering time limit; your gallery will not expire. I like to recommend this option, since it’s a permanent backup solution, should you ever need reprints.
|Using the Online Gallery to order Prints and Photo Products
I don’t mark up the price, so my cost is your cost. SmugMug’s prices are the same or slightly higher than popular services like Snapfish, and the labs they use are the best in the business.
You can place photo orders right from your online gallery, at your convenience, and have them sent directly to you. So can your friends and family, as you wish.
You can also order any time, as many times as you want. Placing your order is simple and secure, and all major credit cards are accepted.
Prints are available in wide variety of sizes and styles. Many other products, like mugs, tee shirts, greeting cards, calendars, and more are also available. You’ll be impressed with the list!
For assignments and some events or portraits in which electronic images are desired, downloads can be made right from the gallery. Pricing for these is dependent on the size and type of use (commercial vs. private license), and will be quoted when the photo shoot is booked.
|Satisfaction (rather, delight) Guaranteed
One reason I chose SmugMug to host my web site is their high standards for printing quality. It has to be easy for my clients to order, and the quality has to be good. SmugMug uses EZ Prints and Bay Photo, two of the best labs out there. Their work is top-quality, the service is fast, and they guarantee their work. You’ll be very pleased, just as I have been.
The standard session fee covers up to two hours at any local location, and has no limit on the number of poses or outfit changes. I also don't charge extra for more people, pets, or other additions.
What if the session turns out to be really short? No problem. If you want just a pose or two, a headshot, or other simple image, it's pretty likely that we won't need much time. For sessions that are less than 30 minutes the fee is reduced to $30.
|High School Seniors
Senior pictures are a big deal! It’s not uncommon to spend hundreds for them, and it can take hours to do the shoot. Let’s face it, these are important pictures, so you want them done well. The problem is, not everyone can afford to spend the equivalent of two or three car payments for them. I couldn’t. And that’s why I love to do these affordably.
Why consider me over a studio? Simple: I customize the session to you and your style, I don’t use silly props or costumes, I charge really low prices, I’ll shoot pretty much anywhere you want to, and I’m super flexible with scheduling. I do this for fun, not for big profits!
Because you’ll want variety with these, it’s a good idea to do two sessions in order to get a larger spread of pictures, outfits, and settings. If you want to do this, the first session is $60 (my standard fee), and the second is $30 for a total of $90. Want even more? A third isn’t usually needed, but I’m happy to do one for another $30.
I shoot entirely on location for natural looking images and environmental portraits, and don’t use a studio. Name your place; a park, ball field, city setting, home, or just about anywhere you like! I even have studio lighting equipment that can be set up almost anywhere for indoor shooting. I'm always scouting locations and have many to suggest, as well. Here’s one I truly love: Inniswood Metro Gardens in Columbus. Awesome place.
|On the Scene and Walk-Ups
As I attend various events I’m almost always shooting pics. It could be my son's soccer game, a parade, or just about anything. From time to time I’ll post galleries of these so others can order prints, too. Check the News/Blog page for announcements about these.
Feel free to contact me any time with questions about these or other services!
Fall is such a great time for senior pics!
Nature provides all the backdrops we need.