Our approach - For both still and video photography, we deliver the end product fully processed - you do not simply receive images or footage as shot. We believe this is essential to providing you with your money’s worth: quality in both capture and processing.
Still photography - For commissioned still photography work - say you arrange for us to shoot your wedding, or do a portrait session - we charge $90 per hour of shooting. This rate includes all required post processing: images are selected, cropped, color corrected, fine-tuned for exposure and contrast. You receive images optimized for viewing and printing.
Images are presented to you on a private client access page on our website for your review, selection and feedback. The website allows digital downloads, as well as ordering at reasonable prices of professional prints of any size on a variety of paper types, canvas, etc., with or without framing. For detailed instructions about the ordering and download process, go to this page. Additional delivery methods (CD, email) or additional editing are available upon request – please inquire.
Videography - For commissioned videography – say you want us to produce a video about your family reunion, or record a company training video – we charge $35 per hour of shooting per camera/operator, with a separate $35 per hour required for editing. The amount of editing needed to turn raw footage into finished product varies a lot with the type of event, the number of cameras used, and the kind of result you are looking for. We encourage you to talk to us about providing a quote tailored to your particular situation.
Your end result is delivered as fully edited footage on DVD, complete with appropriate titling to fit the event recorded. Extra copies, delivery in other formats (e.g. in file formats suitable for playback on computers, or for uploading to internet video sharing sites) are available upon request – please inquire.
Preparation for best results - For any commissioned work, for us to know about what you have planned for your event, and what type of end result you are looking for, is key. So is knowing the venue, and the people involved in organizing the event. This knowledge is critical for determining how we approach the shoot. Please take the time to discuss these details with us, and have us answer any questions, so we can better serve your needs. Since this requires some time, and is especially important for weddings and other once-in-a-lifetime events, we charge an additional $100 set-up fee for such events.
Payment terms- For weddings and other event work, we require half of our fees to hold the date (non-refundable), and the other half a week prior to the event. For other work, fees are due on the day of the shoot.
Delivery of results - Still images: digital files are generally available to the customer within a week. If it looks, due to our workload, like it will take longer, we will let you know ahead of time. Digital delivery via a password protected customer gallery on our website is included in the shooting fees; professional prints, framing, photo books, etc. are available at reasonable cost. Video product: Ask us for an estimate of processing time. Delivery via DVD is standard; other methods are available - please inquire.
Additional items - For assignments over 20 miles from Yachats, OR, travel fees apply – please inquire. Out-of-pocket expenses, such as location / prop rental, are customer’s responsibility. Non-profit organizations qualify for discounted rates - please contact us for details. Fees are due on the day of the shoot.
Copyright and licenses for use - We retain copyright on all our work product, unless expressly waived in writing. On commissioned work, you, the customer, are licensed to unlimited personal usage of all the images produced on your shoot. We reserve the right to feature selected images in our advertising.
Package pricing - We’d be happy to put together package pricing (shoot, prints, album, etc.) – just ask - but we don’t want to lock you in to buying items you don’t need.
Stock images - For free lance work product - say you want to purchase work featured on our website - check the website for pricing of prints and downloads. If you are interested in commercial licencing – please inquire.