Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Why do you have a FAQ?

    I receive a lot of the same types of questions from new clients so I made this page to help reduce these questions.

  2. Are your prices flexible?

    Yes, of course. Different clients have different needs and I'm a flexible guy, so if you have specific requests, please let me know and I'll do my best to work with you.

  3. What should I do to prepare?

    The most important thing you can do to prepare is to practise being yourself. A photograph will look most natural if you let your true self show. I'll do my best to loosen you up, but just be yourself and we'll have a great time.

    Other than being yourself, pick out a few different outfits that we can use for the shoot. Avoid solid black clothing. If you are gothic, a priest, or a witch, and all of your clothing is black, that's OK. I'll still make you look beautiful.

    Some people find it helpful to practise certain looks in the mirror before the shoot. This is a good idea as well. You can even take a few sample pictures of yourself to see how you'll look in front of the lens.

  4. When does the time for my shoot start?

    If we have agreed to do a photoshoot for a certain amount of time, then the timer starts at the time we have agreed upon, whether you're there or not, so please do not be late. My time is best spent taking photos, but if you'd rather pay me to wait around for you, then I will gladly watch YouTube videos on my iPhone instead.

  5. What is stock photography?

    Stock Photography is a generic type of photography used mainly in advertising. When you see a photo of a happy couple in a magazine, or a customer support person on a web site, this is usually stock photography.

    I often shoot and sell stock photography, so if you are interested in having your photos used as stock photography, I will usually offer steep discounts on your photo session. Not all photoshoots are eligible to be sold as stock photos however. A headshot of you sitting in front of a grey wall probably won't sell as a stock photo.

  6. Are there specific rules for Stock Photo shoots?

    Yes, there are a few guidelines that we have to follow for photos that will be used as stock photography:

    No visible logos can be visible in the photos, so please leave all your branded clothing at home. If there is a company name, a graphic logo (eg: The Nike swoosh), or any graphical print that an artist would have created, I won't be able to use it.

    Anyone whose face is visible in photos used for Stock Photography must sign a model release which gives me permission to sell the photos. Anyone who is under the age of 18 must have their parent's signature as well.