A short answer would be that if you value your products and services why would you take the risk of eroding their value through weak images? Commercial photography is there to work alongside your existing sales and marketing activity, your corporate image guidelines and design principles. It adds to the brand value. Investing in an image library can pay for itself very quickly with a return paying back over a number of years.

What are the particulars for getting an estimate?

I would be more than happy to get an estimate prepared for you. Below are a few things I need in order to prepare as accurate a quote as possible:

-        When and where is your shoot?

-        What kind of images do you need? (Advertising, Fashion, Lifestyle, Slice of Life, Etc.)

-        What is a rough estimate of the number of shots needed?

-        What will you be using the images for? (Web, Advertisements, Marketing Materials, Etc.)

-        What is the budget for this photo production? Does the budget include the cost for talent (models)?                Does the budget include the cost for permits or location rentals?

Who owns the images?

All of the images taken by a photographer remain exclusive property, as stated by "Copyright Law." Images are licensed for your specific usage, and copyright can be transferred if you are interested in a complete "buy-out" of the images. This is not necessary for most clients, and will often cost more than the shoot itself but is available as an option.

Can you meet me at the location prior to the shoot for scouting purposes?

I would strongly suggest that we meet at the shoot location prior to the day of the shoot, particularly if we are doing any kind of environmental shots. This allows everyone to be on the same page for the shoot, and by knowing your specific needs at the shoot location, I can work as efficiently as possible to create compelling imagery. This takes place after we have agreed on the estimate/bid and all deposits are in place.

Can you shoot at night or on the weekend?

Whenever you need photography done, I will be there. The only day of the week I am not available is on Sunday. Whether we need to shoot at sunrise or sunset, during the week or on a weekend (Saturday), I am available when you need to make it happen.  

Can you shoot in studio?

As a photographer who shoots primarily on location, one of the great things about my photographic services is that I will bring the studio to you. That said, I have access to a variety of studios to suit your specific needs.

Do you have vendors you can recommend for my shoot?

I am fortunate to work with a variety of very talented people on my shoots, and can bring in great hair/makeup stylists, prop stylists, food stylists, high-end furniture rentals, or anything else you may need to make your shoot a success. Just let me know what your vision is, and I will bring in the talent to bring it to life.

Can I view my images online after the shoot?

Yes. Each client will receive a password-protected gallery of selects from the photo shoot. All images selected within the licensing parameters will be sent via a secured link as High-Resolution images.

What is your typical turnaround time?

Depending on the shoot volume, I typically have selects available to view online within 5 to 10 business days of the shoot, and can have them available sooner depending on your specific needs.

Should I have my images retouched?

Retouching is what takes a good image and makes it great. Whether it's simply toning and balancing to make an image pop off of the page or removing a BMW out of the middle of your group shot, retouching will take your images to the next level. Retouching is usually offered for the images you select to use within the licensing parameters.

If you have any additional specific questions, please email me and we can set up a phone conference.

All the best, 

Renee Farias Photographer | Creative Director

By Phone: 213-804-1710

Email: renee@reneefarias.com