My philosophy? .. if you're not satisfied with the results of your session then we'll re-shoot the session at the next most convenient time between us. Your session fee balance is not due to me until you're satisfied. I put my whole heart and talent into each client and session, and quality-check every image and product before I delivery it to you. Your expectations and satisfaction are important to me.
Session Rates: Session rates are based on the time, travel, coordination and guidance I commit to each client, plus the digital processing time to create the artistic, final form (these things are called the photographer's "time and talent"). So, my rates vary based on the session type, session goals, time required, location/distance, etc., beginning at $150. Please contact me to discuss your vision and session expectations. Note: session locations greater than 50 miles from my home (23120) incur a $0.50/mile travel charge.
Session Retainer: A $50 retainer is required to reserve your session date. [Note: The session retainer does not include the location fee(s) that may be required by the location owner.] Session cancellations must be made at least 48 hours in advance of the scheduled session time so you can apply your retainer to a rescheduled appointment; otherwise, your retainer fee is forteited. Steve Church Photography reserves the right to reschedule a retained photography session up to 24 hours before a scheduled session (the weather conditions are the most likely reason why).
Proof Galleries: Preliminary proofs will be available to you in a secure website gallery. The final proofs for your final selection and delivery will follow.
Product Rates: Example print sizes and products are listed .. many, many others are available; let's talk about what you're interested in if it's not listed. Note: There are no minimum product purchase requirements associated with my sessions.
Prints of the final, retouched selections .. created by a Richmond-area, professional laboratory using state-of-the art processes and archival papers. The following rates refer to unmounted luster or glossy prints. It is strongly recommended that prints 8x10 and larger be ordered with a rigid backing. The lab's fee for mounting will be passed on to you without markup.
Canvas Gallery Wraps: These gicle'e-printed wraps use a 12-color process on heavy, white canvas that's free of brightening additives or other life-shortening chemicals. The printed canvas is then luster-sprayed for durability; stretched onto a strong wooden frame, sealed across the back with heavy art paper; and mounted with hanging hardware (mounts and wire) for your immediate display. The following rates refer to 1.5" deep frames; 2.25" frames are also available for slightly higher rates.
Photo Books: High quality photo books are readily available with red linen, tan linen, or black leather cover options. Exquisite photo books with unique layouts and cover materials are also available following a special consultation.
11x8.5 with 10 double-sided pages: $50
11x8.5 with 20 double-sided pages: $75
Digital Images: The retouched session image(s) will be available for purchase in digital format after you acknowledge your satisfaction with the session and retouching results. The file resolution will support up to 16”x24” prints. Digital images will cost $20 each, and will be accompanied by a letter granting you reproduction rights of my copyrighted material (a Photo Copyright Release Form). This release of liability is typically required by a photo store or lab before they will print photos, produce photo-imprinted objects, etc., when you are not the originating photographer. FYI: Strictly speaking, a photographer does not release copyright of the photos. The photographer retains ownership of the copyright, but licenses/authorizes the client - and thereby the photo lab - the right to copy the photographs.
*** Steve Church Photography reserves the right to refuse service.