THE ESSENTIAL DETAILS
Answers to your most frequently asked questions. Please feel free to EMAIL with anything not covered here.
Because I feel clarity from the outset is important for any working relationship, I require all the models I collaborate with to sign a formal agreement. The contract outlines fees and payment structure, deliverables, timelines, ownership and copyright terms. This is merely to confirm we are on the same page in terms of expectations and permissions.
The contract includes confidentiality clauses to protect all sensitive information and ensure your discretion. In addition, I will never share your photos in my portfolio or on social media without prior written authorization.
While any interior sets are not provided, location scouting is included in the package. My Creative Director will work with you to identify options that align with your brand aesthetic, specific needs and budget. In addition, you have direct access to Beautiful Spirit’s travel concierge who receives exclusive rates for almost any hotel in the world.
While currently based in Mexico, I tour the United States a few times a year. I am also available to visit your location by special request. Needless to say, I love to travel and am always happy to meet you at your desired location. For more information on my travel package, please visit Services.
If it will make you feel more at ease, a supportive friend is welcome to join and observe. When considering this option, I advise you to keep in mind we are doing a professional photoshoot and a smaller set is typically better for staying on schedule and remaining focused.
If you choose to have a friend present, I just ask that you kindly let me know in advance. I also reserve the right to close our set at any time and at my sole discretion.
Pending availability, I am always happy to consider shorter shoots with more experienced models. However, in my experience, the additional time included in my full day package allows for a less stressful and more relaxed shoot. It’s important to me that you have an opportunity to warm up and not have to rush through any looks.
That being said, should you require less/more time, I encourage you to drop me an email and we can discuss our options.
Unless otherwise indicated, hair & makeup are not included in my packages.
Depending on your location, there may be hair stylists/MUA I’ve worked with before and can confidently recommend; however, you will need to liaise with your chosen artists directly.
Once we confirm details and the standard contact has been signed, I require a 50% deposit to secure your preferred date. Balance is due on the day prior to starting the shoot. Please inquire for a list of accepted methods of payment.
Should you provide 21+ days notice, your deposit will be applied to a future shoot (must be used within 4 months)
14-21 days notice: 50% forfeiture and 50% may be applied to a future shoot (must be used within 4 months)
Cancellations made 14 days or less before your shoot will forfeit 100% of your deposit.
If I need to cancel for any reason, your deposit will be refunded in full within 3 business days.
I recommended you contact me about 6-8 weeks before your preferred date to ensure availability. This also allows for the pre-shoot creative planning to be done in a comprehensive manner.
Please note that shoots booked with less than 14 days notice are not eligible for the pre-shoot consults.
Following the shoot, I will upload *all* your images to a password-protected online gallery for you to review at your leisure. Normally you will receive your proofs within 2-3 days; however, should I be traveling, it may take slightly longer and you will be alerted in advance of a potential delay.
After you have received your contact sheets and have had an opportunity to do an initial review, you and my CD will regroup for feedback and advice. On this call, you will be walked through our step-by-step process for selecting final images in an effective way!
Once I have received your choices, you can expect to have your edited photos within approximately 14 days. Just let me know if you require a quicker turnaround, in which case I will do my best to accommodate (rush fee may apply).
My style overall leans towards very minimal editing. It will include general color correction, light skin smoothing, minor tattoo removal and face blurring (as needed).
More significant edits can be accommodated upon request for an additional charge of $15 per photo.
Deposits can be made through PayPal (incurs an additional 5% processing fee) or Transferwise (additional 3% fee).
Payment via select E-Gift cards will be considered and accepted at my discretion.
Balance is to be paid in cash on the day of the shoot .