How long does it take you to photograph interiors?
Architecture & Interior design photography is a slow paced, detailed process. Adding/subtracting light, adjusting decor, & determining composition are just a few of the steps I take before the photo is even captured to ensure your photos are magazine ready. Full day sessions are common for this type of photography.
How many photos can I expect from one session?
This varies greatly from project to project. For residential design, generally I am able to create up to 15-20 photographs in a full-day. Keep in mind staging, styling & adding models (or pets!) can certainly elevate images for an editorial look, but it will affect the number of images we can create. Additionally, some spaces may require some extra time if a space has high or low natural lighting. Capturing spaces at the best time of day is also important for architectural projects.
Should I style my projects for sessions?
To create eye catching, editorial targeted images I do recommend styling your projects for photography. This helps tell the story & set the mood within a space. Hours can quickly add up when you spend time sourcing & setting up for your session. I have stylist recommendations I can connect you with to do the styling work for you! A stylist will help elevate your photos and get time back in your day to spend with your clients!
How can I maximize my investment on session day?
Styling, staging & cleaning the day before the session is the key to maximizing your time + image count on session day. It is normal while we are shooting to move decor & shift furniture, but by having the spaces fully ready will allow us to focus on taking beautiful photos. If you fully stage & style the morning of the session, you may find yourself in a stressful time crunch and I want you to enjoy the day as much as possible. If you have any questions about staging or styling before the session I am more than happy to help.
How can I lower the costs of an interior photography session?
The cost sharing program allows multiple parties to license images from the photographer from one session. Costs of the licensing + photography session can be split between any and all relevant parties involved in your project. This may be the interior designer, architect, contractor, or supplier that had a hand in your project. This practise will also alleviate the need the need for each trade to find & hire a photographer. The more businesses you have involved with one session, the more you will save.
How long do you keep final images archived for?
I will store your final images for 1 year after delivery date. I recommend that you back up your final images in a few locations. If there are images you did not license after project has wrapped, those images will be available up to 6 months from the delivery date. Extended storage can be negotiated upon request.
How far in advance should I reach out to book a session?
Availability can vary, but I recommend booking as far in advance as possible to get the most options that fit with your schedule. Average client booking times from initial reach out to shoot day is average 3-6 weeks in advance.
What is the turnaround after a session?
Average turnaround time is 2-4 weeks after proofs are selected for editing. For larger projects, I always suggest planning closer to 3-4 weeks & try my very best to surprise you with an early delivery of finals!
Can other businesses that worked on my project use our photos on their social media feeds?
I'm happy to let third parties use images from our shoot but there needs to be an arranged licensing agreement. Third parties will need to purchase their own licensing if they wish to use images for marketing materials such as social media. Social media platforms like Instagram were originally created for fun, but now it is the centre of most business's marketing. Businesses that post images without permission or a license will be asked for removal or payment. If you know prior to the session that a contractor, architect or interior designer wants to use the images, clients can take advantage of a cost sharing arrangement. This reduces the overall cost for each party! Ask me for more information.
Do I own the images you create for me?
Under Canadian law, photographs are owned by the photographer (unless you have purchased copyright). You will not be purchasing the images outright when you commission a photographer, you are only purchasing rights to use them. Image licensing is where you purchase the rights to use a photo and gain permission from the photographer to use it in a specific way. The photographer sets certain terms & conditions that must be met in order for the image to be used. Depending on the type of use, you may need to purchase additional licensing to use the images in your marketing plans. This license will typically include: type of use, location and other restrictions that are set by the photographer. It is important to understand the terms of your license so you are fully aware of what you are actually purchasing and you do not violate any copyright laws. The most common licensing arrangement for my clients is a package of rights that covers usage for company websites, social media, portfolios, industry award submissions & print collateral. Think of licensing in a way you may be familiar with; purchasing a song on iTunes! When you buy a song from an artist you do not now own the song or copyrights, you have only paid a small fee to listen to it for personal use. If you wanted to use that song in a movie or a commercial, the fee will be much higher because you are now using the artist's material for profit. I include a variety of media in packages so you can start using your images right away in your marketing plans. To learn more watch the video below or tap this link to Licensing 101
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