FAQ

What separates you from other photographers, especially the ones who charge so much?

That is simple. For me it is about photographing you and capturing the real you. I am not a "Big Name" in the industry, but I am very confident that you will leave with amazing headshots that will blow the $1200 Headshot photographers out of the water! Every photograph I take is personal to me. I want them to tell a story. When I look at you I do not see dollar signs... I see someone I want to get to know through a photograph. 

How much is a session with you?

Prices varies so email me for rates at rjlewis@rjlewisphotos.com for my pricing.

I really love your work and would love to work with you, but I cannot afford it. Do you have a payment plan?

I do have a payment plan. It is as follows. You will have to have at least half the session paid for on the day of the session. The rest of the balance will be due no later then 1 month after the session. 

Do I get all my Hi-res Images?

Yes you do get all the Hi-res images from your session. They are your photos not mine, why shouldn't you get them!

What if I lose my Hi-res Images for the Session?

Do not worry one bit! I have them stored on both an online Backup Account and also on drives in my studio. I got you covered!

What if I need more then the two photos retouched?

Your package already includes 2 retouched Headshots through me. All you have to do in contact me with the 2 photos you need retouched. Anything after the two images you will get billed directly at $25 per image.

Will you show me the back of the camera as we are shooting?

Absolutely! I believe you should see what we are shooting so incase you do not like them we can make changes. This is your session and you need to be fully apart of it and know what is going on. I believe when a photographer does not show you the back of the camera it is because they do not want to show you how horrible the images are coming out. They do not want criticism so when they send you your gallery 3-4 days later and you hate them they can blame you or come up with a story on how you have usable images. Screw that. I back up everything I say in my session and I know you will get very excited when you see your images even from the back of the camera.

What happens if it rains or I get sick?

If the weather is bad or you get sick we will certainly reschedule. At your consultation I like to book 2 dates and have the 2nd as a rain date. No matter what we will get the session in and your photos will look amazing!

Do you prefer natural light or studio lightening?

Both. As much as I love shooting outdoors and using just natural light, I have a way of photographing indoors and looks as if we are only using natural light, even though we are using studio lighting. Also if it is raining we still need to be able to photograph. I would probably say that if it is not raining then we shoot 70% of the session outdoors and 30% indoors.

There are so many great photos, can you help me choose?

I can certainly do that for you. There are two ways we can do this. The first is for an additional $75 I will go through all of your photos (500+) and I can narrow them down to my favorite 75 images and upload them to a gallery for you. That way you only have to go through 75 images and not 500+. The second way we can do this is by you going through all your images and making special galleries within your gallery I sent you (I will walk you through it). Once you made the galleries of your favorites you can send them to me via email and I can go through just your favorites and give you my opinion on the best ones. Either way I can certainly help you out in selecting.

Do You have a Hair and Makeup Artist?

Yes I do! I have 3 of the Best Hair and Makeup artists in the Industry! They would be an additional $150 and would be on set the entire session. They will collaborate with you on each individual look and see if anything would need to be changed for that particular look. Plus they will be there during the session to look for makeup issues while we shoot and also for hair issues like fly aways and etc...

What is the Best time to photograph?

To me the best time to photograph is certainly the early morning or late afternoon hours. The light is so beautiful and soft. During the afternoon the light is a bit more harsh so we may have to walk around a bit to find some shade, but is can certainly work.

 Do you photograph in the winter?

Yes I do. Yes it is cold out, but winter light is the best light. It is soft all day long and the cold keeps us awake so we capture everything we need at a quicker pace. The quality will blow you away.

 Do you photograph many actors in a day?

At most I will only photograph 2 actors in a day. I want actors to feel calm and enjoy the session and not worry about being rushed. I know there are photographers out there who will photograph as many actors as possible in one day That is just not me. I want to enjoy the session and not feel rushed either. My goal is to capture the most IMPACTFUL images possible and we cannot do that is we are rushed.

 Do you offer Consultations?

Yes I do and I insist upon them! If the photographer does not offer you a consultation and just wants to book, odds are they are only looking for your money and will do a horrible job. I want to meet the actors that I am going to photograph. I want to learn about you and see who you really are. I want to be able to collaborate with you and figure out where our session will go. Plus we need to be comfortable with each other. If we are not, then the session will be pretty awkward. So yes! We should certainly meet for a consultation. If not in person then the very least by Skype or Facetime.

Since you photograph outdoors and indoors, what happens if it is bad weather?

Simple answer is we just reschedule unless you do not mind shooting completely indoors. During your Headshot Consultation we will discuss two dates. One that you really want to photograph on and the other as a rain date. Please note that it is simply that, a rain date. We are only going to use it in bad weather or if you get really sick.

 How do I pay and when?

All balances are to be fully paid at the end of your session. You can either pay in cash, credit, or Venmo.  Of course cash is the preferred payment.