Every project is different so I can’t offer a one-size-fits-all rate. What I can say is that I thrive and create my best work on a hassle-free, flat-fee that includes as many images as we need to get the job done properly – no matter how long it takes. This flat-fee also comes with less restrictive licensing rights. Fee varies based on project needs.
For smaller projects (or ones that have a smaller budget) I do have two other options that make it easy for my clients to do business with me:
1. Per-image pricing. This is a great option for those smaller projects that only need a handful of photos. I require a minimum of 3 photos and the fee for this covers time on-location, retouching, and image licensing.
2. Creative fee + per image. This option is for larger, more restrictive and budget-conscious projects. The creative fee covers the time and skill it takes to complete the project; including pre-production tasks such as client meetings, advanced site visits, and other site-specific preparation. The per-image fee includes post-production.
It is financially beneficial to consider other parties who might like to use the photos of your project: the owner, interior designers, landscape architects, contractors, manufacturers of products or materials, etc. A 30% licensing fee is added for all parties who agree to cost sharing in advance of the shoot, and the total fee is divided equally among all parties. This results in significant savings for each client.
Typical Project Example (2 parties)
• Total Shoot Fee: $3000
• Additional Party Licensing (1): $900
Total: $1950/ea (Savings of $1050 per-party!)
Typical Project Example (4 parties)
• Total Shoot Fee: $3000
• Additional Party Licensing (3): $2700
Total: $1425/ea (Savings of $1575 per-party!)
The creative fee reflects the time and skill it takes to complete the project including pre-production tasks such as client meetings, advanced site visits, and other site-specific preparation. The main reason is because my work is project-based and I don’t trade my time for money. That isn’t fair to my clients. I work until the project is completed to the best of my ability. If the conditions are right and we can complete 10 photos in a matter of 4 hours, there isn’t a reason for me to keep you and everyone else at the shoot there all day. On the other hand, if the shoot requires morning and evening images, I may be there an entire day. The rate doesn’t change depending on the amount of time I am spending.
I am a greater Nashville, TN-based commercial and residential architectural photographer with offices in both Tennessee and Minnesota – just south of the Twin Cities. Being centrally located allows me to easily travel to locations across the country where my clients projects are located. I am a frequent flyer, enjoy traveling for work, and have clients throughout the midwest so I am available wherever you might need me.
I work with an experienced assistant on all shoots when applicable. Depending on the scope of the shoot, this may be a separate line item or may be built-in to the creative fee or flat rate.
I just really enjoy photographing the built environment, it doesn’t matter who the client is. That said, I am not a run-and-gun real estate photographer. If you are looking for a budget-friendly option that is fast and cheap, I am happy to refer you to another company. I photograph higher-end/luxury real estate as well as VRBO and AirBNB listings in the Greater Nashville area very much the way I photograph architecture.
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Generally speaking we can book photo shoots fairly quickly -usually within 1-2 weeks – though it is ideal to have time to scout a location and get all of the details properly arranged so that we don’t run into any logistical issues on shoot day.
Depending on the size of the shoot, photos can be delivered in as early as 7 business days. For larger projects, I always suggest planning on a 2 week turnaround and do my best to surprise you with an early delivery.