"Telling Your Story at a Price You Can Afford"
means something to me.
Q. So what does it cost to hire Photos By Rachel?
A. Photo Sessions = $125/hour
Weddings & Events Photography = $150/hour
2nd Photographer = Additional $25/hour
Q. Do you ever offer any discounts?
A. Yes, I do. I offer discounts to the military, police, firefighters and EMTs. Occasionally, I offer special rates to the general public. It is best to follow my business on Facebook to know when I offer those.
Q. What do I get for that cost?
A. Of course, you get a professional and fun experience from a photographer with over 20 years of experience. In addition, you will receive a great number of digital photos (check out my wedding galleries) for both online posting and for printing through a private personalized link here on my website. You can view, share and download all of your photos in one place. As if that's not enough, the link also provides you access to purchase prints, canvases, cards, phone cases and an ever growing area of photo products. Albums are available, as well.
Q. Do you use contracts?
A. Yes. For your protection and mine, I do require a signed contract when booking.
Q. What is the process for hiring Photos By Rachel?
A. After contacting me, I require a minimum 25% deposit and a signed contract to hold your date/time. If the photography is for a major event, such as a wedding, I also require a free consultation to go over the details together to make sure your needs are met.
Q. What if I want engagement photos and wedding photography?
A. Your 2 hour engagement session is rated at $250, though you can add more time.
Q. Even though you're affordable, our budget is still tight for our wedding/event. Do you offer any payment plans?
A. Yes, I do offer payment plan options, regardless of your financial situation, which will be tailored to your needs during the consultation.
Q. What if I hire you for my wedding or event and realize that I want you to stay longer than I've already paid. Can I keep you for more hours and pay you in cash that day?
A. When I am hired for an event or wedding, my attention is all yours, so I don't book another event or wedding that day. Should you want me for more hours, I will absolutely stay longer with cash payment provided to me, at that time.
Q. How do I order prints, photo products and an album?
A. Once you have access to your private photos link, you can make purchases easily by clicking on the BUY button. Details to help you, should you need assistance with your order, will be provided for you for by email. For the album, I will detail those easy instructions at the consultation.
Check out the info on my store and products by clicking here: STORE
Q. Do I have to make my purchases immediately? In other words, do I have a limited time to purchase what I want?
A. No, purchasing from Photos By Rachel doesn't have an expiration date. With your personalized photography link, you can make purchases again and again, or wait to make any purchases for a time when you can best afford them.
Q. Who retains the rights to the photos?
A. As the photographer, I retain the rights. However, you have printing rights to all of your photos, and should you want a photo release form, they are available upon request.
Q. Everything sounds great and I really like your work, but I've heard stories of photographers who have bailed or worse yet, have taken payment and then disappeared. Do you provided references?
A. I totally understand, and I want this to be an anxiety free experience. With that said, should you want references, I can definitely supply those. You can also view some reviews from happy clients on my Facebook page.