FAQ /Covid-19 Safety / Rates
Frequently Asked Questions
Are any COVID-19 safety measures in place?
Keeping you and us safe is our number one priority. Here is how we plan to maintain a safe environment during the photo session.
Before your session:
- You will be asked screening questions during your consultation.
- Notify us if you become ill within 5 days after visiting. Wait for your session to begin outside our designated meeting place or in your car. Come alone, if possible, so limiting the number of people during the session.
- Stay home and reschedule (without penalty) if you are not feeling well, have a fever or have been in recent contact with someone who is sick. We have the right to refuse service to you if you appear sick, but we promise to reschedule your session at no charge to another day and time.
During your session:
- Use hand sanitizer or wash your hands upon entering our workspace. Keep a safe (6 feet) social distance while onsite.
- We will wear protective face gear and gloves during all photo sessions, and kindly request no physical contact between you and your photographer during your photo session. Equipment and surfaces will be disinfected thoroughly, daily.
- If you need to sneeze or cough during the session, please use tissues or coughing/sneezing into the inside elbow.
Can I meet with you before a session?
Heck yeah! During our zoom consultation or conference call, I’ll show you examples of my work, and we’ll discuss what you are envisioning. If you are an actor looking for headshots, we will be looking at how you are cast and market yourself. We can also get input from your agent or manager if necessary.
What are your rates?
We provide quality results personally catered to you. Our rates range from $350-600 a session.
Before the session we will have a face-to-face or phone consultation to discuss pricing that fits yours budget. We accept checks and Paypal on our session day. Checks can be written to Legacy 10 Photography.
How long does a session last?
A session typically runs 1-2 hours, depending on the type of shoots we will do. If you request a hair and makeup stylist, I will request that you arrive earlier so we have time to prepare and so we don’t cut into our shooting time.
What type of shoots do you do?
Families & Pets
Do you do weddings or events?
We only do events on special occasion. Weddings are available depending on schedule. We are in high demand, and it is best to discuss it over the phone to find out the best situation for you. Each event is different. Rates will be discussed during consultation.
Where do we shoot?
During the consultation, we will discuss the best location for the shoot. There are many factors that go into scouting locations. Many of our clients like to shoot in the comfort of their own home, especially for more private shoots. We will bring proper lighting if necessary. We usually shoot in outdoor natural light, so weather can be a factor for instance. If we decide to shoot in a studio, we will discuss the right location in the city you are in. There will be separate charges if a studio rental is decided. We have a list of locations if we decide to go this route. Another factor is if we decide to shoot in a public area, where local laws and regulations in terms of permits need to be considered.
What about hair and make-up?
I work with several professional, freelance hair & makeup artists. We will be able to contact them in case you feel more comfortable having a stylist around to help you prepare pre-shoot, especially if you are going for a more retro or vintage look. These freelance artists are hired separately and will be a separate fee to them. We have many resources in your specific area that can help you with that. Most of them work on an independent basis and their fees vary depending on what services you need, but they are competitive with typical rates. You are welcome to bring along your own makeup artist to accompany us on the shoot.
How many “looks” do you shoot?
We don’t like to limit the number of looks we shoot, however, because there is a limited amount of daylight hours and location shooting is time intensive, we will discuss the major looks you need during our consultation meeting. Feel free to bring as many changes as you want, however, we will be on a time schedule. A “look” is a type of personality or character you are interested in being cast as, whether it be a detective, a young mom, a corporate lawyer, or a blue-collar worker. At the same time, I shoot for true real looks as opposed to hokey costumes. If you are an actor, how do you see yourself being cast? What kinds of roles do your agent and/or manager submit you for?
What is your approach?
It is very intimidating to have your photo taken. Actors are not used to looking directly into the lens and breaking the “fourth wall”. I treat my sessions like a fun improv workshop. I try not to pose people, but rather get them into natural real positions. If you feel awkward or uncomfortable, you are going to look like it in your pictures. We are all about making you feel comfortable and getting true real moments. Even though I say I don’t pose you, feel free to read the “TIPS” section of the website.
Can I bring an escort?
I want to make sure that you feel safe and comfortable, especially if it is more of an artistic shoot. However, I do prefer to work one-on-one privately so we are not distracted. Also, feel free to bring music or an ipod to the session. This will be discussed at the first consultation.
What do I need to know when we meet?
Please be on time or early to the session, especially if we have rented a studio space. Make sure you are hair and make-up ready.
What format do my headshots come in?
I will post your pictures to a private link in high-resolution jpg format, where you will be able to have access to all of them. You will be able to take these images to a printing company if you need hard copy headshots. We will give you separate links for rough shots and edited shots.
Do you retouch the photos?
We retouch and stylize a specific set of pictures we agree on. I am not a digital artist, retoucher, or graphic artist by trade. We usually will retouch five selected photos, depending on our agreement during our consultation.
How many pictures do I get and how soon do I get them?
The number of pictures varies, but you will receive a minimum of 250 photos, with the average being around 400.
Do you have a policy for re-shooting?
I only consider free re-shoots due to technical reasons.
What if I need to cancel our session?
Please refrain from cancelling sessions. I understand you may have auditions or personal emergencies, but please be kind and professional and stick to the assigned meeting time.