Architectural Photography FAQ
Where are you located?
I am in Irvine.
what are your hours?
I am available Monday thru Friday from 10:00 AM till 6:00 PM. This is when I am available for contact, does not mean, I work before and after these times. during the weekday, except for Friday.
How far in advance do we need to book?
Shoots are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.
How do you deliver your images?
All images are delivered through Drop Box, it is a platform that mostly everyone is familiar with and is very convient.
When is payment for the shoot required?
A signed contract is required to hold the date for the shoot with 50% retainer. The shoot fee is requested on or before the day of the shoot, and no proofs or products will be delivered until payment is made in full.
Do you take credit cards?
Payment for images may be made by cash, debit or credit card.
Do you travel outside Irvine?
Yes, I am happy to travel in both Orange, and Los Angeles County for real estate shoots. Shoots outside 30 mile radius require an additional charge to cover my travel costs
How many photographs will you take during our session?
For a typical real estate, you can expect to receive around 1-20 proofs. If you need head shot clients typically view 1-6 images of each pose before selecting the best one.
What should we wear?
Simple, plain-colored clothes typically work best, as well as clothes with a subtle pattern. It is best to avoid bold stripes and checks as these do not work well in pictures, and try not to have half the family dressed in black and the other half in white as the contrast in the images can be distracting.
Are you able to retouch imperfections from the images?
Yes, it will be no problem to remove the superficial spots and scratches that are in in real estate.
How fast will we see our proofs after the shoot?
Online proofs are posted in the gallery within 48 days
Who has copyright to the images, and can I buy the photographs on a disc?
I keep the copyright to all my images. However, you are more than welcome to buy individual images or the complete set of print-ready digital files on a disc, which can be taken to any lab for reproduction. You will be granted a license to reproduce the images for your personal use, or to give to family and friends. You are not allowed to enter the pictures into any competitions, or to sell them onto third parties such as stock libraries.
Did you study photography?
I have not taken any formal photography qualifications; instead I have two degrees in Business Administration, from Concordia University. While in the military, I discovered landscape photography and I travelled extensively pursuing this love – a love that shows in the way I incorporate the broader world into my images now.
I am continuously improving my photography by studying the history of the medium and the work of the masters, practicing whenever possible and improving my work to keep it fresh for my clients – and because I love photography and the creative process of producing images.
While I have no formal training, I am a constant and dedicated student of photography.