Where are you located?
We are located in downtown Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.
Do you travel for shoots?
Any chance we get! We charge a minor fee for travel days & full travel expenses (airfare, food, accommodation, etc.) Many projects require our in-house producer/assistant, accommodation will be shared but, airfare and food will be x2. If we are able to drive to the location, mileage will be covered for one vehicle.
Do you shoot other genres?
We do from time to time. We love to be able to fulfill all photography needs of our regular clients so we are well trained in various areas of photography. Here are a few portfolio links to some of the other genres we have shot over the years:
• HEADSHOTS – actors, entertainers, and business professionals.
• EVENTS – Documentary/Journalism
• BEAUTY – Fashion, Hair, Makeup
• MOVIES – Behind the Scenes and Advertising
What gear do you use?
Every project requires different tools to get the job done! But, you can view our constantly growing gear list at kit.co
What is your process for Architecture and Interior photography?
We created an article for that! From the booking stages to delivery, we have broken down all the important details at – Architecture & Interiors | Our Process
What are your rates?
Every project is unique, which means that no client is quoted the same. Typically, our main 3 line items to determine our costs are a Creative Fee, Post Production fee, and a travel fee. Depending on the genre of photography, there may be other predetermined expenses based on the shoot. Ex. Props, Food Allowances, Location Fees, Pre-Production Fees, etc.
By answering the following questions, this will provide us with the best possible foundation to build a quote on. Some projects may require additional questions as photography can have many variables that cause prices to fluctuate.
• Who are we working with?
• Where are we shooting?
• What are we shooting?
• Will there be talent involved? If yes, will the talent be provided or need to be sourced by us?
• How many final images are required to be retouched and delivered?
• What is the purpose/usage of the images?
• Have you allocated a budget to this project?
It is extremely important to be as descriptive and honest as possible. The more details the better the experience and product will be for everyone. We can accurately estimate the project costs in advance of your commitment, this way there are no surprises.
What is cost sharing?
Sharing the cost of a project is a practical and common practice in the field of architecture and interior photography. It is always wise to consider other parties who might benefit from photographs you commission. Potential partners to approach: The owner, interior designers, landscapers, architects, contractors, consultants, product manufacturers, engineers, etc. We charge a licensing fee for each additional partner, then divide the total cost by the number of parties involved, which can equate to huge savings for everyone involved.
What is a Creative Fee?
This fee covers the time, planning and skill it takes to complete the project, including pre-production tasks: Client meetings, advance site visits, etc. The Creative Fee also includes standard licensing rights for 10 years for images purchased from shoot (editorial, brochure, website, social media, competitions, trade magazines, trade show and wall display). Extended usage may be negotiated per project.
It is important to understand that this fee is not only based on the production time but, the years of education, investments, operation costs, pre-production costs, insurance, equipment and so much more. We’ve dedicated a lot of time, money and energy to learning our craft and we will never stop!
So, if you are shopping around for the lowest rates and not value/quality, please continue your google search! 🙂
What is a Post Production Fee?
After we have completed our shoot, we spend a substantial amount of time perfecting your images to make through various editing techniques. This can include compositing, retouching, color correction, and preparing master files for final delivery. It is not unusual for the Post Production work to consume as much time, if not more than the photography itself.
Do you offer retouching services?
We do! That said, we do our best work when hired for photography and retouching services. Many photographers who aren’t as familiar with advance retouching practices may not know what to plan for in order to achieve their goal. Please contact us in advance of the shoot so we can discuss all details about pricing and the assets we may require you to shoot to achieve your goals.
Do you offer Charity rates?
We love working with charities and do frequent charity work year after year. Please contact us to discuss your project and we can provide more information about how we can help. Please understand that we are a business and still have expenses to cover and may not have the availability to work with another charity at the time of contact.