Do I make an appointment for a photo shoot?Yes, when you notify me of your interest for a photoshoot, let me know when you would be ready to shoot so we can secure a date. Depending on the type of shoot and what's involved, bookings should be at least 2- 6 weeks in advance.
Do I need to make any payments?Yes, a booking fee is required to hold your time block and date, this fee is non-refundable. In addition, if your package is over $900 dollars we require $900 retainer and/or 60% whichever is greater of the total package including the booking fee, with the balance being due 20 days prior to your scheduled shoot day to keep your appointment without delays. Your package can also be paid in full at the time of signing as well. If your package is under $900 it is due in full at the time of signing. We accept Cash, Credit, and Debit Cards via PAYPAL or SQUARE online. Sorry NO personal checks are accepted. Please keep your appointments to avoid losing your booking fee.
How big are the photos and what can I expect?
We processand deliver digital images in two ways- Digital Proofs or Hi-Res Digital Photos. Digital proofs are watermarked web ready sized at approx. 8.5" x 5", @72ppi, 50-200K and great for social media sharing. Our Hi-Res digital photos are the full file as large as 20MB. You will require the Hi-Res digital photo if you plan on printing photos larger than 4x6.
Digital Image sizes:$35 each: Hi-Res Digital Photos- 3-20 MB. Logo Included.
$10 each: Digital Proofs- 8.5"x5" @72ppi, 50-200K. Logo included. (click for sample size)
Can you Photo Shop?Yes we do and we call it PROOF2 or PROOF3 editing. These services may be offered in your package without additional fees, otherwise-
PROOF 2 Edits $10 per image ( color, contrast, cropping, curves), all of our photos get this basic editing phase.
PROOF 3 Edits start $75 per image ( skin, wrinkles, red eyes, hair, artistic manipulations, remove objects, add objects, basically the photo is edited for publication standards)
Can I view my photos online so I can see then quickly?Yes, just ask! We have this service available for the convenience of a larger audience and can be open or password protected so only you and the people you share your password with can see them. Here you can also order prints, enlargements, digital photos, and other cool stuff when available in this area, which makes it easier for everyone you want to share with.
How and when will I get to see my photos?We can usually rock-n-roll on your photo set to get them to you quick, we ask for 7-10 business days for most shoots, sometimes we will need more time on weddings and commercial assignments to make them really amazing, but we will get them to you ASAP by a download link or delivered to your door.
Web optimized files: 7-10 business days / Download link
Full files: 7-10 business days via jump drive.
Delivery fees vary by size and time frame. (standard ground, 2nd day, next day, first class) Delivery fees are never refundable.
Can I have someone do my hair and make-up?You bet, and we actually prefer a professional to take care of that for you. Even though it may be a little bit more, the difference and results make it so much better and it shows. Ask for details and prices.
What you should know- Personal property and risksWhen you book your session for a photo shoot whether in studio, on location, or in public areas, you are fully responsible for your personal items and your personal self. We are not responsible for lost, damaged, stolen items or accessories and we do not provide replacement or compensation for such, you must personally keep track of that. We are also not responsible for any injuries or bodily harm to you, such as but not limited to: falling, tripping, getting scrapes, burns, bruises, or even death. You are acting on your own and acknowledge the risks and potential dangers that may be forseen and unforseen while participating in the photo shoot in outdoor settings, the contract you sign and agree to includes these terms to release and hold harmless Paul Cervantez, PCP&Media Group, affiliates, and assigns from all claims, judgements, and lawsuits made by you or any third party for you from personal, personal loss, and financial liability.
Any more questions just let us know! Thank you, hope this helps.