I am often asked if I will do a private photoshoot far from Portland. The answer is usually yes, but it's not cheap, due to the airfare, hotels and ground transportation that are required. Also, I have to clear my schedule for multiple days in order to make the trip. I avoid travelling around holidays or during bad weather. At this time I am not travelling outside the U.S.
If the flight is short, say to Phoenix, Vegas or LA, I usually stay two nights in your city and get a rental car when I arrive. Longer flights, like to the East Coast, Chicago, Atlanta or Texas, require a three night stay. Typically, I will arrive at your place the day before the shoot to meet you, check out the location and plan the photoshoot. I do the actual shoot the next day.
I will process your photos when I return home, so it may be several days before you get your photos via Google Drive.
As a rough guide, hiring me to do a shoot in the Seattle region will cost about $1,200 and up. In the Southwest, $3,000 and up. On the East Coast, about $6,000 and up.
After we work out the details, I can give you a firm cost estimate. For trips involving travel, I ask for a 60% non-refundable deposit at the time the booking is made. (I will make a full refund if for some reason I can't make the trip.) The remainder is collected prior to delivery of the images.
Before booking your private photoshoot, let's talk on the phone to help make sure I understand what you have in mind. Due to the need for travel, my usual satisfaction guarantee (a free re-shoot if you don't like your images) is not applicable, so let's make sure we get it right the first time!