Please see the Model Release section for important information.
On your shoot day, try to arrive on time for your session (normal start time is 9:00 or 9:30) to allow time for mandatory paperwork (Model Release). Be sure to bring a driver's license or official government issued ID.
My studio is located in Athens, AL. (physical address provided upon booking).
This is situated about thirty minutes north of Huntsville International Airport (code HSV), about an hour and a half north of Birmingham Airport (code BHM), and about an hour and a half south of Nashville Airport (code BNL).
Recommended items for every FuriousFotog photoshoot:
Optional items to bring for book cover photoshoots (if owned/available):
Themed sets for book cover photos shoots:
While shooting, we will be getting images of you in a variety of themed wardrobe/props for specific book genres (e.g. sports like football and baseball, doctor, military, SWAT, etc.).
Additional clothing tips:
The number of looks:
There is no set limit to the number of looks in the photography session; the only limit is time.
Where photos will be taken:
General shoots occur in studio on a black backdrop, interiors (only if relaxed lifestyle, bedroom, or shower/wet shots are taken as part of book cover photo shoots), and on location for country and urban backdrops.
Arrive with clean skin lightly moisturized. It is strongly suggested that you do not experiment with new skincare products or facials close to the day of your shoot. Please do not use bronzer or apply tanning color as it tends to appear blotchy and unnatural in photos and will require additional time and cost to correct.
If you are planning to tan before our shoot date and are prone to skin redness after tanning, please ensure enough days have passed from the tanning session to avoid having reddish skin tones during the shoot. For a physique-oriented shoot, we may apply some oil/gel for added sheen and muscularity.
Please note that hair and makeup services are not provided as part of the shoot, so please arrive camera-ready and bring any hair or makeup product if any touch-ups or adjustments are necessary.
The Standard Photo Shoot:
It is recommended you arrive on time before the shoot the time, though no earlier than 10 min as I may be finishing up with another client or preparing for our shoot. Arriving later will shorten your booked shoot time; payment due applies to the entire scheduled duration even if cut short by being late. Paperwork and payment will be completed before the commencement of the shoot. Credit card or check is accepted on site, or prepayment via PayPal.
My goal for any shoot is to capture the model in the best manner possible while providing a variety of looks and styles which will give them a great selection of images to choose from -- consistent with my style. I strive to keep a relaxed, yet professional environment free of stress or other uncomfortable factors.
After The Shoot:
Please refer the Rates or your signed Model Release for full details, as it may vary depending on the photography package purchased or if the shoot is for book cover images. In this latter case, the Images may be licensed for romance book cover use, with the model paid appropriate fees for use of the image in this capacity (either as a rate for their time ["Day Rate"] or per image ["Talent Fee"], as agreed upon and signed in their Model Release).
Cancellations & Rescheduling:
Standard photo shoots that are canceled on the part of the Photographer will include an automatic refund of the retainer if rescheduling is not possible. Other cancellations are subject to the most current terms and conditions.
The Model Release Form is a required document that must be agreed upon and signed before the session.
There are two options for the Model Release Form, summarized below. In both cases, Model Images shall not be used for pornographic or defamatory purposes.
The Standard Release used for standard or book cover photoshoots.
A Special Release used for photoshoots. It is identical to Option 1 except the Photographer shall pay the Model for their time at a prearranged Day Rate for the sole purpose of shooting Model Images without any further compensation. In this case, the Model is being been paid for their time only via the prearranged Day Rate.
OPTIONS 1 & 2 ABOVE CANNOT BE COMBINED (i.e. you cannot be paid both a Talent Fee and a Day Rate).