Photoshoot Information & Packages

This article is long. If you are serious about engaging in a photoshoot agreement, please read this carefully. It is your responsibility to know and understand my policies.

Deposits

I require a 50% deposit paid at the time of photoshoot booking. This deposit is NON-REFUNDABLE. An invoice for the photoshoot deposit will be emailed within 24 hours of photoshoot booking. Photoshoot date and time is reserved but not confirmed until deposit is received.

For shoots with multiple models a 50% NON-REFUNDABLE deposit is required for each model. An invoice for the photoshoot deposit will be emailed to each participating model within 24 hours of photoshoot booking. Photoshoot date and time is reserved but not confirmed until deposit from at least one model is received. However, any model that fails to pay the deposit will not be permitted to participate in the photoshoot.

Deposits are expected to be paid within 72 hours of receipt of the invoice. If the deposit is not paid by that time, a reminder will be sent giving the client an additional 72 hours to pay the deposit. Failure to pay the deposit after the second 72 hour period will result in cancellation of the photoshoot.

Short Notice Photoshoots

For booking shoots through my booking system, there is a 2-day blackout period, as I may need time book a location, makeup artist, hairstylist, and schedule time off from my day job. For photoshoots scheduled on the first available day after this blackout period, deposits must be paid immediately upon receipt. Failure to pay the deposit within 24 hours of receipt will result of cancellation of the photoshoot.

If you want to book a last minute shoot during the blackout period, please contact me at photosbywlg@gmail.com or call or text me at 702.497.2349 to see if we can work something out.

Deposit Transfers

I understand that life sometimes gets in the way. So, deposits are transferrable to a future photoshoot provided cancellation is made with at least 24 hours advance notice.

Deposit Refunds

Should I need to cancel a photoshoot for any reason, your deposit will be refunded in full.

Payment of Remaining Photoshoot Fee

The remaining 50% photoshoot fee is due upon completion of the photoshoot in cash.

Photoshoot Agreements

I require a photoshoot agreement for each photoshoot regardless of even if we’ve worked together before. The first time we shoot together, I require a photo ID, of which I will take a photo for my records. Federal or state issued photo ID must be presented at the beginning of the photoshoot. Each model participating in the photoshoot must sign an agreement.

Anyone who refuses to sign a photoshoot agreement or present proper identification for age verification purposes, will not be allowed to shoot and will also forfeit  the deposit.

My agreement is a standard agreement discussing the following:

  • The agreement is between you, the model, and me, the photographer for a photoshoot on the date identified within the agreement.
  • It identifies the shoot as a commercial or non-commercial photoshoot. Just because the agreement is for a non-commercial photoshoot does not mean that photographs cannot be submitted for publication at a later date. It simply means that the shoot is not specifically tied to a commercial endeavor.
  • Ownership and copyright of all photographs remain with me, the photographer, and that copyrights cannot be sold or otherwise transfer copyrights, publication rights, or any other intellectual rights, without both of our written consent. You, the model, do not own or hold copyright to any photograph unless I sell or otherwise transfer ownership, copyright, publication rights or other intellectual property rights.
  • If presented with the opportunity for publication in an online or offline publication, magazine, website, brochure, or any other kind of commercial publication, you, the model, or I, the photographer, must get written consent from the other, prior to submission for publication.
  • Outlines what you, the model, and I, the photographer, may do with any photographs you may receive as part of the photoshoot, or subsequently purchase from my online shop without additional written permission.
  • Compensation for the photoshoot, whether you, the model, gets paid, I, the photographer, get paid, or it is a time for print or disk, (TFP) agreement.
  • I, the photographer, am credited on all photographs presented to the public, online or offline, as the photographer of the photographs.
  • Your personal information will not be made publicly available, except as needed for publication or legal purposes. If you, the model, desires, an alias/pseudonym may be used for public identification, such as the name you, the model, use on social media.
  • You, the model, were not coerced or forced to pose in any manner that was uncomfortable, compromising, painful, or of a style not agreed to in advance.
  • You, the model, are at least 18 years of age on the date of the photoshoot.

If we are shooting for a publication, you may also be required to complete and sign a model release for the publication.

Photoshoot Compenstation

One item that has been a minor point of contention between models and me is photograph compensation. This is my policy regarding photograph compensation.

TFP SHOOTS

For TFP shoots you will receive the following:

  • All unedited photographs, which you can retouch yourself or have retouched by a professional retoucher. You are not obligated to give me back any retouched photographs, but it would be nice if you offered me a few.
  • All photos that I process in my own style without watermarks. You may use these for publication as long as I am notified and agree to in advance submission for publication, to which publications, and the estimated publication date. I request a copy of the publication once it is published. Tearsheets are acceptable.
  • All photos that I process in my own style with watermarks. I prefer these to be used for promoting your modeling business, including posting to your portfolio, model profile sites, such as Model Mayhem, and social media sites.

MODEL PAID SHOOTS

If I am paying you, the model, for the privilege to photograph you, I am not obligated to provide you with any photographs. That does not mean that I won’t give you a few photographs to use for promoting yourself on your model profiles, portfolio, and/or social media site. It just means that I don’t have to give you any photographs. Being nice and easy to work with will often result in a few free photographs to use for promotional purposes.

I’ve researched this and asked models about their expectations for photographs, and the consensus among seasoned models is that they do not expect photographs and a fee, but they like it when photographers give them a few photographs anyway,

If you want free photographs, we can t=work that out when negotiating the photoshoot agreement. But generally speaking, if I am paying you $100 or more per hour, I’m not inclined to give you photographs. If you want photographs included with a shoot for which I pay you, you will need to reduce your hourly rate.

You always have the option to purchase prints, wall art, keepsakes, downloadable digital photographs, and more in my online shop.

PHOTOGRAPHER PAID SHOOTS

As you will see below, if you, the model, are paying me for the shoot, you will receive a number of downloadable digital photographs without watermarks (and perhaps with watermarks too). The number of photographs depends upon the photoshoot package purchased.

Photoshoot Packages

Although I aim to be professional with regards to my conduct before, during and after the photoshoot and will treat you with respect, escorts are welcome and recommended for all photoshoots.

Model Style Photoshoots

PROFESSIONAL & AMATEUR MODEL PHOTOSHOOT

Models, let’s make some photographic magic together. I have a lot of outdoor photoshoot ideas, but we can also shoot indoors. I’m open to any shoot ideas, locations, themes you might have.

While model style photoshoots are primarily for amateur and professional models (male, female, transgender, couples, etc), anyone may schedule a model style photoshoot. I will shoot any genre: fashion, swimwear, lingerie/boudoir, artistic nude, erotic, cosplay, etc. I will shoot multiple models during the same shoot.  Price below is per model.

Makeup and hair styling services are available for an extra charge. If you need one or both of these services, please contact me at photosbywlg@gmail.com before booking your shoot.

If you want to do an outdoor, night shoot, please be sure to schedule a time after sunset, which varies depending upon the location and season. Night shoots are 4 hours in duration.

Select up to 60 photos per outfit/look/setting as a digital download with the option to purchase prints, wall art, and keepsakes from my online shop. For each outfit change/look/setting, you will receive up to 60 non-watermarked photos for use on Patreon and other pay for content websites, print publications, etc. You will also receive up to 60 watermarked digital photos for each outfit change/look/setting for use on social media and online portfolios (such as a personal website, Model Mayhem and other portfolio websites). In all cases, photographic credit (either PhotosByWLG or William Gentry) is expected.

NOTE 1: If there will be more than one model participating, please contact me at photosbywlg@gmail.com before scheduling the photoshoot to work out the details. My photoshoot booking system only allows one booking per time period so I need to get all the details of the photoshoot, including model names and contact information, prior to booking and finalizing the shoot.

NOTE 2: Watermarked and non-watermarked digital photos are the same photos.

NOTE 3: I reserve the right to use any unselected photos on pay for content websites, such as Patreon, or license them for publication.

2 HOUR SHOOT

Includes up to 3 outfit changes/looks/settings.

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Price: $250 per model
  • Maximum Number of People: No Limit
HALF DAY SHOOT

Includes up to 6 outfit changes/looks/settings.

  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Price: $400
  • Maximum Number of People: No Limit
FULL DAY SHOOT

Includes up to 12 outfit changes/looks/settings.

  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Price: $850
  • Maximum Number of People: No Limit

NOTE: I accept TFP photoshoots. If you want to book a TFP photoshoot, email me at photosbywlg@gmail.com and we can work out the details before you book the shoot.

AMATEUR BOUDOIR PHOTOSHOOT

Look and feel like a professional model with your own professional boudoir photoshoot.

This service is specifically for non-models: female, male, couples, transgender, etc. Shoot at one indoor or outdoor location of your choice. Location suggestions available as a downloadable PDF. Location fees, if required, are not included.

This shoot is typically lingerie or underwear, but implied and artistic nudes can be accommodated upon request.

Makeup and hairstyling services are included.

Select up to 40 non-watermarked photos per outfit change/look/setting as a digital download with the option to purchase prints, wall art, and other keepsakes from my online shop. If desired, you can also receive up to 40 watermarked digital photos from each photoset to use on social media.

NOTE: Watermarked and non-watermarked digital photos are the same photos.

2 HOUR SHOOT
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Price: $400
  • Maximum Number of People: 2

HALF DAY SHOOT

  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Price: $650
  • Maximum Number of People: 2

FULL DAY SHOOT

  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Price: $1400
  • Maximum Number of People: 2

Portraits & Headshots

HEADSHOT

Update your headshot for CVs, comp cards, tear sheets,  social media profiles, About web pages, autographs, and more.

Shoot at an indoor or outdoor location of your choice. Location suggestions available as a downloadable PDF. Location fees, if required, are not included.

Select up to 3 non-watermarked photos for digital download with the option to purchase prints from my online shop.

  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Price: $50
  • Maximum Number of People: 1

PORTRAIT

In this day and age of cell phones, everyone posts selfies. Everyone uses selfies for social media profile photos. Selfies are often awkward, poorly lit, composed and framed. Why not get a professional portrait to use and stand out from the crowd?

Individual, couples, and family portraits at an indoor or outdoor location of your choice. Location suggestions available as a downloadable PDF. Location fees, if required, are not included.

Select up to 5 non-watermarked photos for digital download, with the option to purchase prints, wall art, and other keepsakes from my online shop.

  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Price: $75 for a single person portrait | $100 for portraits of more than one person
  • Maximum Number of People: No Limit

HOLIDAY PHOTO CARDS

Send your family and friends a personalized holiday photo card instead of a generic holiday greeting card.

Individuals , couples, families, and, yes, pets at an indoor or outdoor location of your choice. Location suggestions available as a downloadable PDF. Location fees, if required, not included.

Includes one box of 20 matte finish 4×8 flat cards with envelopes, which will be ordered and mailed after the shoot upon photo and card style selection. Order additional cards at the regular price in my online shop.

  • Duration: 30 Minutes
  • Price: $100
  • Maximum Number of People/Pets: No Limit

Life Events

ENGAGEMENTS

Announce your engagement with photos! Choose your own indoor or outdoor location, or select one from my list of location suggestions. Location suggestions available as a downloadable PDF. Location fees, if require, are not included.

Select up to 25 non-watermarked photos for digital download, with the option to purchase prints, wall art, and other keepsakes in my online shop.

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Price: $200
  • Maximum Number of People: 2

MATERNITY

More and more mothers-to-be are choosing to commemorate their pregnancies in photos. So why not you?

Include your partner in the photoshoot at no extra charge. Shoot at any indoor or outdoor location of your choice. Location suggestions available as a downloadable PDF. Location fees, if required, are not included.

Select up to 25 non-watermarked photos for digital download with the option to purchase prints, wall art, and other keepsakes in my online shop.

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Price: $200
  • Maximum Number of People: 2

NEWBORN

As new parents, you’re too busy learning how to take care of your newborn baby to take good quality photos. Get professional photos of your new bundle of joy at an indoor or outdoor location of your choice. Location suggestions available as a downloadable PDF.

Select up to 15 non-watermarked photos for digital download with the option to purchase prints, wall art, and other keepsakes in my online shop.

  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Price: $100
  • Maximum Number of People: 3 (child and parents)

NOTE: If you have a multiple birth, contact me at photosbywlg@gmail.com for special arrangements.

Bodybuilders | Fitness, Figure and Swimsuit Competitors | Other Athletes

Your body changes every contest season. Last season’s photos don’t reflect the current state of your body. You need updated photos for contest submissions, websites, social media, tear sheets, photos to autograph for fans, and other promotional opportunities.

Shoot at any one indoor or outdoor location of your choice. Location suggestions available as a downloadable PDF.

For bodybuilders, the shoot will include each of the 8 mandatory stage poses, plus any other poses you desire.

Select up to 15 non-watermarked photos as a digital download with the option to purchase prints, wall art and other keepsakes in my online shop. You will also receive 15 watermarked photos to use on websites and social media. Photographic credit (PhotosByWLG or William Gentry) is expected for any online display.

  • Duration: 1 Hour
  • Price: $150
  • Maximum Number of People: 1

Property Photoshoots

Whatever your profession, interior design, landscape design, real estate agent, space planner, etc., you need property photos for websites, portfolios, property listings and more.

I have a wide angle lens that is perfect for photographing small spaces.

Book me for professional, quality photos at the beginning, middle and/or end of your project. Select up to 20 non-watermarked photos with the option to purchase prints, wall art, and other keepsakes.

This photoshoot service also includes up to three (3) 5 minute 180° and/or 360° jitter free videos (no audio). Videos are only taken of large rooms or outdoor settings (they don’t work well for smaller rooms).

  • Duration: 2 Hours
  • Price: $250
  • Maximum Number of People: Not Applicable

NOTE 1: I reserve the right to use any photos, selected or unselected, in my online portfolio (PhotosByWLG, Model Mayhem, and any other portfolio website I may use in the future) and portfolio book.

NOTE 2: If you have a location you want to shoot at, submit your photoshoot, then email me your location suggestion(s) at photosbywlg@gmail.com.