WHAT DO YOU SHOOT?
I am a professional Commercial Lifestyle and Fashion Editorial photographer
Specialties: Denim, Vintage Clothing, Modern Western, 18+, Swim, Beauty, Wellness, Female Entrepreneurs
DO YOU SHOOT WEDDINGS?
"Don't shoot for what it looks like, shoot for what it feels like." David Alan Harvey
I have done weddings, but I am not currently taking bookings for weddings. If you are 100% sure you will not be happy with anyone else shooting your special day and want me there to catch capture your steamy makeout sessions, drunk family, and joints by the bonfire -- then we can talk ;)
Check out some of my favorite wedding photographers,
WHAT CAMERA EQUIPMENT DO YOU USE?
Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera Body
Canon EF 50mm f14 USM Standard Lens Black
LoweproUrban Photo Sling 250 Camera Bag Black
PNYPro Elite 32GB Secure Digital High Capacity SDHC Class 10 Memory Card
WHO SHOULD BOOK A PERSONAL BRANDING SHOOT?
Real Estate Agents
Healthy Living Experts
Etsy Shop Owners
And so many more!
WILL YOU SHOOT MY ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS?
IF YOU ARE DOWN TO GET WEIRD. I take on a very limited number of couples shoots and I do not typically shoot engagement photos. I swear, everyone says they are down to get weird, and then we leave the shoot with all the typical engagement photos for their save the dates. Tell me you hate these photos as much as I do, and maybe you'll have yourself a deal ;)
WHAT IS YOUR TURNAROUND TIME?
All packages include a 14-business-day turnaround time for final edits. Expedited edits are available at an additional fee.
WHAT DOES A PHOTOSHOOT TEAM LOOK LIKE?
I ask that my clients be aware of the amount of work that goes into a successful photoshoot, including the team necessary in order to keep things running smoothly and efficiently. While the following services are not included in my initial creative fee, I do recommend hiring designated team members for as many of the following positions as possible.
As a Tucson local, I’m passionate about making desert talent and content accessible, and I would be more than happy to recommend vetted, local professionals for your team.
*Please note, depending on the size and complexity of your shoot you may need more than one person in the same position.
Having a suitable model showcase your work greatly enhances a successful project outcome.
Prior to the shoot, the hairstylist should meet with the photographer to discuss the desired look for the models. They should then complete and necessary research to execute the styles requested, and then obtain final approval from the photographer prior to the day of the shoot.
On the day of the shoot, the hairstylist is expected to style the models to achieve the desired effect, and then remain on set to provide touch-ups as needed throughout the shoot. The hairstylist is not done for the day until the models are done for the day.
Professional Makeup Artist
Prior to the shoot, the makeup artist should meet with the photographer to discuss the desired look for the models. They should then complete and necessary research to execute the looks requested, and then obtain final approval from the photographer prior to the day of the shoot.
On the day of the shoot, the MUA is expected to style the models to achieve the desired effect, and then remain on set to provide touch-ups as needed throughout the shoot. The hairstylist is not done for the day until the models are done for the day.
Manicured hands are a small, but important detail that is often overlooked. Consider booking an on-set manicurist to ensure that the model’s manicure compliments your shoot. Otherwise, be sure to discuss with the model beforehand how you would like her to have her nails done.
Professional Wardrobe Stylist
After consulting with the client and photographer on the desired looks for the shoot, the wardrobe stylist is responsible for obtaining all clothing for the shoot. When possible, it is preferable that the WS meets with the models prior to the shoot to do fittings. On set, the WS is responsible for dressing the models, ensuring that all looks are camera-ready, and keeping all items organized and accounted for.
Prop Stylist / Set Designer
Once a creative concept has been approved, the designer will create detailed sketches of the set and make a list of any props that may be required. Once prop selections are made, the designer makes plans to purchase or rent the necessary props. Throughout the process, the designer is in charge of purchasing and maintaining anything that a model touches or eats on camera.
On the day of the shoot, the designer is responsible for building the set prior to the arrival of the photographer and models. On set, the designer monitors prop locations for continuity. After the shoot the designer takes down the set, returns rentals, and sends purchases to the client.
A production coordinator provides support and keeps things on track throughout the day. The PC oversees day-to-day operations, sets up all production phases in the photo shoot, and makes sure that the production stays on time.
The PC may handle any or all of the following tasks: managing people and schedules, delegating tasks, problem solving, writing checks, handling paperwork (such as release forms and nondisclosures), arranging transportation and travel, arranging meals/catering, overseeing the budget and getting overages approved as needed.
The production assistant is more or less the assistant to everyone on set. A PA might grab gear, get lunch or coffee, take notes, or do whatever else needs to be done.
A location scout/manager uses sample photography from a mood board and researches and visits potential shoot locations. The LS/M is responsible for attaining and processing any legal permits, clearances, and fees required to gain proper permission for photographing in a particular location. On a smaller shoot, the LS/M may assist in coordinating the parking of vehicles.
Please schedule a lunch break or provide substantial food and water for the crew if they are working for more than six hours.
Breakdown and cleanup of a set can be a lot of work and can be very time consuming after a long day of shooting. Please have a plan of action in place for clean up.
DO YOU OFFER PAYMENT PLANS?
Yes! Just let me know what you're thinking and we can work it out.
WHAT PAYMENT METHODS DO YOU ACCEPT?
Check: Jackie Sterna, LLC
Credit via Square through your invoice
WHAT DOES THE BOOKING PROCESS LOOK LIKE?
1) Complete the inital booking form
2) We'll email you our detailed proposal
3) You complete the proposal + pay your deposit
4) We will pick a date for your shoot
5) We'll set up a Trello board to organize your project + send you next steps via email!
WHAT APPS/PROGRAMS DO YOU USE?
Check out the list here!
WHAT IS LICENSING?
"In the music industry, it’s very common practice to have to pay for the “right to use” a song in an advert, or even something like a Youtube video. If you’ve ever had to upload a video to Youtube with music on it (most people have) then you’ll know that it can get flagged up as copyright infringement, or it will list the song. Using a photograph in advertising is no different. The photographer who takes the photo is the copyright owner of the image (even if you’ve been paid by the client to shoot that image for them!) and the client is licensing the image to use it in their adverts, in exactly the same way that they would have to if they were using music." Olivia Bossert