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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What do you charge?

Q: Do you charge an appointment fee?

Q: Why do I have to sign a release form?

Q: Do you require an interview?

Q: Where will the photos be taken?

Q: I’m not height/weight proportionate. Can I still have my photos taken?

Q: Do I have to have modeling experience?

Q: Do you take pictures of men?

Q: Do you only photograph people?

Q: What if I want the types of photos I've seen on your site, but I don't want you to be able to use my photos on the internet or other places?

Q: I would like to pose nude, but can you keep it confidential?

Q: I want to provide my lover with a nude Photoart of me. Can this be done?

Q: I would like to have a sexually-provocative work of Photoart done, but think I’d be too nervous. Is this unusual?

Q: Will we be alone during the photo shoot?

Q: How long does a photo shoot last?

Q: How many pictures will you take?

Q: What if I don't like the way the photos turn out?

Q: How long will it take for me to see the finished Photoart?

Q: Do I own the photos once they are taken?

Q: I have a friend who may want some photos taken.  Do I get a commission?

Boudoir Photography FAQ's

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Q: What do you charge?

A: Depending on time, equipment required, number in photo shoot and location, I charge usually $75 per hour for my time, with a minimum 2 hour fee. Additionally, the client pays travel expenses (mileage or air/car), should the location be outside a 75km radius of Toronto. Basic photo shoots that are done during normal hours (8am – 10pm), require basic camera equipment and are shot at the client’s location are the least expensive. Fees for the photoshoot and travel time portion are collected at the time of the shoot (in advance).  Each client receives a “comp sheet” of photo proofs from which they may select the ones they wish to have enlarged or digitally enhanced. Fees for photo enhancement and enlargement vary, depending upon service required, and may range from as little as $20 for a non-archival 8x10 enlargement to $250 or more for complex and sophisticated, 24 x 30 digitally enhanced, archival-quality mounted Photograph.

Photography purchased separately ranges in price.  Typically, an archival-quality 16x20 image will run $75.  The fee, competitive with other photo houses, covers the cost of printing using age-resistant inks and the highest quality, fade-resistant museum-quality paper.  We use "e-paper" and you may request a semi-matte or metallic (excellent when you want the image to "pop" out.  It also offsets the time spent on photographing "no fee" models  for use of their stock photos, or royalties paid to fee-based photo customers.  Profit is bundled in.  Though it sure beats working in "corporate America," the profit is minimal.  Here are our typical fees:

While we do offer paid and "no fee" packages, we also offer a budget plan for models who would like to have a professional photo session that will not be used commercially, but only in our portfolio click here to find out more.

 

Private Photo Shoots
All shoots $100/hour
Packages Promotions on website, otherwise "rack rate"
Makeup $50/hour (2 weeks notice req)

Travel fee (for shoots outside studio)

GTA (416)- Free; Ajax Pickering- $20; Mississauga - Brampton$20; Oshawa bowmanville- $30; Hamilton -Niagara -$40
All others - $60/hour, unless scheduled in concert with another event I am attending
Print Fees
8x10" Sheet (9 wallets, 2 5x7, 1 8x10) $40
11x14" $60
16x20" $75
18x24" $125
24x30" $150
Custom Framing
Quoted per high-quality frame selected
Miscellaneous Payments

Paypal coming soon

 

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Q: Do you charge an appointment fee?

A: Our appointment fee is $75, and is paid in advance. This fee is applied towards the client’s invoice. If we engage in a 3 hour photo shoot at $100 an hour, the total of $300 is reduced to $225 plus tax. Our fee is refundable if the appointment is cancelled at least 7 days in advance. The appointment fee is required to discourage “no-shows” and those who don't take their appointments and commitments seriously. When Photography by Ian schedules a Stock photo appointment, the model is not assessed this fee.

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Q: Why do I have to sign a release form?

A: There are three instances where release forms must be signed. In all cases, one must sign a form certifying they are no longer a minor. Our business is legitimate, and will only allow models 18 or over (in most provinces) to pose. This protects both client and Photography by Ian. The other instances are where an individual agrees to modeling for “stock photos” or "portfolio photos" which may be used by photoagraphy by Ian or his design company yBOT for promotional, sales and advertising purposes. Models receive a copy of these photos and are not charged for the photo shoot. In return, the model signs a release allowing Photogrpahy by Ian to use these photos or derivatives in any manner. In most states there are "privacy" laws, which state that a person's photo cannot be used for any commercial purpose without their express written permission. For example, in the event I wanted to display your photo on my website as an example of my work, this can’t be done without your written permission.

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Q: Do you require an interview?

A: In order to validate the information you provided on the request form, we call and discuss the photo shoot, requirements (makeup and outfit suggestions, proof of age), limitations (age, for example) and location.

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Q: Where will the photos be taken?

A: We usually take the photos in an environment that is comfortable and familiar with the client.  We've found that studio shots are good for portraits, but once you get into boudoir photo shoots, the client's home, yard or other familiar location is preferred.

We do hava a studio complete with special lighting, backdrops and props

Q: I’m not height/weight proportionate. Can I still have my photos taken?

A: Everyone has their own beauty, and it’s up to the model and Photography by Ian to bring it out through photos and digitally enhanced Photos.

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Q: Do I have to have modeling experience?

A: Absolutely not. Though models often have a certain “feel” for posing, many newbies take to a photo shoot like a fish to water.

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Q: Do you take pictures of men?

A: Photography by Ian will provide photo shoots for all – regardless of gender, race or size. We have even taken classy photo shoots of couples.

We occasionally have a need for “stock photos” of men, and at that time become more selective, depending on our need.

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Q: Do you only photograph people?

A: Photography by Ian photographs people, pets and places. We specialize in digitally enhanced photos, which turn ordinary pictures into works of “Photo-art.” We photograph people in all settings and levels of “exposure,” from “head-shot” portraits, to lovers wrapped up in passion. We shoot pets alone, with their “family.” If you have a special place you’d like to have remembered through a photo, we’ll go on-site to capture it. We have even been known to take pictures of boats, automobiles and homes that clients wanted showcased.

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Q: What if I want the types of photos I've seen on your site, but I don't want you to be able to use my photos on the internet or other places?

A: At Photography by Ian, we will keep all photos confidential to our company and you, unless you sign a release form allowing us to use your photo(s) as “stock photos.” Even then we only post select photos that our clients specifically and expressly tell us they want on our website.

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Q: I would like to pose nude, but can you keep it confidential?

A: Your privacy and confidentiality is paramount to us, we built our business on keeping clients information private and confitential. Your shoot is between you and the photographer. Most of our referal clients come to us because someone they know had a shoot with us and were happy with the results. If we released private or confidential information or images, we would never get another referal.

For all photo assignments other than “stock or portfolio photos” Photography by Ian keeps its work confidential – between us and the client. It would be up to you to safeguard the photos we provide you – print or electronic.

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Q: I want to provide my lover with a nude Portraite of me. Can this be done?

A: Our most popular photo shoot request is to create a photo as a gift for one’s lover. Valentine’s Day and Anniversaries are favorite times to request Photo-art.

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Q: I would like to have a sexually-provocative work of Photos done, but think I’d be too nervous. Is this unusual?

A: Most first-timers feel uncomfortable posing in front of a “stranger,” and that’s why we at Photography by Ians work hard to reduce the tension prior to a photo shoot. We recommend (if over 19) uncorking a fine bottle of your favorite wine, and spending the first 15 minutes getting to know each other, discussing what you would like in terms of a finished piece of Photo art. Typically, when posing nude or in sexually provocative situations, we bring only a small camera, and use existing lighting to be as unobtrusive as possible. We can’t guarantee you will be 100% comfortable in this setting, but often, once you become occupied with one another, the fear disappears, and enjoyment sets in.

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Q: Will we be alone during the photo shoot?

A: We always recommend one friend or family member accompany you during the shoot, but it is not a requirement. This is for your comfort. If you are concerned about your personal safety, if a friend or family member is present your concerns may diminish. If you wish to have someone else present, please abide by the following conditions prior to our photo shoot:

  •  We are advised in writing (email or via our website) that you are bringing a guest.
  • You provide us with your guest’s name.
  •  Your guest will be asked to leave if they are disruptive or distracting to you or us.
  •  Your guest is responsible for their safety and expenses.
  •  Your guest's behavior is your responsibility. If the photo shoot is cancelled due to disruptive behavior, there will be no refunds, and a full photo shoot fee shall apply.

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Q: How long does a photo shoot last?

A: Typically, a photo shoot will last from 2 - 4 hours. However, depending on your needs, and desire for multiple locations, settings, themes and outfits, it can take as long as 6 hours. This will be discussed prior to our scheduling the photo shoot.

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Q: How many pictures will you take?

A: Depending on the length of our session, Photography by Ian can take from 50 to 500 shots. We then select the most promising shots for you to view in a “comp sheet” of proofs.

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Q: What if I don't like the way the photos turn out?

A: Regardless if you have requested Photo art or standard photos, the initial photo is far from the final version. After the photo shoot is completed, Photography by Ian will compile a “comp sheet” that contains the most favorable photos taken during our appointment. These are “raw,” photos. If at that time, you are not satisfied, we will provide an example of a “finished” work – be it Original Image or Photo art for you to review. We hope you will be more than satisfied with the finished version, but if not, we will take another step. We will schedule another photo shoot at half the rate. Finally if you are not satisfied with the results, your only obligation is to pay the original photo shoot fee.

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Q: How long will it take for me to see the finished Photoart?

A: Once the photo shoot takes place, it may take up to 2 weeks to receive the proofs, though quite often it takes about a week. We will then discuss via phone which photos you like and what we recommend be done – Photo art or Original Image. Photo art enhancement may take an additional 2 weeks.

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Q: Do I own the photos once they are taken?

A: Although you receive a comp sheet and copies (electronic or paper) of the finished photos or Photoart you select, all photos and derivatives are owned by Photography by Ian, unless you buy the rights to them. When purchased, Photography by Ian provides you with all copies, electronic or otherwise, and retains only one of each finished work. Fees for photo rights vary.

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Q: I have a friend who may want some photos taken.  Do I get a commission?

A: Yes.  Provided your referral gives us your name at the time they schedule an appointment, Photography by Ian will give you a 10% referral fee based on their invoice, once paid.

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