Architectural Photography Q&A
These are some of the most frequently asked questions that I receive in regard to architectural photography. If there is a question that you do not see an answer to, please be sure to let me know!
As much as it pains me to say this… it depends. Literally every single project is different and there usually isn’t a “1-size-fits-all” approach to pricing architectural photography. I have photographed projects ranging from $1,500 to $19,000, although most basic projects of 10-20 images could range anywhere from $2200-$5000 depending on a number of variables. That said, I really need some details before I can give a straight answer to this.
The good news is that people work with me not just because of my results, but because I make things very simple. For example, I thrive and create my best work using a hassle-free, flat rate. This allows me the flexibility to shoot as many images as we need to get the job done properly while giving you the flexibility to select the final images you want to be retouched that you feel best to represent your project.
While my preference is to work on a flat rate, I am flexible and have other pricing options that are based on a creative fee+per-image rate, or just a simple per-image rate for smaller projects. If you would prefer to work with a curated list of pre-selected compositions, we can do that as well.
My contact form is designed to help expedite the quote process. I have many detailed questions that are completely optional to answer but will help me to get you an accurate price quickly.
This component reflects the time, skill and resources it takes to complete your project. Depending on the complexity and logistics of a shoot, this could fluctuate.
If the conditions are right and we can complete 15 photos in a matter of 4 hours, there isn’t a reason for me to keep you and everyone else at the shoot there all day. On the other hand, if the shoot requires morning and evening images, I may be there an entire day. The rate doesn’t change depending on the amount of time I am spending in a day.
If a shoot requires more than one day, or if travel is involved, the creative fee will increase.
While my offices are physically located in Nashville, TN, and Asheville, NC, I live a minimalist, location-independent lifestyle and my workflow is designed for travel. Being centrally located allows me to easily travel to locations across the country where my clients’ projects are located. I am a frequent flyer, live 15 minutes from the airport, and enjoy traveling for work. and have clients throughout the country so I am available wherever you might need me by the next day.
Please review my portfolio and get a sense of what my work looks like before you hire me. My work looks the way it does because I am inspired by the environments that I am in and respond to that with my camera.
While I am always open to ideas and suggestions and will often implement those, generally speaking, the personal preferences of individuals who aren’t photographers can interfere with the creative process. My ask of you should we work together is to share your thoughts and suggestions… but ultimately I need my clients to trust me.
We can book photoshoots fairly quickly, but please note that I do require a 50% retainer as well as a signed agreement before any pre-production or planning begins. As long as you are prepared to provide those things, we can schedule an architectural photography shoot in as early as a few days.
That said, in a perfect world, we would have at least 2 weeks for planning and logistics.