Do you have questions? Here is the long list of photography questions I get. Of course, don't hesitate to reach out directly at [email protected] I look forward to hearing from you!
I offer Aerial, Brand, Product & Styled sessions.
This will vary based on your company's specific needs. That said, I will always provide you with a deadline based on my schedule.
Not if you don't want to or if you are limited on time. That said, I do request that the people at your business know that I am coming so that I don't cause any frustration to anyone.
I started doing commercial photography in 2017.
Yes. All media will be available online for up to 6 months following the shoot.
A contract will be sent to you following our initial meeting & must be returned with deposit.
All packages & plans require a 50% non-refundable deposit.
Anytime prior to the shoot. I will not shoot any images or video without a deposit.
Yes, payment plans are available but payment in full must be completed prior to the day of the first shoot.
Yes, additional SD cards, batteries (for all devices) camera options, lenses & drone blades.
Yes. This will always involve tagging you on social media (if you're on the platform) & providing a backlink to your website in the blog about your business.
At this time, no.
Media rights will depend on each individual project. For all stock images, I have kept the rights. These images can be sold repeatedly.
You have the option to keep me on retainer at a discounted price for each month or each quarter of the year. Please note that all retainers are quoted based on your specific business needs & only last up to one year at a time.
The initial 50% deposit is non-refundable. If the shoot is cancelled 72 hours or more prior to the initially scheduled session, this deposit can be used as a credit toward another shoot. Rescheduling your shoot is permitted, as long as it is done so 72 hours prior to the initially scheduled session. All cancellations & rescheduling must be sent in writing via email or mail. If I (Amy Riordan, LLC) am unable to fulfill this contract for any reason, I will return the 50% deposit to the client and will have no further liability, with respect to this contract. This limitation on liability also applies in the event that photos and/or videos are damaged in processing, lost due to malfunction, or otherwise lost or damaged without fault on the part of me (Amy Riordan, LLC).
Aerial Photography FAQs
I fly a DJI Mavic Air. This is a smaller drone that has the ability to go 17+ miles per hour & has a 10-20 minute battery life.
At this time, I have three batteries. These give me about 10-20 minutes of battery life each depending on whether I'm doing aerial photography or aerial videography services.
FAA regulations limit drone operation to a maximum of 400' unless you've requested special authorization.
The FAA limits where drones are able to fly, including near airports & in restricted area (National Parks, some state parks, etc). This will be reviewed prior to taking your project.
Brand Photography FAQs
As your Brand Photographer, I will create a collection of photos & videos that represent your brand. This could mean anything from styled images with your business card to interior & exterior shorts of your business, along with "in action" images of you & your employees working.
This does not include your standard single image, head & shoulders headshot, but a variety of lifestyle media images with you as well as your employees if requested. For additional details, check out my blog post Personal Brand Photography vs Headshots.
Product Photography FAQs
Yes. I do product & food photography for small businesses across the US. For additional details, use the Request A Quote link below.
The customer pays for all shipping expenses. We will agree on a timeline during the booking process, & you will receive your product(s) following the shoot.
North Idaho gives a wide variety of background options outdoors, including lakefront, sandy beaches, city buildings, etc. You also have the option for plain backgrounds & textured backgrounds. It just depends on what your needs are!
Products come in all shapes & sizes, & is only usually limited for shipping reasons. As a Product Photographer, I've shot everything from coffee to jewelry, books to industrial equipment. We can discuss what your needs are & move forward from there.
Styled Photography FAQs
A Styled Shoot involves models wearing your products & showing off your services in a collection of images & videos. Originally created to shoot wedding décor & style, it's a way of showcasing your product "in action."
No, sometimes it's one business showcasing their products, other times is a group of local non-competing businesses getting together to share the cost of the photoshoot (AND giving themselves the ability to tag each other on social media to maximize their exposure.)
You definitely don't have to, but it's highly recommended. Like I said above, this allows you to share the cost, feature your products & be tagged on social media so other customers in the area can find you.
Reach out to other local non-competing businesses that you admire & ask them if they want to work with you. Sometimes brands compliment each other perfectly. For example, the image to the left is marketing a Coeur d'Alene clothing boutique AND a tanning salon.
Videography can vary so much, so I price it all hourly & by the customer's request on how much editing it will take. Generally, prices will start around $1,000 & go up from there.
Since 2019, I've worked on six different projects, including YouTube videos, a local documentary & a multiple day five-hour interview process. All of these projects range from 15 minutes to 5 hours in video length. This does not include Instagram Reels or Stories for customers.
Yes. Aerial videography can be included in your videography package. Please note that the drone does not record sound.
There are so many ways to use videography to benefit your business. Together, we can create a commercial, a documentary, YouTube videos for marketing your business, highlight real estate properties, etc. The list goes on...