How do I go about the payment?
All packages require a 30% deposit payable thru PAYPAL to secure your appointment. Final payment is due on the day of your shoot.
What is your cancellation policy?
In the event of cancellation, you must do within five days prior to your scheduled session in order to refund your deposit. Otherwise, your deposit will be forfeited. I understand that things come up, but if you booked a shoot, it takes a date off of my calendar for someone else. Deposit fee is refundable up to 72 hours (or 3 days) prior to scheduled session.
How does the shoot work?
Except hair styling and makeup, the fee includes photo shoot and a certain number of finished images based on the package you choose. I usually shoot outdoors and sometimes indoors like in a cool hotel room (booked and paid by the model) or even at the model's own home if the weather is inappropriate. You bring your favorite outfits and if I have props that works for the theme of the shoot I will bring them as well.
Where do you shoot?
I regularly shoot outside and it can take place at any location including your own place or a location you prefer. Travel within 15 miles of Kent District, South is included with every session for free. Additional fee is factored in if outside.
When will I be able to see my images?
Retouching can be a lengthy process but I always aim to get my clients images available ASAP. Usually, I can get 2-3 retouched images to you same day after your shoot. Otherwise, your images will all be ready 3-10 working days from your session date.
You will have access to all the unedited images from the shoot so you can select the best one's. A link to the 'Dropbox' folder will be provided in email.
Can I bring someone with me to my shoot?
Absolutely! It's always good to have some moral support from people that will be there to keep you smiling and your energy going, help you get dressed and of course willing to carry all your stuff!
How is your art created?
It is all hand-drawn and colored in Photoshop CS6 (mostly) with a bit of 'Alias Maya' (a 3D software) and it is based on an original idea/concept we come up with so it's 100% unique to you.
Can you turn my photo into a cartoon?
No. Well, not in the way you are thinking. There is no magic button that will transform your picture into a cartoon, well, not one that's decent looking anyway! And in any case, I want to create something original and exciting that's unique to each person. The character is based on how you look and I get that information from the pictures you provide to me, but otherwise it is an original creation.
How long does it take to make an artwork?
The time can vary greatly from the complexity of the theme to the back and forth between myself and the client, making tweaks and changes until they are completely happy with it. It's possible to spend anywhere from 6-18 hours of my free time on an image.
What do I get in the end?
Unless otherwise specified, I will make the artwork 11" x 14" @ 300 dpi as a digital printable file in JPG format, which I will send you once the project is finished and I have received payment. You will receive both the full size image and a '2 in 1' image which shows a close-up of the face in the lower portion of the image (click here for example). You are responsible for getting it printed out should you wish, and there are many excellent cheap options online for this! (Such as www.winkflash.com)
What are your payment options?
I prefer PAYPAL. I've been using it for a while and it is usually very easy to make a payment from most countries in the world, so I would appreciate this method. If there are problems though, we can always find another way.