Some of the scrolling images above do not fall under our standard acting and modeling session.
Pricing for acting and modeling sessions starts at $450 ( $482.63 with tax ) and could be $1,000+ pending multiple final details like special lighting, different backgrounds, special editing, more outfits, more images, etc. Creative sessions *start at $600.
Our $450 standard in studio session includes 3 outfits from your wardrobe and are shot / delivered on white only with full lighting. The standard $450 session includes 6 final basic edited images delivered in 300DPI and 72DPI JPG digital format with lifetime usage rights. The session is inside our North Raleigh studio and does not include outdoor shots.
The standard option above includes both headshots and full length shots to choose from. This session is limited to 2 hours maximum from arrival at the studio until the session is completed. It may only take 90 minutes +/-. There is no credit given for less time, but more than two hours is subject to additional charges of $100 per 30 minutes charged in 30 minute increments.
For sessions that go beyond the standard session listed above including bringing your own props ( generally avoided, must be discussed/approved in advance ), sessions longer than two hours of time, more than 6 images, specialty lighting, different backgrounds, changing the color of a background in post, special editing which is defined as more than 30 minutes of basic editing per image, more outfits and additional things that may not be listed here will increase the pricing beyond $450. Add on rates could range from as low as $50 to $500+ pending the final scope of the session.
For acting and modeling sessions, the photographer and the client (you) must define the scope together in writing by email and reference this page of the website in order to avoid any confusion on the type of session and what is being delivered for the price paid. It's helpful to both parties to have clearly stated session goals in writing. For example, the standard session is on a white background only and in our North Raleigh studio. If you want outside shots, different backgrounds, etc., it will have to be agreed to in writing prior to the session to determine the amount above the base of $450 for 6 final basic edited images.
*For creative sessions, the pricing starts at $600 for 2 final images. These type sessions are more detailed than the typical acting and modeling session and include more time in post editing. This type session requires a face-to-face consultation and agreeing to the scope in writing. Ask for details!
A 50% non-refundable deposit is required for sessions scheduled between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. ( ending by 6 p.m. ) Monday through Friday. Any sessions scheduled outside of these hours or on a Saturday ( morning only / limited availablity ) will require a non-refundable payment in full to secure the session. Sunday sessions are not available. Although payments are non-refundable, the payment never expires until the session is completed and there is no penalty for rescheduling.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Although several mirrors are available in studio and can be used throughout the session, the photographer is not responsible for hair, makeup and wrinkled clothing. Some things can be tweaked in basic editing like stray hairs which is included, but hair not laying correctly, clumped mascara, wrinkled up shirt, etc. are the responsibility of the subject. Therefore, it is highly recommended that a friend, family member or professional who specializes in hair and make up be part of the session for assisting the subject. We also have a hair and makeup specialist ( Deidre ) available. Deidre is independent and rates are worked out with Deidre direct. Deidre's rates will likely start in the $200 +/- range pending multiple factors and whether you would like for her to stay for your full session. We don't make any money from Deidre. She is purely a value add for our clients. Whether you use Deidre or bring someone, we can discuss time in studio before your actual shoot time starts. We try to remain flexible.
NOTE: These sessions ( acting, modeling, creative ) are "not" considered fashion and beauty style photography. David Williams is "not" a fashion and beauty photographer.
Page last updated July 2020.
Hair & Makeup:
Deidre is a licensed cosmetologist from Aveda Institute, with over 7 years of experience in the hair and makeup Industry. She has an eye for the small details that can add to any editorial, headshot, commercial or film shoot. Working with clients to achieve their desired look from start to finish is where her experience shows. Having a professional by your side during your session adds ease and comfort, knowing you'll look and feel your absolute best!
David Williams Creates images shown when scrolling down this page start at several hundred dollars for 1 image. View the short video clip to see some David Williams Creates samples.
The images below represent David's higher end commercial, advertising and lifestyle photography. To learn more, you can visit David Williams Creates which will open in a new window.