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.
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.
NOTE: You can add up to 2 additional background choices/variations with a different lighting style for another $150 which all has to be completed within the 2 hour session. For example, we can make the white background look gray and change the lighting for a more dramatic shot which is not included in the base of *$450 ( *White Only Background ).
AGENCY SPECIFICATIONS: If David has to shoot to certain agency standards, the pricing starts at $119 per image x 6 images minimum ( $714 ) for age 13 & up. For age 12 & under, it starts at $119 per image x 3 images minimum ( $357 ), but it is also subject to certain restrictions ( TBD ). Images in this category could be several hundred dollars per image pending the final scope of the project.
For sessions that go beyond the standard session listed above including bringing your own prop(s) ( 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 availability ) 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.
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!
Add a talking head video like the one below for just $199 when it's part of a $450+ photoshoot or come in the studio as a one off need for just $399.
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Additional details about getting a talking head video like the one above:
...Includes file that goes through simple post for better quality than straight out of the camera
...Additional editing is $150 an hour ( add music, text, etc. ask for details )
...30 minutes of time blocked after photo session ( setup, shooting ( up to 15 minutes ) and viewing clips )
...Has to be less than 60 seconds
...Has to be done as one full take - we can shoot as many takes as possible within 15 minutes of the 30 minutes
...Add additional time of up to 30 minutes is $100
...Shot only on the background shown
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.