My Rates:

As an independent full-time St Louis, Missouri photographer working out of my home location (since 2001), I offer unique customized photography services personalized to fit your exact photography needs. I never compromise on quality and or on service, I give only the best! -- No matter the budget! I am exclusively unique and not a photographer for the average person. If my artistic creativity meshes with your imagination, we can have a pleasurable experience making great images that you will want to enjoy and share for a lifetime.

My Rates:

I am up front, straight-forward and realistic about my photographic capabilities, my customer’s expectations and my pricing, insuring an enjoyable and satisfying experience for all. Feel free to read my testimonials on what others have said about my work and my work ethics. All products are 100% guaranteed! If you don't like your photos, I re-do them! Coming from a background in TV News Photojournalism, as well as Commercial Videography making commercials for small businesses with a limited budget, I will work with each client individually assessing their needs.

I design and maintain this website myself; it's 100% 'homemade!' Unlike many websites that are only flash animations on the Internet, this site is designed to give you plenty of information and assist you in your photographic decisions. It may not be as fancy as the big designers who get paid with top dollars to fabricate a state of the art website, but, I do my best to inform you with all my services without all the fanciness and pop-ups! After all, I’m a photographer first, and a web designer second. So if you have a suggestion or find a problem with my website, let me know and I will fix it as quickly as possible!

Rate Card:

1 Architectural
2 Personal/Corporate Events
3 General Photography (Glamour On Location)
4 General Photography (Live Venue Music Shoot)
5 Stock Photography/Landscape
6 Legal and Injury Photography
7 World Travel Photography
8 My Hourly Rates
9 Image Sales
10 Photo Slide Show on DVD
11 Computer Imaging Services
12 Repeat Clients
13 Estimates/Extras
14 Legal Obligations
15 Price Changes




Experience / Background:
Photographing, as well as video shooting/editing of properties for The Carol Jones Group, Springfield, Missouri 1997-2000. TV News photojournalist for KSPR33 TV (Springfield, Missouri) KYTV Channel 3 (Springfield, Missouri) and WHO-TV Channel 13 (Des Moines, Iowa).

I have a remarkable talent for making any space seem warm and inviting. My digital setup allows me to create expensive looks very quickly for a reasonable price.

Hours of operation / Pricing details are:
Rates are negotiable, but the standard rate is:

$50 for residential properties
$75 for commercial properties (including restaurants or retail locations)

I deliver 15-20 images of the space which includes exteriors/interiors. I provide both low-resolution web-ready images and high-resolution images suitable for printing delivered on CD.

High Dynamic Range Images available call for rates/examples.

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Personal/Corporate Events:
When you're having an event or party, whether it's for your corporation or personal Birthday party, I specialize in preserving those memories with great shots indoors or out. Please call to set an appointment early to check the availability of your event.

Experienced candid event photography comes from my days covering TV News. I always had to be aware of possible shots in any situation.

Have great memories of your guests for your scrap book, website or corporate presentation.

Receive your choice of a high-resolution CD-ROM of all your images, or 4 x 6 inch photo prints with a photo album of your event pictures within 24 hours.

Client will give notice, in writing, prior to the event, as to how many images they desire and how long they would like the shoot to occur.

All required clearances, access, etc. must be ascertained and in-place prior to event.

Fees do not include parking or other ancillary fees which must be reimbursed.

Rates are negotiable, but the standard rate is:
$40 per hour/ divided into 10 minute increments, with a minimum of 1 hour.

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General Photography (Glamour / Portfolio                Photography, On-Location):
Includes unlimited number of images, shot on digital. Minimum of 2 looks.

Natural light only.

Digital images of the marketable shots will be provided on CD.

Rates are negotiable, but the standard rate is:
$40 per hour.

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General Photography (Live Venue Music Shoot):
Up to 1 hour set.

Unlimited amount of images shot on digital, at media-grade high-resolution, 3008 pixel images.

Photo clearance/All-Access clearance from the venue and a door comp should be ascertained and be ready prior to show. I will confirm prior to show.

Fees do not include parking or other ancillary fees which must be reimbursed.

Rates are negotiable but my standard rate is:
$50 per session.

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Stock Photography/Landscape Photography Shoot Rates:
Need images for your website, flyer etc. Give me the topic and I will shoot 15-20 images on that subject. Countryside pursuits, rural and city life, my images capture it all, from the peaks to the valleys, and the entire splendor of the Midwest countryside.

The Midwest, the United States and World-wide, lose yourself in a world of emotion with the images I shoot for your publication.

Rates are negotiable, but the standard rate is:
$40 per hour.

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Legal and Injury Photography:
If your claim-dispute is of a visible nature, a set of professionally taken photographs, produced as documentary evidence, to back up your claim-dispute will greatly enhance the possibility of a successful outcome.

I am available to visit you in the comfort of your own home to take your or your lawyers instructions (letter required to support).

I will then arrange with you to produce a set of quality photographs of your injury to support the claim you are making.

Claims resulting from disputes in areas of land, boundaries, fencing and quarrying etc. are all greatly enhanced by the producing of a set of professional quality photographs.

Rates are negotiable but my standard rate is:
$50 per session.

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World Travel Photography:

A lot of preparation is undertaken by me before embarking on a travel shoot to a particular location.

The most famous buildings and landscapes around the world have all been captured many, many times by various photographers.

White Shadow Photography endeavors to capture a different angle shot, for all our clients portraying a different mood, whether it be happiness, love, sorrow, taste, smell and or touch.

I like to show intimacy, so I can present my clients with with in most cases, for them is an exclusive range of images.

I am available to travel anywhere worldwide, sometimes at a very short notice, to fulfill a clients request all on a digital medium.

Call or email me for rates.

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My Hourly Rates (Commercial):

Time Rate
1 Hour $40
1.5 Hours $60
2 Hours $80
2.5 Hours $100
3 Hours $120
3.5 Hours $140
4 Hours (Half Day) $160
4.5 Hours $180
5 Hours $200
5.5 Hours $220
6 Hours $240
6.5 Hours $260
7 Hours $280
7.5 Hours $300
8 Hours (Full Day) $320

*Minimum One Hour

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Image Sales:
Most of my images are available to buy as limited edition prints in the sizes listed below:

Size Price (Unmounted)
4 x 6 $5
5 x 7 $10
8 x 10 $20
11 x 14 $30
12 x 16 $50

Should you require a digital format of one of my photographs feel free to email me for current prices. This can be a one time usage, or you can opt to purchase the picture outright with copyright transfer.

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Photo Slide Show to DVD::
$1 For Each Photo or Slide Scanned, plus $30 dollars for Production and shipping. Digital Photos must be submitted on CD if possible otherwise an additional charge may apply depending on medium.

Great idea for: Birthdays, Anniversaries, Memorials, Youth Sports, Church Groups, Weddings, Summer Camps, Graduations, Family Christmas, Vacations, and anything else you can think of.

I use the same technology and software that is used in TV and Movies. Call or Email me for further information or examples of my work.

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Computer Imaging Services:
Image Scanning (Basic scanning of photographs, flat art up to 8.5 x 11, slides, transparencies, and negatives): $2.00 each.

Image Editing (Basic edit includes sizing, redeye removal, and glare from glasses, dust spots, and color balancing): $2.00 each.

Major retouching $10 per hr.

 Saving images to CD $5.00.

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Repeat Clients:

I want to be your photographer for life (its not really as weird as it sounds), so I will take 15% off for returning customers.

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If you can supply such information about your job as what sort of finished product you need, the location in which the photography will need to be shot and the number of images required, we can prepare an estimate for you. We are happy to meet with you to discuss the requirements of your assignment.

The need to rent any additional equipment, or hire assistants, will be determined in advance. An estimate will be presented for client approval.

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Legal Obligations:
Under federal copyright law, copyright of all images rests with the photographer. Original digital images are maintained on file with White Shadow Photography. There is no 'use fee' for your business use of the images if a credit line is added to the finished product crediting the photography to ‘White Shadow Photography, St. Louis, MO’.

No image may be copied, scanned, manipulated, altered, stored digitally or otherwise, or used for whatever purpose, without first obtaining authorization and a "License to Use Permit" from White Shadow Photography and paying the appropriate fee for the use of the image(s).

 Any unauthorized use of my images will be deemed an infringement of such laws and prosecution will follow.

Please inquire if you desire to purchase the copyright to the images. Permanent ownership of an image is granted on a case by case basis and is subject to negotiation. Base price to permanently own the copyrights to an image is $150.

Copyright exists during the life of the photographer plus 70 years.

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Price Changes, all prices to change without

Prices last updated June 2009.

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