Before A Portrait Shoot
I have never done this before. Will you help me prepare for my shoot?
Yes! We will guide you through everything from picking the best outfits, posing and achieving your best look. After our personal consult in our studio (or via Skype/FaceTime) we will send you a PDF with all the information you need for a successful shoot. Dan and his team will guide you every step of the way.
Can I meet you and see the studio before my shoot?
Yes, of course. Before your session, we meet in person for a free styling consultation in our studio (or via Skype/FaceTime). At this appointment we design together your photo shoot and we will also consult with you the exclusive custom print products and packages that are available.
What if I am older and not my ideal weight?
Dan has photographed women from their early twenties to their late seventies, women of all sizes and shapes. When he looks at you through his lens he firmly believes he can capture your inner and outer beauty no matter what your stage in life. Our goal is that when you are in front of the camera you will experience how beautiful you really are.
I have cellulite, stretch marks or bad skin. Can you fix that?
Yes. Removal of cellulite, acne and stretch mark are part of the retouching process and included in your purchase. We don’t reshape or make people’s body parts any other shape than normal.
Do you provide outfits? Or do I bring my own?
We have a collection of outfits for portraiture for a small dry cleaning fee. But we encourage you to please bring at least four different outfits. The more you bring, the better we will be able to help you decide what to wear. These kind of decisions and combining styles and outfits will be part of our free personal pre-shoot consult.
How far in advance do I need to book my shoot?
We recommend that you book your shoot 5-6 weeks before you need your pictures. Albums may take up to 4 weeks to produce. If you need it sooner we will try to accommodate you and do rush service.
The Portrait Shoot
What can I expect at my shoot?
Dan’s style is artistic and contemporary inspired portraiture. He specializes in creating a classy experience for his clients — directing, posing and photographing them like the people in upscale magazines. In your very personal viewing session 14 days after the shoot you will get to see the most beautiful photographs of you ever. That is our promise to you!
The experience starts with a personal pre-shoot consultation, where we will discuss wardrobe, styles, preparation and any other details you may wish to include for his shoot. This consult is best to be held in-person in my studio. If you are outside of Prague we can alternatively do a Skype session and then communicate via email.
On the day of the shoot, you will arrive at Dan’s studio; we greet you, make choices from the wardrobe you bring (and the one we have prepared), then finalize the concept for the shoot. The session follows and typically lasts wither 1.5 – 2 hours for the “Starter Portrait Session” or 2 – 3.5 hours for the “Complete Portrait Sessions”.
It can sometimes go longer so it is best not to schedule anything immediately following your session. Unless it is a fabulous night out as you will be looking and feeling gorgeous!
Where does the photography session take place?
Dan operates a professional boutique studio in the center of Prague. He is also available for outdoor sessions and location destinations at an additional cost.
How long does the shoot take?
A) Plan to spend around 2-3 hours for the “ONE Look Session”, including hair, makeup & styling.
B) Plan to spend around 3-4 hours for the “LUXE Session”, including hair, makeup & styling.
C) Plan to spend around 4-5 hours for the “PREMIUM Session”, including hair, makeup & styling.
Then plan on 1 – 1.5 hours for your viewing appointment at a later date.
Will you post my pictures online?
We would only use your pictures online or for marketing and advertising with your signed consent on a model release contract which is 100% optional.
After Portrait Shoot: Image Reveal Session
When and how will I select my favorite images from my shoot?
Based on the session package Dan chooses 5-25 epic shots, give them his signature-style retouch and 14 days from the session we arrange for a private viewing of your shoot and selection/purchase session.
We do this preferably at the studio or virtually online for those of you that travel from a distance making returning to the studio for your in-person viewing inconvenient.
All of the photos will be ready for you to take home that day.
Can I bring my husband or boyfriend to the viewing appointment?
Yes, of course. But we recommend you already bring along your partner for the pre-shoot consultation. This makes it easier for everybody involved to understand the process of this luxury experience and to get a glimpse of the beautiful print products.
Plus, if you like and your partner is up to it, let’s shoot one short segment of the both of you together at the very end of your portrait shoot session.
You are of course also welcome to bring a female friend if you like.
Do I get digital images with my final packages?
Yes. You will get all the digital photos that you purchase in print form on a USB stick with their copyrights as a gift.
Pricing & Policies
What are the costs? How much should I expect to spend?
- The photo session fee for the “Mini Session” is €360.
- The photo session fee for the “Standard Session” is €500.
- The photo session fee for the “Lux Session” is €800.
- Hair, makeup & styling is included for one person. Additional hair & makeup is € 120 per person.
- No images are included in the session fee.
- A full payment of your session price is due at the time of booking your session appointment.
Prints & Digital Files
- Matted Portrait Prints start at € 125 for a la carte images; the price decrease with packages of 5 or more.
- Folio Collections start at € 790. We offer complete exclusive packages of 5, 10, and 15 images.
- Wall Art Prints starts at € 180.
- Digital Files of your purchased prints will be provided on a USB stick as a gift!
- Due to the type of product, no refunds or returns are available after making the final purchase of your printed portraits.
Can I reschedule my photo shoot?
72 hours’ notice is needed since we have a makeup/hair professional and a stylist scheduled for your shoot. There is also a blocked time for you on the appointment schedule which we would be unable to rebook on such a short notice.
What is your cancellation policy?
Individuals (1 person):
If you cancel your photo session 96 hours (4 days) before your scheduled session, you will receive a refund.
If you cancel less than 96 hours (4 days) before your scheduled session there is no refund.
Group and/or Multiple Individuals booked for one session:
If you cancel your photo session 7 days (168 hours) before your scheduled session, you will receive a refund.
If you cancel less than 7 days (168 hours) before your scheduled session there is no refund.
I just need headshots, do you do that?
Do you cover events/private parties?
We are not covering just any event and we will not shoot it in a “documentary” way.
We offer you to setup a unique, stylish portrait corner where your guests and friends can get a magazine-like portrait done.
Our “magazine-style portraiture on-the-fly” gives you as a host the perfect addition to the occasion, allowing you to provide a special touch for your guests – suitable for grand-openings, private parties, or fund-raisers.
PS: We love to support the heartbeat of the philanthropic community and the wonderful people who contribute their time and resources to our community.
However, dates are very limited so let me know what your plans are as soon as you know them!
Do you cover weddings?
But Dan is very happy to create for you a charming Bridal Boudoir session or a unique Pre-Wedding Portraiture package.