How much will this cost me?
Probably a couple hundred bucks cash, depending upon the size of the job, and then the opportunity to bring my family of 6 people to your restaurant to eat. If it's a very big job it may be more cash and multiple opportunities to eat at your restaurant. If it's a small quick job it could be less. Everything's negotiable. I respect that because of your training and excellence and craftsmanship and artistry there is great value in dining at your restaurant. And I expect a reciprocal appreciation for what goes into very good professional food photography.
Will I own the photos? Can I do anything with the photos?
You cannot sell the photos (like to a stock agency or to a magazine) but otherwise you effectively own the photos to post anywhere you want as often as you want. STEVEN JOSEPH PHOTOGRAPHY retains the right to use the photos for self-promotion (i.e., I will post them to my website and to my social media.) But otherwise they are yours.
When will I have the photos?
Quickly. While you will see the photos on a big laptop screen as they are being made, they will be lightly edited and delivered to you electronically as quickly as possible. If I'm very busy it might be a week or two. If I'm not busy it could be the next day or so.
Where will the photo shoot take place? Do I come to your studio?
No, I come to your restaurant.
Can you come to my restaurant during business hours?
Yes. Nearly every photo in the gallery above was taken in a working restaurant during business hours.
Do you work with a food stylist? Will you bring fancy surfaces and cutlery and linens etc?
All of those things are available at cost. Fancy surfaces can include black plexiglass, marble, weathered wood, slate tiles, etc. Fancy linens and cutlery and such can be purchased from your favorite source of these things. I am happy to talk about all of this and bring anything you want. I will simply pass the cost on to you. A food stylist can really bring a food photo shoot to the next level, but expect to pay at least $750-$2,000 per day for a professional food stylist.
How much physical room will you need in my restaurant?
You can put me way in the back with a medium sized dining table. I bring professional lighting on stands, I bring a laptop (so you can see the photos as we make them). I'll need access to a power outlet. That's about it.
For additioanl questions or to plan your shoot here's how to contact me.
Steve - 702-904-2972 firstname.lastname@example.orgGo back to the top.