Photos of Children – Name Withheld by Request

Commercial Example

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Name withheld by request

is an advertising photographer based in the Midwest who specializes in the subject of “People”. He shoots both on location and in studio. is his Creative Liaison and provides most of the estimating and pre-production planning interface with clients.

Studio Photos of Children

During production, we decided to include a third backup child talent to the 2 estimated in case of an unusual crash and burn on set. Verbal approval to book the third model was given during production. We simply noted in the body copy of the invoice why the Talent category was over the estimate. We have a history of trust built with this ad agency, and would normally have asked for an advance as they have historically been slow to pay (i.e., 90 days as norm). However, the project timeline was so fast, there was no time to issue an advance invoice; verbal assurances were given along the way, and as a gentle reminder, we interjected language stating how we’d appreciate speedy payment. The invoice was paid within 45 days. Not too bad!

Terms and Conditions. Clients receive our Standard Terms/Conditions and Digital Addendum when we send out the estimate. All of these documents go out as PDFs. We spent a lot of time and money, alone and with our attorney, to draft Terms/Conditions that, hopefully, read in plain English. Our Digital Addendum is an effort to explain what happens to a client’s files after the shoot; we feel it is important to discuss upfront what our clients can expect from us as far as storage and accessibility to photos they would likely elect to keep “on file” with us.

Estimate
Description: Studio photography of Mom / Daughter (or just girl) with ‘s product in home setting (table/sofa or chair) with simple wall set. Includes audition and casting of 2 pro local Caucasian talent. Also product shot of package on white. Includes processing/delivery of up to 5 files as 64mb RGB TIFFs on CD; does not include digital retouching.

Advance toward expenses to be discussed. Thank you.

Media Use: is licensed unlimited print and web placement for 2 years from date of shoot; no TV or billboard. All other rights reserved.
ESTIMATED FEES:
Audition    300.00
Photography/Usage 3,500.00
Pre Production    400.00
FEE TOTAL 4,200.00
ESTIMATED EXPENSES:
Assistant 240.00
Casting 817.00
Digital Services 524.00
Makeup Stylist 425.00
Miscellaneous 180.00
Project Management 360.00
Props/Wardrobe Shopper 720.00
Props/Wardrobe/Sets 1,400.00
Sets 360.00
Talent 822.00
Talent Bonus 3,240.00
EXPENSE TOTAL 9,088.00
SUBTOTAL 13,288.00
SALES TAX 896.94
ESTIMATED JOB TOTAL 14,184.94

 

Invoice
Description: Studio photography of Mom/Daughter with ‘s product in home setting (table/sofa or chair) with simple wall set. Includes audition and casting of 3 pro local Caucasian talent. Also product shot of package on white. Includes processing/delivery of files as 64mb RGB TIFFs via email; does not include digital retouching.

Talent portion is over estimated amount due to inclusion of backup kid talent.

Time did not allow an advance toward expenses. Prompt payment is appreciated. Thank you

Media Use: is licensed unlimited print, PR and web placement in U.S. and Canada for 2 years from date of shoot; no TV or billboard. All other rights reserved.
ESTIMATED FEES:
Audition    300.00
Photography/Usage 3,500.00
Pre Production    400.00
FEE TOTAL 4,200.00
ESTIMATED EXPENSES:
Assistant 240.00
Casting 811.25
Digital Services 554.00
Makeup Stylist 360.00
Miscellaneous 93.90
Project Management 360.00
Props/Wardrobe Shopper 600.00
Props/Wardrobe/Sets 835.74
Sets 360.00
Talent 1,057.00
Talent Bonus 3,240.00
EXPENSE TOTAL 8,511.89
SUBTOTAL 12,711.89
SALES TAX 858.05
TOTAL 13,569.94

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