Every job is unique and must be individually bid, however the basic pricing strategy is easy to relate. Charges are based on three components: production charges, post-production charges and licensing. We will meet with you to discuss your requirements in each of these areas and provide you with the most economical solution consistent with your needs. We can bid based on actual hours, on a per-job basis, or on a retainer basis. Circumstances may affect prices, and all bids are subject to the standard 15% overage in the event of unforeseeable documented expenses. Special discounts apply to artists, students, non-profit organizations and other select clients. The following factors will determine the ultimate bid we offer.


  • Photographer time billed at $75/hr, or $300/half-day (up to 5 hrs) or $500/day (up to 10 hours)
  • Creative fees, when applicable, starting at $50/set-up
  • Models, stylists, and assistants at affordable rates
  • Location fee if not shot at studio: $25 anywhere within 40 miles of Columbia
  • Helicopter time for aerial photography billed at $325/hr (one-hour minimum)
  • Other expenses beyond normal studio supplies billed at cost


  • Newspaper quality image editing at a flat $15/image
  • Basic print-quality editing (<1 hour/image) at a flat $50/image
  • Extensive editing and compositing billed at $75/hr
  • Graphic design starting at $150/layout
  • Printing costs starting at $10/square foot (includes usage license)

LICENSING CHARGES (per licensed image)

  • Simple per-image perpetual licensing for all uses other than re-sale
  • $10/image when attributed
  • $40/image when not attributed
  • Price breaks for multiple images
  • License fee waived with attribution for non-profit organizations, artists, students and other select clients

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