Sage Arts Studio | Photography Rates

2016 Photography Rates

Commercial Photography

$80       Hourly Rate
$1000     Full Day Rate (up to 10 hours of shooting and 5 hours of post-production)

2 Hour minimum, does not include printing costs (which will vary based on size, type and framing options)
A good rule of thumb to consider is 1 hour of post-production for every 2 hours of shooting.


Portrait/Headshot Session

$200 Session Rate *

Includes a 1.5 hour studio session, with up to 3 different outfits, and up to 2 lighting setups
Contact sheet with the best 8-10 images will be delivered online within 3-4 days
Client may choose the best 4-5 which will then undergo retouching, if necessary
Final images provided either online or on disc within 2 days of that decision
Photographic prints available through an online ordering process for an additional cost

* Contact me directly to inquire about custom rates for on location shooting, or group sessions

Product Photography

Call for quote.

Rate will depend on several factors:
- Distance traveled
- Lighting and Backdrop Required
- Additional services required (retouching, background removal, re-labeling filenames, etc.)
- Number of items to be photographed

Real Estate/Architectural Photography

$50 Basic Documentation
Recording condition of property, property damage, etc. (typically for insurance company or financial institution use)

$100 Basic Real Estate Package
Includes 25-30 images, exterior, interior, property details, up to 8 rooms.

$300 Advanced Promotional Photography
Includes dusk exterior photo, basic interior, exterior photos, photo manipulation (item removal, repairs, color swap, etc.)

$50 Elevated Photography
This involves use of a camera with a wide angle lens attached to a 16' pole, offering a unique perspective. This is an additional cost to the above Real Estate Packages.

Band Photo Session

$400 Basic Band Promo Package

- Up to 4 hours of shooting (in studio)
- 2 Individual Photos of each member
- 2 Group Photos
- 3 hours Post Processing & Retouching
- Images delivered either online or on disc

Additional costs for illustration, layout design, cover artwork, social media sizing, on-location shoot, mileage, assistants, hair & makeup

Retouching, Image Manipulation

$65 Hourly Rate

Services offered include:
- Spot, blemish, stray hair removal
- Color correction, frequency separation, skin tone adjustment
- Photo montage (combining multiple images into one layout)
- Element removal, background removal
- Photo illustration & special effects

Photo Restoration, Colorization

$65 Hourly Rate
$5 per scan (if necessary)

Image recovery or photo restoration, colorization or black & white conversion
Amount of time and cost depends entirely on the quality of the source image, timeline expected

Travel and Mileage Costs

I am happy to travel to your location for a project, I charge a standard $0.54 per mile for travel.
If the location of the shoot is more than 5 hours drive from Milwaukee, I will also require a hotel room for the night.