ERIK SAWAYA PHOTOGRAPHER
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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions


HOW MUCH IS A PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION?

At Erik Sawaya, we work on 100% RISK FREE model. Before the shoot, you're only responsible for line items such as make-up, location or any specialised sets and materials you need, there's no upfront creative fee and no sign up session fees.

 

WHAT DOES 100% RISK FREE MEAN?

It means exactly that! There is no risk for you, as the client. You have zero fees to pay, zero deposits, zero obligation to order photos. Love your images or don't buy them.

 

WHERE'S MY PHOTOSHOOT?

Erik and his team are experts at setting up on location. We come to your office, your home, your school and we'll setup here there. Alternatively we're happy to host you in a studio that meets your requirements and that's location near you for convenience.

We often team up with academy's, schools and institutions to bring a studio to you, ask your place of study if we're coming in the near future, if not put us in touch and we'll set it up.

 

HEADSHOTS VS EDITORIAL PORTRAIT?

Headshots are tightly frame portraits, heads and shoulders. Erik's distinctive style is bright white background that makes you pop and gives beautiful life to your headshot. Editorial portraits tend to be a bit wider, sometimes up to full body and the lighting has more mood and lines up with your character. You can easily sign up for both during a session.

 

PORTFOLIO VS AUDITION SESSIONS?

Portfolio sessions are tailored to you. Together we pick creative poses to give your sessions more flair. Furthermore, your images are professional, hand-retouched to give them a magazine ready look.

Audition sessions are tailored for the schools and companies. The poses are stock standard and the images are delivered straight out of camera without any retouching.

 

HOW DO THE SESSIONS WORK?

Typically a session last 1 hour. During this time you have multiple poses and outfit changes. We recommend you stay away for salty and fatty foods up to 7 days before your session to give your skin a healthy look. Also you should try to double your water intake!

 

HOW DO I SEE THE RESULTS?

Following the shoot, you'll receive an email with a private viewing gallery. You'll see the 'raw' images straight out of camera. These are not edited in any way.

 

I'M HAPPY, HOW DO I ORDER THE IMAGES?

On your private viewing gallery, you'll be able to order images by adding them to your cart and checking out with a direct transfer or any major credit card.

 

HOW MUCH ARE MY IMAGES?

Pick your favourite images a la carte. Pricing per image varies depending on the size (resolution) you choose;

- Low Resolution $125 (Small Web)

- Medium Resolution $175 (Large Web)

- High Resolution $250 (Print)

 

WHEN CAN I EXPECT MY IMAGES?

Usually you'll receive your proof gallery within a week of your shoot. After placing your order you can expect to wait 2-5 weeks for your images to be processed and delivered, depending on our current load.

It takes us a minimum of 1 hour to hand process each photo to create your finished product.

 

HOW DO YOU RETOUCH MY IMAGES?

Our emphasis is always natural. A lot of the work goes into colour correction, along with dodge and burning to bring out highlights and shadows. That's what makes you pop! We retouch skin in a gentle way, taking away red eyes or blemishes and spots that are non-permanent only.

Heavy retouching, for example, changing backgrounds, masking (cutting out) or altering physical futures will need to be discussed prior to edit and will may incur additional fees.

 

HOW CAN WE GET IN TOUCH?

We'd love to hear from you. Please Contact Us here or call us directly on +61 449 137 707.


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