Lifestyle and Portrait Photography
Singles, couples, groups, families, children, etc. Formals too! Don't forget the pets!
We will book your session at the indoor studio or location of your choice* or you can pick a favorite outdoor location. All sessions are of the same high quality, differing only in the length of the session and complexity of the shoot. Longer sessions cost more but offer more images and more time for clothing changes and poses or "looks". For instance, a typical 2 hour session might have 2-3 clothing changes and perhaps 3-6 poses or looks, producing up to 20 or so images.
Investing in a Portrait Photography session starts at $150 per hour. This is for session services only - no images. Payment is due at the time the service is rendered. Besides the session fee, I charge by the image which means instead of overwhelming you with 50 or 60+ pictures like most more costly packaged plans, you select and pay only for what you want. Don’t worry, you will see all the selected session images. Of course, if you want all the pictures, that is no problem. All images from the session will be tagged as proofs and posted online for your review for at least 10 days in your own personal gallery. From the gallery, you select and pay for the images. Selected images will then be post-processed, finalized and uploaded to your online gallery. The finalized gallery will be available for a period of 30 days giving ample time to download them. The selected images can be shared across social media or printed if desired. Prints may be ordered from your finalized online gallery using your credit card and will be delivered directly to you. Images can also be delivered on a USB flash drive for $35 additional if a gallery does not work for you. Please understand, images are for personal use only and cannot be used for commercial purposes without permission. There is an up-charge to shoot on location if travel expenses like mileage or parking, tolls, etc. are involved.
*Studio and any location fees are extra and the responsibility of the client unless other arrangements are made.
Head shots and Business Portraits
Shot at any accessible location you have in mind. Alternately, I can usually find a location if need be. Typically, this takes about 25-30 minutes and starts at $100 per setting. Your purchased, edited images will be sized perfectly for social media, business cards, and profile photos. Images are delivered via email or private Dropbox folder.
Take a look at this link about the portrait process if you have decided to invest in a portrait photography session, or are thinking strongly about doing so. I like to keep things simple. if you have questions, by all means please call or write - communication is fundamental to making this process successful and keeping a client happy!
To date, my commercial photography embodies photographing products, interior design projects, catalog content, architecture/interior high-end real estate, advertising, promotional tear sheets, model comp cards, music, dance, fashion, and food. I try to use a session fee+ per image pricing model here as well but commercial work often requires creative pricing. Prices may vary widely and are based on the type of work, it's use and the time to start and complete the project. My editorial photography has been used for publication in books, magazines and across the internet. Its often sports, or music oriented and/or for journalistic reportage and documentary work. Product photography is a mainstay and is priced very competitively, usually based on the number of shots. I'm known for my quick turnaround and ability to handle rush orders.
🎉 Event Coverage 🎊
I offer Shoot n' Print Coverage (Red Carpet/Step and Repeat - two hour minimum charge)
Onsite "Shoot n' Print" services includes 4x6 prints in a Paper folder/frame. Wonderful for weddings!
NEED VIP PHOTOS FOR YOUR EVENT?
I offer a great flat rate for VIP photos with your guests! Perfect for Meet and Greet's! Complimentary 4x6 photos are included with every shoot.
CONSULTING and LOCATION/PRODUCTION SERVICES
While I love being behind the camera, I also provide mentoring and consulting often combined with location and production services for small to large productions or photo shoots. This can include a renting a studio or finding a location, rental of photographic equipment, catering, hotels, location logistics, cinematography, BTS video, make-up artists, stylists, models/actors...if it involves an imaging campaign then I can help. My fees are reasonable being outside the Chicago downtown area. Aurora IS the second largest city in the state and the area lacks for nothing! Call to arrange a discussion and quote.
When time allows, I offer tutoring in lighting and use of studio and camera equipment. Do you want to work with a model for the experience or to spice up your portfolio? Let me help with your own private lighting and posing/composition session.
Image Rescue/consulting Services
This is basically fixing and restoring older images so they might be printed or used in publications. The fees vary widely and not every image can be saved or restored but you will be surprised at what does become usable. Call to arrange a consultation.
📽 Video sessions
Interview style, walk-thru style or custom. Includes editing. In studio audio voice over is extra.
***Important! Please read*** Digital use rights are included with all purchased digital files. The use rights allow you to use the images for your personal requirements or for printing. Digital images are not for use commercially unless an appropriate release accompanies them. Images may not be altered or changed in anyway without the express consent of the image owner. All images are copyrighted and owned by Wally Kilburg.. All rights are reserved. Other rights may be negotiated.