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~*~*~*~If you have booked with me before, my process has changed as of this convention, including payment/rate. Read carefully!~*~*~*~*
Hello all, itís time for cosplay-shoot booking for AB2014! This will be my fifth year photographing cosplayers at AB. I am very, very excited to go again. Iíve had great experiences photographing cosplayers, I love it so much, and Iíve had pleased clients every year! I look forward to meeting you all and re-meeting past clients!
READ ME MOST IMPORTANTLY:
Because of unfortunate experiences in the past of people booking and still canceling, or not even having the decency to tell me they canít come (leaving me waiting and disappointed and disrespected), I am requiring all shoots to pay a non-refundable $30 booking fee
at the time of reservation (unless you are paying the $50 rate in which case your deposit is $25) Please paypal me to the email email@example.com
. Let me know if you experience any trouble.
This deposit will be deducted from your total when I you pay me in cash, in person. So say youíre just a solo cosplayer for an hour shooting with me, youíll pay 30 now and 30 at the con. Say youíre a group of 5 for an hour (total cost - $80). You pay me 30 now and 50 at the con. Hope Im being clear! If you have any questions let me know, I suck at explainingÖespecially numbers.
As much as I wish I could say I spend the money I make for this on fun, I donít. Rent, food, transportation, bills, savingsÖ my time I allot is very important. I expect as much understanding from my clients as I give them, which means serious inquiries only.
MY RATE is $60 an hour plus an extra $5 per extra person
. ($50 if youíve booked with me as a solo cosplayer more than twice in the past.)
Below are my available times for AB! To ensure a slot, you MUST email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
. Do NOT book with me unless you have your hotel booked and your pass purchased. You will not have a slot if you do not pay the booking fee. If you are a group or booking for your group, you must have approved with all group members on a timeslot and the rate. I have no tolerance for people who flake out or book with me for funóI need serious cosplayers who would like professionalism and I expect the same in return.
Now that all that serious higgildy-piggildy is out of the wayÖ
In your email, please include the following:
Amount of people
Photo/link of your cosplay/WIP/etc
(REQUIRED) (this is to ensure that you are a serious potential client and not someone who is wishy-washy or unsureóI need to know your costume exists so I can feel confident you will show up)
Phone number to best reach you during the con
(I will only use it before the shoot if I cannot find you. You will also have my number.)
(how did you find out I was booking shoots? Facebook/cosplay.com/tumblr/other/a friend? Please mention friendís name or cosplay username)
CURRENT SLOTS (if you donít see a preferred time, email me with what youíd like and Iíll see what I can do, but there is no guarantee your desired time can be accommodated as Iím a cosplayer myself and have my own costume-frolicking to do!):
Thursday Pre-Con -
11am-12pm: TAKEN - JACKIE +3 (referred by Chelsea Cole)
9pm-10pm: TAKEN - LORE +2
1130am-1230pm: TAKEN (full payment) - JOSH HART as ALICE
1pm-2pm: PAYMENT PENDING - ELISE +1
230pm-330pm: TAKEN - JULIE & FRIEND as VINCENT(s)
Now for some questions you might have.
How long will it take for me to get my photos after the shoot?
Please allow up to 14 days after the convention ends for time it takes to upload the photos. You will receive all the photos in a link to the Dropbox containing all photos from the shoot. If you arenít familiar with DropBox, worry notóitís painless, easy and free.
When do I pay you?
You pay your booking deposit through paypal to my email email@example.com
, immediately after emailing me with your cosplay information outlined above. You then pay the rest in cash, at the beginning of the shoot.
Where will we go to shoot?
Within the block of the con, around, by the con, or if you have an idea, please suggest - just remember, any time it takes to get there is time taken from your block. Iím a very adventurous photographer, so climbing things and going crazy places are my forte. However, I will not trespass and I will make the best of our setting -I understand cons are not ideal for shooting cosplay, but weíll work around that.
What if I am late?
Iím sorry to say that if you are more than 15 minutes late to the shoot without contacting me prior, I will have to cancel it, as the time frames between shoots are tight and I only allow myself a short break most of the time. If you contact me and are late, your rate will not be discounted, as I couldíve used that slot for someone to show up on time for their full hour. I will still do my absolute best to get good photos in for the time you have.
Will you edit the pictures in photoshop?
There is no guarantee, but I may edit a few if I like, and I will always send you edited work so you may see it. All photos are watermarked with my logo.
How will I find you at the con?
You will have my number and I will have yours to contact you.
Now, hereís your job if youíre interested!
1) EMAIL ME reserving your spot.
2) Send your Paypal payment immediately afterwards to firstname.lastname@example.org
3) If youíre familiar with AB, and you have location shots in mind, let me know. I will investigate.
4) Once your reservation is confirmed, Iíll update it here.
Thanks, and I look forward to hearing from you! If you have any questions, let me know!