Jessica Daniels

Welcome!

I’m so excited to begin working with you! A professional photo shoot or brand video will CONNECT to your target client, build trust and authority for your brand by CONVEYING your message.

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Communication

My work hours: Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm

Email: Jess@JessicaDanielsPhotography.com

Phone: 360-798-7620

The best way to communicate with me is through Email! As we get closer to the shoot date (and around shoot day) we can text to communicate quickly. Thanks!

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The Photo Shoot Process

1) Contract signing and deposit made
2) Homework!
3) Pinterest vision board
4) Pre-shoot planning call
5) Balance of payments due 4 weeks before shoot date
6) Shoot Day
7) Gallery of Images out
8) Retouching and color correction
9) Final delivery of images to Dropbox folder

The Video Shoot Process

Same as above except:
1) Music selection
2) Video first draft and revision call
3) Video second draft and revision call
4) Final edits and upload to YouTube/Vimeo/Website

Here’s what I need to get started:

Homework time!

CREATE A PINTEREST BOARD

On Pinterest, create and fill a public or secret board with inspiration for your brand photography. If you get stuck, feel free to pin from my boards HERE.

Send me the link to your board when you’re done so I can see it! (You can delete the board once your project is complete). My Pinterest name is jdanielsphoto.

If Pinterest isn’t your thing, don’t worry. You can search Google for images that resonate with the way you want your brand to feel and simply email them to me.

COMPLETE YOUR HOMEWORK QUESTIONNAIRE

Here’s the link to your questionnaire. It will help me understand your brand’s style, target client, and messaging.

CLICK HERE FOR THE QUESTIONNAIRE

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PAYMENT/RESCHEDULING/CANCELLATION POLICY

Your non-refundable deposit has been completed. Payments are transferable once to another date within 6 months of your original shoot date. The balance is due at the time of your pre-shoot planning call. Late cancellation is any cancellation that occurs within 10 days of your shoot. If a late cancellation occurs, your shoot is subject to a $500 rescheduling fee.

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Shoot Day and Preparation

Shoot day is so much fun! We start with hair & makeup and make our way around to the different locations to shoot. We usually end at sunset…it’s magical! During our pre-shoot planning session we will make specific arrangements for time and place to meet.  If you are in a hotel room, I’ll usually have the makeup artist meet you there for a relaxing morning. I’ll also take care of lunch, snacks and transportation.

If your shoot includes other people (staff, client models, etc.) we will discuss when and where we should have them arrive.

Preparing for Shoot Day

2-4 weeks prior to the photo shoot

  • If you hair needs cutting or color, now is the time to do it

  • Consider getting a facial if you haven’t yet, start a skin care routine that nourishes and hydrates your skin. If you have sensitivities, just continue your usual regimen.

  • Consider the clothing, shoes, and accessories you want us to look at for your shoot. Take selfies and send them to Jess

  • Please DO NOT spray tan before your shoot

1 week before your shoot

  • Start limiting alcohol and salt consumption – hydrate!

  • Have all clothes steamed, ironed, altered or dry cleaned.

  • Get a great manicure/pedicure

The day before your shoot

  • Have your clothing, shoes, accessories, pressed and on hangers ready to go

  • Have your props organized and ready (e.g. your “tools of the trade,” laptop, journal, crystals, etc.)

  • Treat yourself to a massage

  • Get a great night of sleep

  • Relax into the uncertainty, trusting that the day will be more fun, transformational & successful than you can imagine.

The day of…

  • Post behind the scenes pics and/or stories to your social media!

  • Relax, and HAVE FUN!

After your shoot 

After your shoot, I’ll get busy downloading and retouching your images. You’ll receive:

  • a sneak peek to post to get your audience excited for the images to come

  • a gallery of images to select your favorites

  • in 2-3 weeks, you’ll receive a Dropbox link with high and low res versions of your fully retouched images with a print release so you can make your own prints if you’d like

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FAQS

I’m nervous about getting my photo taken! Are you going to help me?
Trust me, I totally understand! Most people feel uncomfortable in front of the camera (including myself!). One of my super powers is to help you get comfortable quickly. It’s truly confidence building and empowering experience. You’ll find that you’re having so much fun, you forget the camera is even there and loving how gorgeous and confident you feel.

Do I have to have professional hair & makeup?
The short answer…yes!  Professional hair and makeup styling is how we get you camera ready. Photo ready makeup can make all the difference making skin and features look their best. During your planning session, we will go over your style and comfort level with makeup application. Whether you prefer a natural look, or cat eyes are your jam, the goal is not to make you look like someone else, but the absolute best version of you!

How do you know where to shoot?
My goal is to make your images fit your business personality perfectly. We’ll talk in detail about what locations and looks will tell your brand story and plan multiple looks/locations to shoot at. Whether your dream shoot is in a beautiful garden or a 5 star hotel, I’ll find locations that will align with and elevate your brand.

Can you help me with outfits?
Yes! During your consultation we’ll discuss how to dress for flattering images, and plan your wardrobe. Before your shoot, we’ll look at each outfit and decide what looks best in each location.  If you’d like to hire a professional stylist, who can work with you over Skype, etc. I recommend Robin Allen…Here’s her site!

How much retouching do you do?
I want you to look like the BEST version of YOU, not like someone else. My retouching process corrects skin blemishes, under eye darkness, stray hair and distracting elements. I’ll check in with you to make sure you like the end product.

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WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

After you’ve completed everything in the Homework section of this page, we’re all set to schedule your pre-session planning session! Book this call for about 4 weeks prior to our scheduled shoot date. If you have any questions, please reach out.

I look forward to working with you! 

xoxo - Jess