Your Investment

Let's be honest. You're asking yourself what great photos cost these days? I'm glad you asked! Your photography session starts well before the photographer arrives on site, and doesn't end until long after the photographer goes home for the day and begins the painstaking task of editing your images so that they look their best. After all, your cheerleader, family, senior, or other event photos should look their best, right?

Below are some examples of rates for a few scenarios. Not finding what you were looking for, or did you have something else in mind? Contact me! I'd be happy to customize a session or package that work for you!

Portraits

I'm available to take portraits of individuals, families, or groups at your home, or an outdoor location. Portrait sessions start at $125 (plus tax) and include the following:

  • 1 Photographer, and 1 assistant if needed at photographer's discretion.
  • Round-trip travel up to 25 miles from Surprise, AZ (60¢/mile thereafter)
  • Ample time to capture 4-5 poses (approximately 1 hour average)
  • 1 wardrobe change, if desired.
  • Post-processing of images chosen by the photographer (minimum of 2-3 for each pose)
  • An unlimited printing and sharing rights release for personal use. Commercial licensing is available at an additional charge.
  • Password-protected hosting of your images in a shareable online gallery for 1 year at rickjphoto.com.
  • All full-resolution edited digital images provided on your choice of Dropbox (or other online file sharing service), CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, or USB Flash drive.
  • A wide variety of print products, albums, fine art mounts, photo apparel, and more, are priced separately at competitive rates and can be ordered through your online gallery.

Unless otherwise specified, outdoor portrait appointments will start about 2 hours before sunset, or 1 hour after sunrise.

Note: Add $15/person for groups larger than 4 people.

Events

When capturing your lifetime event, you'll want to consider whether you want to spend that time participating in the moment, or sitting behind the camera worrying about capturing the best shot. Why not hire someone else to do the camera work for you?

Event sessions start at $400 for 2 hours, $750 for 4 hours, $1000 for 6 hours, and will include the following:
  • 1 Photographer, and 1 assistant as needed at photographer's discretion.
  • Round-trip travel up to 25 miles from Surprise, AZ (60¢/mile thereafter)
  • Post-processing of unlimited images from the event as selected by the photographer.
  • An unlimited printing and sharing rights release for personal use. Commercial licensing is available at an additional charge.
  • Password-protected hosting of your images in a shareable online gallery for 1 year at rickjphoto.com.
  • All full-resolution edited digital images provided on your choice of DVD-ROM, or USB Flash drive.
  • A wide variety of print products, albums, fine art mounts, photo apparel, and more, are priced separately at competitive rates.
  • Additional time billed at $200/hour in half-hour increments. 

Note: The client is responsible for ensuring that photography is permitted at the venue, and communicating any venue rules and restrictions ahead of time to the photographer! 

Cheer or other Sporting Events

Without a doubt, every athlete loves action shots capturing what they do best!

Most cheer events are shot ahead of time within the rules of the venue, and where applicable, images are placed for viewing and sale (where permitted) in password-protected galleries at very competitive prices. Most images are uploaded 24-72 hours after the event. Please note that some venues may place restrictions or prohibit professional (or any) photography, and thus, not all events will be able to be photographed. 

Many cheer events can result in hundreds of photos per routine!

Depending on the sport and event, watermarked photos will be hosted in a public or password-protected gallery, and made available for 1 year. Images and photo products purchased through the gallery will be free of watermarks. Quantity packages are available at a discount, too!

Average prices for post-paid event photography, per image:

  • Medium-resolution social media-friendly image: $5
  • Unlimited personal use full-resolution: $25
  • 4x6 print: $1-$2
  • 8x12 print $6-$8
  • Magazine Cover: $5-$6
  • Commercial licensing: Please contact for a quote.

Payments

Cash, Amazon Payments, and PayPal are all accepted! 

Checks made out to "Richard Johnson" are accepted from established clients, but must clear before final products are delivered. Insufficient funds are subject to a $35 returned check fee in addition to the original balance due. 

The Fine Print

To cover time and expenses involved with preparing for your event, all scheduled bookings require a non-refundable retainer of 33% of the total package price at time of booking, with the balance due at the start of the event. However, in the unlikely event that the photographer must cancel and a suitable alternate cannot be arranged, all retainers will be refunded.

Please be aware that all session fees and products are exclusive of Surprise, AZ sales tax (8.5% as of 2015).

Additional products may be purchased at the time of booking, or at any time after the event through your online gallery.