A Private Commission is when someone hires me to do a photoshoot and create an image for their own personal purpose. This can be someone hiring me to photograph themselves so they have a beautiful, unique portrait to hang in their home. Or a painter who wants a reference piece for a painting they want to create. Or a model who wants to expand their portfolio.
I do a very limited number of Private Commissions per year. Generally speaking, the cost is $2500 for the shoot, one 16x20 fine art print, and the digital file. There are options for a makeup artist and limited styling at an additional cost. For models and painters there are options for the purchase of multiple digital files.
Doing a Private Commission photoshoot is far more complicated for me than you would guess. Its' not like working with an experienced model, or someone I work with regularly, so I am very particular about who I work with. It's also very costly for me to maintain an underwater studio and prepare it for a photoshoot. I accept fewer than 10% of people who inquire and I do not show this work on my website as it is private for the clients I am photographing.
Please use the Contact section of this website if you are interested in a Private Commission. All Private Commission planning is done via email. Having a written record of our conversations ensures that miscommunication is never an impediment to a successful underwater photoshoot.
Collaborations are accepted in situations where the model or designer is offering a very unique opportunity that absolutely blows me away. I get requests regularly, very regularly, so please keep this in mind before asking me to collaborate.