*What about travel?
If your event or program takes place outside of Central NC, never fear! I would love to travel to your location. In addition to my regular rate and standard billable items, travel outside a 40 mile radius from my home address in 27358 is subject to a $100-300 travel fee. For destinations 100+ miles away, a 75¢ per mile surcharge will also apply. Should the work require an overnight stay, the client will be billed for hotel accommodations and a $50 stipend for additional expenses. For a detailed estimate on the costs of traveling to your location to cover an event or program, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Events & Activities
Event and activity coverage for organizations throughout the Triad and Triangle of NC.
Starting at $85/hr.
For performers and casual business shots.
Starting at $55/image
LeBauer Park Mini Sessions
A few digitals
An easy-going experience
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Frequently Asked Questions
I need to cancel my mini session spot because someone is sick/unhappy/can't come. Can I get a refund or a raincheck?
Beginning in 2023, all fees associated with mini sessions (including deposits and any balance paid) are considered non-refundable unless the event is canceled by the photographer. No rainchecks or credits will be extended if the client cancels, absolutely no exceptions. Through the years I've been extremely flexible with rescheduling when clients can't make it to a mini at the last minute, however, this situation puts me in a tough position. Location rental fees have already been paid, as well as other supplies and assistants I might need for our shoot, making a refund inconvenient. When meeting on a different date, driving roundtrip for one 15-20 minute make-up session is cost ineffective. Given these circumstances, I cannot issue refunds on any mini session fees that have been paid unless 1) the location cancels us, or 2) the weather prevents our session from taking place. If for any reason I must cancel a mini session, all fees will be promptly refunded.
We have a sudden need for photos tonight/tomorrow. Can you help?
Yes! Not every event or photo op can be planned weeks in advance. Clients who use my services on a regular basis are welcome and encouraged to text/email me anytime with coverage requests. If I'm available, I'll be there!
We love your work, but can't afford a professional. Will you volunteer?
If you have an exceptional circumstance, I'm open to hearing more about it. However, I typically do not provide professional event coverage for free or deeply discounted rates when other vendors are being paid.
How do we pay you?
Flexible payment options include cash, check, Venmo (@HappyLabs), or major credit card. Clients receive an invoice via Stripe for credit card payment upon project completion, but I'm happy to work with your finance department if an alternate method is preferred.
We need a staff photographer to regularly cover events and subjects for our publication/organization. Can you help?
Possibly. If you're looking for a more permanent type of arrangement to work exclusively with your organization, I might be able to help. Email me with the details on the position, type of commitment you're envisioning, etc. I'm always happy to learn more about client needs. If I'm not the right fit for your situation, I might be able to refer you to someone else who is. Reach out anytime!
When will I receive my images?
Turnaround time for most events is within 5 business days. This can be expedited if necessary to meet press or announcement deadlines. Partners receive their images within 3 business days.
Do you like mac & cheese and Starbucks?
Are you even a photographer if you don't like mac & cheese and Starbucks?
What is your cancelation policy?
One-time events and special projects require a non-refundable deposit to hold the date. Established, recurring clients (partners) are given flexibility and generally not required to do a deposit.
Do I have to order prints?
All images are delivered via online gallery. You can print where you like, but for convenience there is a professional quality print shop integrated into your gallery. I strongly suggest using a high-quality image printing service for your files. Never print at a drug store or big box store.
Can our organization use your images of LeBauer and Center City Parks in our publication/website/brochures??
The rights to all of my images of LeBauer and Center City Parks are shared with GDPI. Usage licenses for most of the images in our catalog are available for sale. Email me at email@example.com for a link to our stock gallery, as well as a price list and licensing agreement to review.