Let's collaborate | OPTIONS
My photography services are completed using 'Trust-Based' Pricing; additional services like print enlargements, albums, books, and framed images are also available. I also do a limited number of events each year based on the Gift-Economy basis.
Option ONE: $500 per hour
Option TWO: Less than $500 per hour
Option THREE: More than $500 per hour
*ENGAGEMENTS INCLUDED FOR WEDDINGS
My storytelling portraitjournalistic services are based upon a Trust-Based Pricing system because I believe it is a fairer and more just way to collaborate. The relationship with clients is based on mutual trust and respect.
Working with me is simple and straightforward: I will photograph your wedding or event and I trust you to compensate me for what you think is a fair value for my work.
Before I begin, I’ll provide you with a detailed proposal with a timeline and a range of costs for your wedding/event services. After the engagement session, you’ll pay me any amount within a range of a rate that you feel is fair. Trust-Based Pricing system gives you control. It allows you to decide the final price, based on how well you like me and how well you enjoyed working with me. It protects my time and my work and makes sure my family and venture keep the lights on, as we pay for our bills.
Trust-Based Pricing might feel a little different, but it works very well, and clients overwhelmingly think it is a fantastic way to work because everyone is treated fairly.
Trust-Based Pricing works like this:
1. You request a free estimate through this website.
2. I set up a time to chat, so I can get a clearer idea of your needs.
3. I send a price range.
4. You accept the price and send a deposit.
5. I complete your engagement portrait session.
6. You approve and send the final payment within the price range a month before the wedding, Mitzvah, or special event.
7. I complete your wedding, Mitzvah, or special event.
Granted, this is not the way most photographers work; in fact, it’s not the way most of the business world works. It seems to me that things are changing, however, and I invite you to consider being a part of something special: a business relationship founded on mutual trust and gratitude.
Gift Economy Pricing
Option FOUR: Gifted (no charge)
Since 2002, I have been working with the Gift Economy idea. While it is a very rewarding way to work, I found it is not sustainable outside of our local community.
As I continued to grow larger and attract a wider client base, I discovered that people outside our community – who I did not know personally, who were not local to me, and who I could not meet with in person — too frequently did not support my work sufficiently. Sadly, sometimes not at all.
The community is essential for a successful Gift Economy, so I have decided to set some healthy boundaries for working this way.
I am eager to work in a Gift Economy with local individuals, small businesses, community-based organizations, and progressive and non-profit organizations. Generally, with people who are trying to help other people. I want to help as many organizations as I can. However, I am very selective about the projects I choose to work on this way, and I am limiting the number of Gift Economy projects I’ll take on each year.
If you would like to work with me in a Gift Economy, I want to ensure it is a mutually rewarding experience. Please contact me requesting the need to work with the Gift Economy option so I can review your needs and determine if we are a good match for each other.
I want to capture the love and happiness that people experience on their special days. Whether it is a wedding, a mitzvah, a quinceañera, or a corporate event, I want to be there to witness those moments of pure bliss.
Words echoed in my head as I set out to capture my next shot - "I co-create artistic expressions. If I minimally intervene, the artistic imagery is given to me.
Quinceañeras| Sweet 16
The challenge is looking for those special moments that will become more, elevating the images to art, so that anyone looking at them will respond to and understand the memories created. I photograph to capture spontaneous moments that no one else sees.
I’ve learned this; the main purpose of photography or any other artistic expressions is to be able to learn how to develop a full creative expressiveness and fluency! This is the main reason I describe my photography as storytelling portraitjournalism.
In my 20 plus and still counting career, I have completed over 2,000 weddings, Mitzvahs and events. I have also co-created infinite numbers of photographs under what I refer to as ‘expressionistic fluency’.
My wedding turned out more perfect than I could have ever imagined, all thanks to Nestor.
LARS & JOSEPHINE
A simple ‘thank you’ can’t begin to express our gratitude for everything you did to make our day truly perfect.