Half Day

Includes:
Basic Editing and Touch Up
Creative Setup and Styling
Existing Backdrops and Props
Equipment and Transport

Additional:
- Mood Board @ $250
- Hour @ $250
- Assistant @ $350
- Kitchen Studio Rental @ $750

From $1000
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Empress Gin Cocktails - Joyce Leong Studio

FAQs

Do you shoot at my location?

Yes we are able to either shoot at your restaurant or in a rented studio space. We do not shoot at private residences. Full day (8 hours) kitchen studio rental starts at $900/day (before cleaning fee and security deposit). We offer a remote live shoot where you can review and select the images instantly during the shoot.

Do I need to close my outlet for the shoot?

We can do the shoot during your outlet’s operating hours although we advise to do so during your off peak hours so that we do not disrupt your operations.

How many photos can you shoot in a day?

It varies and depends on a variety of factors such as your kitchen/chef, complexity in food/product styling etc. Typically styled shots, group shots, mood shots, lifestyle shots, action shots, hands in frame and levitating shots take more time. It could take 30 - 45 minutes for a simple dish with minimal styling to 2 hours and more for a complicated dish with maximal styling and hands in frame. For a full day 8 hours shoot (including lunch break), we can shoot anywhere between 6 to 25 shots. With your finalized shot list, we are able to advise how many shots we can achieve in a shoot.

How do you charge?

Our fees are based on the finalized shot list so that we can gauge the time required to shoot and edit the shots. We take into account image licensing as well. Please note that I do not mark up on expenses like photography assistant, food stylist, studio rental, props purchase etc and all invoices will be provided.

Do you work alone or with a team?

Depending on the scope and complexity of the project, I could either work alone or with the aid of photography assistants, food stylists, prop stylists etc. A photography assistant full day (8 hours) fee starts at $250/day. A food stylist full day (8 hours) fee starts at $1,500/day.

What kind of gear do you use?

We use full-frame cameras, Godox flashes, Aputure continuous lighting together with other pieces of equipment to capture your images.

Do you retouch photos?

Yes basic retouching is part of all the packages. For advanced retouching, we would provide you with a quote from an external retouching specialist.

How do we get our photos?

We will provide you with an access pin to your online client gallery.

Do you provide props and food styling services?

If requested, we would send over our online props and backdrops catalogue where you can select your preferred props and backdrops for your shoot. Based on your creative brief or mood board, we would make recommendations as to which props would work best for your shoot.

We work with a large team of external freelance food stylists. For certain projects where food has to be cooked and there is no chef provided by the client, an external food stylist has to be recruited and their full day (8 hours) fee starts from $1,500/day.

What’s your typical timeline?

For props, backgrounds and surfaces sourcing, we would need a lead time of 2 - 3 weeks to source, purchase and receive them. Mood Board creation if requested takes about 1 - 2 weeks. We hand over high resolution edited JPEG images within 3 to 7 working days. For faster turnarounds, we charge a rush fee.

How do we book you?

Please fill up and submit the booking form below and your booking is secured once we received the signed contract and the 50% advance.

What are your payment terms?

To secure your booking, we would require a 50% advance and the balance 50% to be paid after the shoot.

What happens after I hire you?

We would create a mood board based on your concept and reference images provided or run through the creative brief provided by you. In the mood board or creative brief we go into specifics in the shot list so that things would proceed as planned on shoot day. Prior to shoot day, we would meet at your location to discuss the mood board or creative brief as well as view the area allocated for the shoot. We would meet the chefs and other team members involved in the shoot to run through the plan for shoot day.