Commercial rates

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Principal photographer

$160/hour, two hour minimum, or $1,100/day

Assistants, only when needed

Assistants are paid rate from portal to portal.

  • First assistant (Camera assistant) — $450/day
  • Hair and makeup assistant — $600/day
  • Food styling & staging assistant — $600/day
  • Production assistant (PA) — $250/day

Digital editing / post production

$100/hour for Photoshop (Adobe CS5)

Travel (photographer + basic equipment)

  • $500/day for Continental U.S. jobs over 250 miles from Independence, Kentucky
  • $0.60/mile for jobs between 26 and 249 miles (maximum $200)
  • No charge for travel for jobs within 25 miles


New clients pay 50% in advance, and balance before delivery. Above rates list is not comprehensive, so if the job needs additional elements, a detailed quote will include appropriate charges. All rates negotiable.