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I am a professional photographer and art director
based between Santa Monica, California and Milano, Italia.

I recently moved to California from Milano where I used to work as a commercial photographer for fashion, lifestyle and design magazines.

Since 2011 I have been collaborating with:

F/k/A, art director & photographer, USA
Husky Noise, photographer, Japan
Solid blue, photographer, Japan
Sundry, graphic designer, USA
Leroy & Rose, art director
& graphic designer, USA
Dinamomilano, art director
& photographer, Italy
We Are Jungle, art director
& photographer, Italy
DePadova, photographer, Italy
Teatro Arsenale, art director
& graphic designer, Italy
Hearst Magazines, photographer, Italy
Lucio Vanotti, photographer, Italy
Still, art director
& graphic designer, Italy
San Patrignano Sp.ad, art director
& photographer, Italy
GrayUnited, photographer, Italy





FAQ




Q. WHAT ARE YOUR RATES FOR AN EDITORIAL OR COMMERCIAL PHOTOSHOOT?

A. To get an accurate quote based on your needs, please contact me using the form “Contact” and email me as many details as you know about your shoot project, and your product.


Q. WHAT ARE YOUR RATES FOR BRANDING AND/OR GRAPHIC DESIGN PROJECT?

A. To get an accurate quote, please contact me by using the form “Contact” and email me as many details as you know about your business and your product.

 

Q. WHAT ARE YOUR RATES FOR A PORTRAIT SESSION?

A. My rate for shoots 1-4 hrs start at $250. My rate for shoots ranging from 5 - 8+ hrs start at $700. Each rate includes time and untouched images, studio rental and fees are extra.A 50% deposit is required to secure your session date and time.


Q. HOW MANY IMAGES WILL I GET?

A. On 1-4 hrs shoots you will choose a maximum of 10 from 30-50 images. On 5-8+ hrs shoots we will discuss and agree on a minimum number of images before the shoot.


Q. DO YOU EDIT/RETOUCH YOUR IMAGES?

A. Yes, there are two levels of editing/retouching:
  • Basic color correction/grading, $15 per photo.
  • Full retouch (color, grading, skin, etc), $50 per photo.

To give an idea, a $400 package includes 1-4hrs non "in studio" shoot and 10 basic retouched images.



Q. WILL I GET THE UNEDITED IMAGES?

A. Unedited images are not included in the rates but are available for additional purchase in two size options (web-size and full-res).


Q. HOW DO I BOOK A SHOOT?

A. Use the form “Contact” to email me as many details as you know about your shoot and we can get to scheduling. Once you pay a 50% deposit, your date and time will be secured.


Q. WHAT IS YOUR AVAILABILITY?

A. From the time I receive your email request I will normally be available for the shoot within a week. Studio shoots are subject to studio time availability. If you have a photo emergency, email me and I will do my best to accommodate you.


Q. DO YOU SHOOT ON-LOCATION OR IN-STUDIO?

A. I can shoot outdoor, at your place and in studio.


Q. WHEN WILL I GET THE EDITED IMAGES?

A. In 2-3 business days you will receive a link to a private gallery where you will select the pictures of your choice. Within 1 week after your initial selection, you will receive a link to download the finished product. Some larger projects with heavy retouching may take up to two weeks or more. I edit shoots in order of when they are shot, I will do my best to accomodate your schedule.


Q. DO YOU TRAVEL?

A. Yes! With adequate notice I can come to you wherever you need me (with travel expenses covered).

 

Q. DO YOU PROVIDE HAIR AND MAKEUP? WHAT ABOUT WARDROBE?

A. I do not usually provide hair, make up and wardrobe but I will definitely help you to book additional services as you might require.


Q. WHAT IF I AM LATE TO MY SHOOT?

A. If you are less than 15 minutes late, don't fret! If you are more than 15 minutes late, time will start to cut into your session time. If you need to reschedule or cancel, you will not be refunded any deposits.




Francesca Forquet

+1(424)757-2208
Santa Monica, CA 90404

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