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Casting Call 01, success!

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

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Q: Did you like being photographed by Rachel? What was your favorite part?
Aryanna: Yes. Just hanging out with her was my favorite part. She is pretty cool.
Kaety: Yes. My favorite part would have to be the lightning round [at the end].

Q: What did you think about coming to the photo studio?
Aryanna: I thought it would be fun. When I got there I liked the space. It made it easy to do what I was doing.
Kaety: I liked it. I liked just getting to be there.

Q: What do you think about being in pictures? Was it hard work? or 100% fun?
Aryanna: I liked it. She got me used to it. It was 100% fun.
Kaety: 100% fun. I liked getting to do all these cool poses and stuff.

Q: Any other advice for kids out there?
Aryanna: You don’t have to be a super star to [be photographed at the studio].
Kaety: I would recommend it to them because it is really fun.




Photography: Rachel Hadiashar
Styling: Cindy Page
Models: Aryanna and Kaety
Type of Shoot: Casting call test session; child headshots for comp card
Location: Portland, Oregon
Date: May 2011

casting call: young girl

Monday, April 11th, 2011

Casting call: seeking a young girl in Portland, Oregon between the age 5 and 11 for a test shoot in our new studio space. Dress code – colorful, trendy, crew cuts style. This session may be used as headshots or just fun portraits to mark this time in your child’s life. A parent would be required to be present at the shoot, and sign a model release. Time is slightly negotiable, but my preference would be for a 4:00 session.

Please spread the word if you know someone who might be interested.
Email for more info or to sign up!

Casting Call details

Who: girl, age 5-11 years – must be accompanied by parent (who will not be in shoot)
Logistics: Saturday, May 28, 4:00pm in studio location in Portland, Oregon.

Session fee: $250 (waived due to my specific request for test shoot)
Model release:
parental release required
online proof gallery from photo shoot, 8×10″ fine art print of your choice from the session
Rachel Hadiashar


Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

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I just found these in my archives and got a good laugh.

2009 session fees and standards

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

Hey guys! I wanted to let you know that I have settled on a lower session fee rate for portrait sittings this year as I build up my studio and explore the kinds of portrait photography I enjoy the most. My session fee (the term for the fee that covers the photographer’s time, talent, and travel) was $X but I just dropped it to $X and $X (weekday/weekend). I have to raise print prices slightly to accommodate this change, but this leaves you with the decision of which images to invest in rather than paying more money up front.

After your session, it takes me about 2 weeks to process through the images and choose the artist select images. I typically shoot a lot during a session and then do a dramatic edit down before a final creative post-process to bring images to life. If you can believe it, the admin part takes up more time than I spend behind the camera! My busy traveling and shooting schedule means I have to block out time every work week just to sit down at the computer and process images.

After your images are ready for viewing, we will set a time for your in-person image ordering session. This is the time when I show you your final images and talk with you about the type of photos and products you would like to order to display in your home and share as gifts. (People find it helpful to have the in-person consult of the artist, as it can be overwhelming to choose between great images!)

The location for our photo shoot can be in your home, on-location in a unique environment, or in our studio space.

Right now I am accepting many types of portrait sessions.

  • maternity
  • newborn
  • child birthdays
  • high school seniors
  • anniversaries
  • headshots
  • events (birthday parties, bat mitzvahs, etc.) priced individually

Wedding-related work (boudoir sessions, fearless bridals, and engagement sessions) by consultation.

Phyllis and the bump.

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

Phyllis is an adorable pregnant lady!

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studio maternity session – Phyllis and Roger

Monday, May 18th, 2009

Phyllis and Roger stopped into my Lowell studio space last week for a maternity session. Roger was hilarious and I can’t wait to see the two of them with their little one.

I just pulled a couple of cute shots using natural light from the folder; when I get a chance to go through the rest I will have more to show. We did some really vavaVOOM photos at the end that you might or might not get to see here.