Services - spoticus photography

Why you should hire me to shoot your portrait:

Having your picture taken can be an incredibly personal experience and there's much more to it than waving a professional-looking camera in someone's general direction. Anyone can buy a camera; not everyone can operate professional lighting equipment, offer guidance on posing, conduct advanced location scouting, and provide high end retouching & color grading. Above all, owning a camera and being creative are not the same thing. 

Headshots don't have to be dull, generic, and gray. Studio portraits don't have to look like your passport photo. Environmental portraits don't have to all be taken in the same generic park with the same generic park background. Do you want your pictures to be something you hide in a closed book under the coffee table? Or do you want to look like you could be in a magazine? Whether it's in the studio or on location, I can make you look cool.

Custom Portraits

Studio - $210 (1-2hr / 2 images)

Environmental Portraits - $255-$600* 

*Rate varies based on number of images, location, and production level. Includes an in-person or online planning session ahead of the shoot.


Studio - $155 (30min-1hr / 1 image)

On location - $185 (30min-1hr / 1 image)

Corporate - $225 (singe image per person + usage)*

*Group discounts available


Why you should hire me for your business:

The rise of social media, coupled with the accessibility of digital cameras, has blurred the lines between professional and amateur content. In an attempt to keep up with each other on social media, many businesses are finding themselves in a race to the bottom, where content is free, but low in quality and indistinguishable from everyone else. This strategy has crept into areas where the content should always remain professional, i.e. websites, portfolios, advertisements, etc. Cell phone pics taken under bad lighting shouldn't be what people see when they seek out your brand. Good images should be seen as an investment IN your business, not a cost OF doing business. I can help.

Who have you worked with?

My client list includes local musicians and models, as well as several notable companies/institutions. I was commissioned for the cover of Notre Dame of Maryland University's biannual magazine, Universitas, found here. I've also worked extensively with the Sagamore Pendry hotel in Fells Point, and I'm always working on licensing deals for a variety of projects.


My goal is to create high quality, customized images for your business. Hourly rates make less sense these days as production levels can vary widely. Time is not an accurate measure of quality; quality is an accurate measure of quality. I'll work with you to determine the best way to quote your project. 

Does your rate include the license fee?

For non-commercial work (portraits, headshots, etc) a license is included for personal use. This includes things like personal branding, self promotion (your website / social media channels), prints, portfolios, etc. If you decide to use the images for commercial purposes (paid advertisements for a business, product promotion, etc), I can help arrange for a different license. For businesses looking to showcase themselves on the web, I include a limited digital license with the price of the shoot. Additionally, I offer several licensing packages that can be purchased up front for more extensive, worry-free usage. 

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