Packages and FAQ

If you are inquiring about hiring Michael for commercial projects, haute couture, events, or wedding packages, please use our contact form directly.  

The following session packages are specifically for Headshots, Branding, and Promotional or Modeling purposes. They are pre-set for artists and corporate clients in New York City.

For Artists

WORKING ARTIST Session

Our Bold and Beautiful Headshot

-Unlimited wardrobe changes, up to 3 backgrounds, see the pictures while you shoot, approve, and get a diverse set of pictures to choose your final edits from.

-hair and makeup included

-1 edit included, and a cheap pricing plan for extras <3

-online gallery of proofs by next day, stays online indefinitely

-edits within 72 hours or less

BREAKOUT ARTIST Session 

Our Branding Package

Everything from the Working Artist Package PLUS Newsletter/PostCard Photos - 2 Locations/Shots

THIS IS PACKAGE HAS Full Body shots included

-hair and makeup included

-3 edits included, and a cheap pricing plan for extras <3

-online gallery of proofs by next day, stays online indefinitely

-edits within 72 hours or less

MODERN LEGEND Session

Modeling Comp Cards, Press and Promo Kits with Design finesse and expertise

authentically stunning, graphically edited photos with you front and center, great for press photos, newsletters, social media updating.  

Headshots: Unlimited changes in 2 epic lighting schemes (1 indoor, 1 outdoor) PLUS

-hair and makeup included

-5 edits included, and a cheap pricing plan for extras <3

-online gallery of proofs by next day, stays online indefinitely

-edits within 72 hours or less

For Business

WORKING PRO Session

Our Simple yet Strong Headshot Package

-Unlimited changes up to 2 backgrounds

-hair and makeup included

-1 edit included, and a cheap pricing plan for extras <3

-online gallery of proofs by next day, stays online indefinitely

-edits within 72 hours or less

BREAKOUT CEO Session

Our Branding (or Re-Branding) Package for Individual

Everything from the Working Pro Package PLUS
Newsletter/PostCard Photos - 2 Locations/Shots 

THIS IS PACKAGE HAS Full Body shots included

-hair and makeup included

-3 edits included, and a cheap pricing plan for extras <3

-online gallery of proofs by next day, stays online indefinitely

-edits within 72 hours or less

MODERN LEGEND Session

For Group Shoots or Larger Scale Individual shoots that focus on Press and Promotional kits with Design finesse and expertise

authentically stunning, graphically edited photos with you front and center, great for press photos, newsletters, social media updating.  

Headshots: Unlimited changes in 2 epic lighting schemes (1 indoor, 1 outdoor) PLUS

-hair and makeup included

-5 edits included, and a cheap pricing plan for extras <3

-production planning and consultation for this large scale project designed to push your brand out to market

-includes personal or commercial license depending on what you need

-online gallery of proofs by next day, stays online indefinitely

-edits within 72 hours or less

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

Where are you located?

We are located in Studios LIC ->http://slicstudios.com

There are so many amazing locations around our building, including the water, parks, amazing environmental flavors like spray paint, bricks, wood...the works!

What time of the day do you shoot?

We generally shoot from 10am-5pm.  These times include makeup and hair preparation.  The Working Artist Package is a 3 hour session. For the Breakout Artist Package, a session lasts 5 hours, and lastly, the Modern Legend Package clocks in at about 6 hours.  It's a full day of work, but it pays off!

How should I get ready for this awesomeness?

Once you place your reservation with Ana or myself, we'll send you some detailed emails on everything regarding your shoot: Wardrobe, Pre-Consultation (if needed), Skin-Care, Directions, and most importantly... Mindset.  With Breakout Artist and Modern Legend we send a mood board with inspirational pictures specifically tailored for YOU!

Ok, I'm really curious...What's your style? What is it like to work with you?

As far as Michael’s process, he’s the artist’s and one of the most personable photographers you'll meet. He likes the “what you see is what you get” mentality of displaying people, and asks alot of questions when working with you to help bring out a passionate, connected side of you.  He was raised in the mentality and discipline of a fashion photographer, so stories and composition mean a lot to him.  He doesn’t just stand there, and say “good, good” as you smile blankly at the camera.  The point of a headshot is to get to know you, and that’s what he does from start to finish.  Michael is also very much a big kid, and a compassionate friend, so you’ll feel like you’ve got support from beginning to end with the stories he’s got to share too! <3

Makeup + Meetings

Is hair and makeup included with every package? Is it required?

To answer both questions, it's a simple yes. We don't over do makeup.  We collaborate with you as you approve.  Our hair and makeup pros are amazing.  Since the lights change from look to look, and require different colors and gels to make the light look like morning light, afternoon, or evening light (or even styled light!), it's important to have someone that will balance your look.  If you're an actor and you perform on stage or on film without makeup complaints, there should be the same standard for you when you're in front of any camera.  You're not hiding anything with makeup, your balancing and bringing forth what is already there in a much, much clearer way.

Who does the hair and makeup?

We have several trusted makeup artists who have a strong background in all things makeup, not just headshots!  They are: Tiffany Lucio and Lyndsey Ariel.  They are all amazing at what they do.  Yes, you can choose who does your makeup, but usually, when you don't, we choose for you based on the makeup artists availability and who we think will fit best with your look.

Can I meet you or speak with you before the shoot?  It would make me feel more comfortable when I come on set!

To be honest, we are quite busy shooting and editing clients constantly, and need to be fair to everyone coming in that we simply don't have time anymore to do a face to face meeting with each person coming to us.  However, to make everyone happy in this modern age, FaceTime and Skype consultations are available! If, after our initial conversation, you'd still like to shake my hand or hug me, we can talk about it!  We love hugs!

Do I get to keep all of my photos at the end of the shoot, and can I use them too when printing headshots?

We have the gallery up indefinitely.  You can always refer to your photos at any time.  Edits of various quantities are included in our packages, and we have a great rate for edits if you want more that beat anyone's in New York.  Much like shooting a movie, you would never place every take you shot in the movie.  You're at this new stage in your career, you should show a level of polish and finish on everything you do.  Don't waste money paying for a session only to use unfinished work.  That is being unfair to yourself, not us.

Prices and Rates

Your prices aren't listed on the website, how do I find out your prices?

Send us an email (better than calling, because we're often shooting and working), to know.  This also allows us to be as clear as possible regarding details when informing you about prices, features, and availabilities.  Our team uses the phone for calls with current clients, shoot planning, and emergencies, thank you understanding!

How far in advance should I book with you?

We tend to book 1-2 months in advance (with the highest demand in the Fall and Spring), but may have last minute openings from time to time if you are in a rush.

Do you give student discounts?

Our sessions are designed for anyone looking to work.  If you're here to get shots the help you book work and get you seen, then you are asking for the same experience as every other artist or business client we attend to.  Your future is an investment, probably more significantly at this point in your life than anyone else.  Start it on the right foot as we treat you from start to finish like one.  We treat you as maturely as everyone else.  

Do you photograph children?

Our minimum age requirement is 14 years of age.

What is your policy on refunds and non-refundable deposits?

Once you send the initial deposit and confirm your booking, it becomes a non-refundable deposit.  Since you get to see your pictures and approve of them (we tether to a giant monitor so you can see yourself on-screen) during your time on-set with us, you can walk off-set knowing feeling relieved and satisfied :)

Who has the rights to the photos?

By law, Michael does, and he gives you the license to use them for personal use (re: Copyright Act of 1976).  The same goes for all photographers unless you have a Copyright agreement with them saying you own the photos.  If you didn't sign an agreement, the photographer owns the photos by law.  

It is a strict policy that all photos created are not sold somewhere else (and stock photos are a bad business as far as we're concerned, both ethically and financially).  Most of all, we value your privacy <3

You have the right to use them non-commercially once a license is created between you and us.  This is to prevent anyone coming to us asking for headshots and then suddenly Michael seeing his "headshot work" being used for a Coca-Cola ad (which would have paid the team over a quarter of a million dollars in license fees, at least).  

We create our own content with commercial brands on a project to project basis, and have no need to use headshots for ad-related content.

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