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What is the step by step process from booking to shoot day?

This is my base process but changes a bit depending on how you have booked me, such as if it was through an agency.

- Apply
- If it seems like a good fit, you will receive an e-mail to schedule a discovery call
- Discovery Call
- Proposal sent after Discover Call
- You select the package that's right for you, put down a deposit and sign your contract
- You completes brand + photo questionnaire
- You gain access to a customized Milanote planning board for your shoot
- Kickoff Call
- Pre-production phase officially begins
- Shoot
- Culled digital images for selection sent within 72hrs
- Client / Creative Director selects final images to go into editing phase
- Final edits sent within 3 weeks of edit selections

What's included in the pre-production phase?

This is my base process but changes a bit depending on how you have booked me, such as if it was through an agency. 

I request a mood board that includes as many photos as possible. This board can include anything and everything you like - other photoshoots, colors, textures, clothing, food, literally anything that vibes with you and your brand. 

I find patterns in the mood board and start building out 3 -4 different concepts keeping the purpose of your shoot in mind. 

I build out a "avoid" board to go with each concept board to really help keep things on track and make sure we're staying within the vision. 

Any additional team members are hired during this phase - such as wardrobe stylist, prop stylist, location scout, assistants, hair stylist, makeup artist, etc.

Client is responsible for finding and booking location, but our team will provide feedback on any locations your looking at.

If you are booking with one of our hair and makeup artists a hair and makeup consultation will be done in one of our calls.

Our team communicates through Milanote the entire time and will have 2-4 pre-production calls with you depending on how many you need leading up to the shoot.

All outfits and corresponding accessories are required to be put into Milanote before shoot for feedback and discussion (Exceptions made when working with clothing brands and wardrobe stylists) This is so we don't stress or lose precious shooting time day of.

How many outfits can I bring?

This is up to the client and what is important to them. If they want to focus on different wardrobe then they have to take into consideration what they'll have to give up. For example, if we change outfits more we have less time for location changes and hair and makeup changes. If we do more location changes then we have less time for outfit and h&m changes. 

How many different beauty looks can I do?

Again, this is up to the client and what is important to them. If they want to focus on different beauty looks then they have to take into consideration what they'll have to give up. For example, if we change beauty more we have less time for location and wardrobe changes. Typically 2-4 slight changes in look are included in the package and any more will be an additional charge. 

What camera gear do you use?

You can check out my full camera gear list here. Sometimes additional lenses are rented depended on the clients needs. 

What do I do before my shoot?

- Collect props (Or hire Prop Stylist)
- Get fresh manicure
- Get fresh pedicure (If feet showing in photos)
- Remove eyelash extensions (or get fresh ones, the more natural the better)
- Avoid spray tans
- Go over mood board and practice poses 
- If no Wardrobe Stylist, steam all clothes PRIOR shoot day

Do you help with posing?

I do not help with model posing, I am focusing on capturing the moment around me. If there's slight things that look off I will tell you but I do not move a model throughout the entire shoot. I do work with two model coaches you can hire to help direct you throughout the shoot.

I am always looking to find more coaches to add to my list of contacts as well if you are one please send me an email at hello@jackiesterna.com

Do I need a wardrobe stylist?

It's not required for my shoots, but it is highly recommended! 

After consulting with the client and photographer on the desired looks for the shoot, depending on the package, the wardrobe stylist is responsible for obtaining all clothing for the shoot or assisting the client in doing so. When possible, it is preferable that the WS meets with the client and/or model(s) prior to the shoot to do fittings. On set, the WS is responsible for dressing the client and/or model(s), ensuring that all looks are camera-ready, and keeping all items organized and accounted for.

If you like to style your own looks it is still good to have a stylist on set to keep all items organized, to have all items steamed, and to pay attention to how the garments are laying on your body throughout the entire shoot.

If a wardrobe stylist is in your budget please have a friend on set to assist you in these tasks, you do not want the media team using shooting time to help you steam items!

If you're a wardrobe stylist and interested in working together please e-mail me at hello@jackiesterna.com

Do I need a prop stylist for my shoot?

It is not required, but highly recommended!

After consulting with the client and photographer on the desired scenes/props for the shoot, depending on the package, the stylist is responsible for obtaining all props for the shoot or assisting the client in doing so. On set, the stylist is responsible for setting up the scenes and ensuring they are camera-ready (no finger prints or smudges on props!), and keeping all items organized and accounted for. 

If a prop stylist is not in your budget I recommend bringing a friend along to help with this so you are not losing valuable shooting time worrying about these details!

What is your turnaround time?

- Culled digital images for selection sent in 48-72hrs
- Client / Creative Director Selects Final Images
- 5-10 Sneak Peaks within 1 week of Client Selects Selected
- Final Edits within 3 weeks of Client Selects Selected

Why is a makeup artist required?

You can read this blog post I wrote about why a makeup artist is required on my sets here.

How do I book?

You can book me through my site here, if you are needing a full rebrand you can apply here at High Moon Studio. 

How do I contact you?

You can contact me by e-mailing me at hello@jackiesterna.com :)

How do we get pricing?

After your discovery call we will send over a proposal with different package options. Currently my base packages we build off from depending on the project needs range from 5k - 15k.