Soul Art Photography Creative Services Brochure

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Detailed brochure describing the services and details of Soul Art Photography for creative portraits, social events, and intimate weddings.

“An old soul with a child’s heart” is, I think, the best way to describe me. I am Toreka James (friends call me Tori) & I thank you for

considering Soul Art Photography. Your images are a valuable investment & I’d be honored to be the artist entrusted with their creation.

A lifestyle & documentary photographer, I specialize in the visual art of capturing the beauty of authentic being & in-the-moment

experiences. My passion is to create images that tell the genuine story of who you are, to document your cherished moments of life & love

so that the memories can be re-lived again & again. Soul Art is not creating false beauty with a “perfect” image. Soul Art is capturing natural

beauty & the perfect moment.

My creative joy isn't just the images I capture but also the people that I meet & the lives that I become a

part of. A person who is open to the many ways of living & being, I enjoy getting to know unique

personalities & relating to diverse interests, becoming a part of the team & a part of the family. No matter

who you are, with Soul Art you get more than just a professional photographer, you also get a kind & funloving

companion. Capturing your memories means that I'm a part of them, & I want them to be some of

the best memories ever.

Photography is both an art & a service, & you deserve a more meaningful experience than the common

“shoot-&-burn”, digital-only approach. Your images are meant to be seen on the wall of your home, not

just the wall of your Facebook page. So whether it’s documenting a 1st birthday party or a first wedding,

creating an individual portrait or capturing a family vacation, I make it my personal & professional goal to

ensure you come away from your Soul Art session with both an incredible experience & incredible art.

It would be a pleasure to capture the Soul Art in you.

www.SoulArtPhoto.com

Your Personal Photographer,

Toreka James

Serving Charlotte Queen City

& the San Francisco Bay area


Documentary story portraits are photojournalistic style portraits that capture the

natural, candid story of you. Your attention isn’t on the camera, it’s on enjoying life’s

pleasures & loved ones. With documentary story portraits my focus is to seize the

moment so that you can concentrate on being in the moment. This modern portrait

style is ideal for capturing a favorite activity, a fun outing, romantic dates, celebrating

holiday traditions, rare family get-togethers, & any “once in a lifetime” memories.


Artistic posed portraits are stylized portraits & involve controlled

lighting setups, careful body positioning, & specific wardrobe

selections. Artistic portrait sessions utilize this traditional form & are

best for creating images with a particular theme or camera-focused

look, such as artist’s expressions, model portraits, professional

headshots, & glamour shots.

This classic style can also be used for more relaxed & casual portraits

for families & couples. Consider personal props to make your images

more unique to your character & style!


Ideal for those who desire many image selections for high-quality wall art

& want personal guidance on purchasing the best print products

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Choice of documentary story portraits or artistic posed portraits

Multiple outfits/looks

Inclusion of up to 8 loved ones

($20 per additional person/pet)

One-hour session at one location of your choice

($100 per additional hour for additional locations)

Numerous captures with professional retouching of the best 25+ portraits

Post-session image unveiling to present your portraits

& guide you through the full selection of Á La Carte items

$100 purchase credit toward Á La Carte items

Personal digital album app featuring each purchased portrait in web-share format

The session fee does not include any digital files or print products.


Ideal for those who need fewer image selections

& prefer to purchase their wall art independently

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Choice of documentary story portraits or artistic posed portraits

One outfit/look

Inclusion of up to 8 loved ones

($20 per additional person/pet)

30-minute session at one location of your choice

Numerous captures with professional retouching of the best 15 portraits

7-day online viewing gallery offering a limited

variety of Á La Carte items for self-guided purchases

The session fee does not include any digital files or print products.


Ideal for those who primarily desire web-share images

for online posting & social media sharing

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Choice of documentary story portraits or artistic posed portraits

Multiple outfits/looks

Inclusion of up to 8 loved ones

($20 per additional person/pet)

One-hour session at one location of your choice

($100 per additional hour for additional locations)

Numerous captures with professional retouching of the best 10 portraits

($125 per additional 5 retouched portraits)

Custom-made online slideshow showcasing each retouched portrait

Personal digital album app featuring each retouched portrait in web-share format

7-day online viewing gallery offering a limited

variety of Á La Carte items for self-guided purchases

Web-share images are low-resolution files & are not suitable for printing.


We’ll have a pre-session “prep talk” to

connect with each other & discuss

image ideas, wardrobe choices, location

selection, & what products you’re

interested in. I’ll prepare you to be in

front of the camera so you can fully

enjoy the creation process.

We’ll meet at the chosen location &

begin the session with a few test shots

to get you comfortable & relaxed. We

then ease into the pleasurable

experience of capturing the story of

you & creating Soul Art.

Now for the best part…seeing your

images! For full-service sessions we

have an image unveiling where I

present your portraits, show product

samples, & assist you with Á La Carte

ordering. For gallery sessions, portraits

are uploaded to an online gallery for

self-guided ordering of select items.


Portrait collections are an optional add-on to

Creative Portrait Sessions. These collections are

specially designed to offer some of the most

popular Á La Carte items at an exclusive price.

Portrait collections provide you with high value

items at a lower cost, making the selection

process easier on both your mind & your wallet.

Each collection also includes a personal digital

album app that features the portraits from your

chosen collection in web-share format.


Classic Story Album

Ten Classic Prints in choice of size

Two 11x14 Mounted Prints

One 16x24 portrait in choice of

Wood Print, Solo Metal Print, or Gallery Thin Wrap

Pocket Story Album OR Full-Length Slideshow Movie

Essential Story Album

Six Classic Prints in choice of size

One 11x14 Mounted Print

One 12x18 portrait in choice of

Wood Print, Solo Metal Print, or Gallery Thin Wrap

Full-Length Slideshow Movie

Pocket Story Album

Four Classic Prints in choice of size

One 11x14 portrait in choice of

Wood Print, Solo Metal Print, or Gallery Thin Wrap

Collections cannot be altered or substituted. Detailed item descriptions in the Á La Carte Menu section.


Social event coverage captures those great moments

shared between you & your extended network of loved

ones & acquaintances at private gatherings & personal

celebrations. Action-focused rather than artistry-oriented,

this service is ideal for when your primary need is the

presence of a dedicated photographer. I provide snapshot

images of your event that capture the happenings &

exchanges going on while you mingle & enjoy yourself.

Casual yet professional, I mesh myself with the crowd,

floating through your function & engaging with your guests

to catch those priceless, in-the-blink-of-an-eye expressions

that you’ll be glad you didn’t miss!

I capture many-to-any type of social event, formal &

informal, public & private:

Planning a class or family reunion?

I’m excited to meet your friends & relatives!

Performing a new hit or a fiery spoken word piece?

I’m in the front row not missing a beat.

Having a backyard BBQ or holiday party?

Save a plate for me!


Photojournalistic coverage of social occasions such as parties,

graduations, receptions, reunions, performances, & more

(Not applicable to weddings; see Love & Marriage section for wedding coverage)

Unlimited snapshot images per hour

Mini online slideshow of event

7-day private online gallery for select print & digital purchases

Receive event images in web-share format via digital download

Professional 4x6 color prints in

high-quality protective folder frames

Studio-style umbrella lighting setup

Prints made on-location & sold directly to guests


Wedding images are artistically captured with a

delicately detailed, photo-story style that vividly

reflects the emotional journey that begins your marital

bliss. Using a photojournalistic perspective, all of the

exquisite intricacies of your blessed day are thoroughly

documented, from the final finishing of wedding attire

to the first cut of the wedding cake, from the private

first look shared between loving partners to the open

exchange of vows spoken in front of loving family.

Every precious moment is carefully captured & you are

provided with the very best of your wedding day

images for timeless preservation.

To maintain personal & artistic intimacy, I primarily

capture small-to-medium size weddings of up to

approximately 300 guests.


We’ll have an in-depth meeting to

discuss the details of your wedding day

plans. We’ll go over your itinerary &

ceremony program to decide on the

photography schedule. We’ll also

connect with your engagement session

(if included) so you can become more

familiar with me & my style.

You’ve worked hard on getting the fine

details of your wedding day absolutely

perfect, & I work just as hard to

capture every one of them. Nothing

will be overlooked as I navigate the

elegant elements of your blessed day &

document the memories that you’ll

cherish for a lifetime.

While you relax on your honeymoon I’ll

be hard at work retouching your

images. Once completed we’ll schedule

an unveiling for you to view your

images & select your favorite ones for

your prints, album, & wall art. Your 30-

day online gallery is set up after the

unveiling so loved ones can also enjoy

the images & purchase desired prints.


Complimentary engagement session

Up to 12 hours of photography service

Travel to all wedding day

sites & destinations

One 24x36 portrait in choice of Wood Print,

Solo Metal Print, or Gallery Thin Wrap

30 Classic Prints in choice of size

Full-Length Slideshow Movie

Elite Story Album

Full digital collection of wedding images

Complimentary engagement session

Up to 8 hours of photography service

Travel to two wedding day sites

for ceremony & reception

One 16x24 portrait in choice of Wood Print,

Solo Metal Print, or Gallery Thin Wrap

15 Classic Prints in choice of size

Full-Length Slideshow Movie

Classic Story Album

Full digital collection of wedding images

Up to 4 hours of photography

service at a single location

One 12x18 portrait in choice of Wood Print,

Solo Metal Print, or Gallery Thin Wrap

10 Classic Prints in choice of size

Mini online slideshow

Essential Story Album

Web-share collection of wedding images

~ Newlywed wedding day portraits ~ 30-day online viewing gallery for loved one purchases ~

~ Personal digital album app showcasing select wedding day images in web-share format ~

Photography service & standard inclusions only: $300 per hour (2 hour minimum)


Traditional prints perfect for adorning tabletops or

gifting to loved ones. Choice of lustre or metallic paper.

Wallet Set ~ $50

8x12 ~ $50

8x10 ~ $50

5x7 ~ $50

4x6 ~ $50

Textured lustre or metallic prints affixed to lightweight panels.

30x40 ~ $800

24x36 ~ $600

16x24 ~ $400

12x18 ~ $300

11x14 ~ $200

8x12 ~ $150

Images printed directly onto ready-to-hang maple wood boards.

30x40 ~ $1,000

24x36 ~ $800

16x24 ~ $600

12x18 ~ $400

11x14 ~ $300

8x12 ~ $200


Images printed on vibrant color-infused aluminum sheets.

30x40 ~ $1,000

24x36 ~ $800

16x24 ~ $600

12x18 ~ $400

11x14 ~ $300

8x12 ~ $200

One metal print mounted onto a second, larger metal print

creating a floating frame effect.

24x36 ~ $1,500

16x24 ~ $1,000

12x18 ~ $750

11x14 ~ $550

8x12 ~ $350


Frameless, satin-laminated prints wrapped around thin boards.

Choice of lustre or metallic paper.

24x36 ~ $800

16x24 ~ $600

12x18 ~ $400

11x14 ~ $300

8x12 ~ $200

Museum-quality Giclée canvas printed with archival ink

& edge-wrapped on an 1 ½ inch thick frame.

30x40 ~ $1,200

24x36 ~ $900

16x24 ~ $700

12x18 ~ $500

11x14 ~ $400

8x12 ~ $300


Story albums are elegant, beautifully-crafted flush-mount photo

books filled with your favorite session images displayed on pristine,

lay-flat pages. Each album is custom designed to create a stunning

visual narrative that vividly expresses your unique story.

20-page album outfitted with your favorite image as either an acrylic or

metal print cover & your choice of fabric for the spine & back. Size

choices are 11x14 & 12x12.

12-page album outfitted with a lustre print cover of your favorite image

& choice of fabric for the spine & back. Size choices are 8x10 & 10x10.

10-page album featuring a picture window cover crafted in your choice of

leatherette or linen material. Size options are 8x10 or 10x10.

10-page fabric-covered album featuring a single image on each page.

Available in size 4x6 or 5x5.


A 5-to-10 minute musical slideshow showcasing your treasured images in theatrical fashion. The

disc set option includes one widescreen-formatted DVD & one digital format disc; discs are

custom printed with select images. The thumb drive option provides the slideshow in digital

format on an engraved USB drive. Slideshow movies are also hosted online for easy mobile

viewing & sharing with loved ones.

Digital image files come in both printable 300 ppi high-resolution & 72 ppi web-share resolution.

High-resolution files are watermark-free & can be used to create quality prints up to size 16x24.

Web-share files have a subtle watermark & are formatted in low-resolution for online posting &

social media sharing. Web-share files are not suitable for any printing.

A single image in both high-resolution & web-share format

Received via digital download

Set of 10 images in both high-resolution & web-share format

Received via digital download

Full image collection in both high-resolution & web-share format

Received on an engraved USB thumb drive along with a pre-loaded digital picture frame


To reserve a session you will need to pay the non-refundable retainer fee. The retainer fee reserves the date & time for your session; services are

not guaranteed until the retainer fee has been paid. The retainer fee invoice & a Service Agreement are sent to you via email & completed online.

The paid retainer fee is applied to your total service charge with any remaining balance due before receiving service. Due to photographer travel &

availability it is recommended that you reserve your session as far in advance as possible to secure a specific date or for popular dates & holidays.

Travel up to 20 miles from the Soul Art office is free. Distances over 20 miles incur a charge of $1.00 per mile for same-day travel & all related

transportation, accommodation, & trip expenses for overnight travel.

Additional Á La Carte ordering sessions are $50 per meeting. Extending online gallery availability or re-opening a closed gallery is $50 per 7 days.

There are no refunds for cancellations. If you need to cancel a session you can reschedule it, gift it, or credit your payment toward future service.

In the rare event that Soul Art Photography has to cancel service due to a physical or mechanical inability to provide service, you will receive a

refund of all money paid.

Services include a limited license to images for personal, non-commercial use only. Full copyright ownership remains with Soul Art Photography.

All sales are subject to NC Mecklenburg county tax rate of 7.25%. Session fees & product prices are subject to change at any time.


Photography is an ever-evolving field with more photographers being added every day. But there is much

more to being a professional photographer than simply having a "fancy camera". Creating an image isn't

just clicking a button, it involves understanding the technical & the artistic aspects of creating an

attractive & powerful image. It means understanding how to choose the proper lens & camera settings,

knowing how to control light, & having an eye for good composition. It takes years of practice to hone

excellent photography skills & innumerable hours of continued learning to maintain those skills. A

camera is just a tool; being a professional photographer means having the knowledge to use that tool to

its highest potential.

While a free amateur may seem sufficient, it costs you priceless time & energy if your images come out

poorly. Family portraits with half of your relatives blinking or a business headshot that's dark & blurry is

neither appealing nor useful. Professional photographers, on the other hand, are as invested in your

images as you are & will put forth the highest level of effort to provide you with beautiful results. At

your wedding Uncle Joe may get tired after 20 minutes & miss the most critical shots, whereas a trained

photographer will see & capture every emotional moment. And when that party starts, cousin Bob will

be too caught up in having fun to capture your memories while a professional will be focused on the

action.

Skilled & experienced photographers know how to make you feel comfortable in front of the camera &

can seize the moment with casual ease, not obnoxious interference. They also know how to properly

conduct themselves both as artists & as professionals, providing you with not just wonderful images but

also expert customer service. A professional communicates with you in a timely manner, answering all

questions & addressing any concerns, & handles not just your images but also your relationship with

care. No freebie in the world is worth poor service.

These are things to keep in mind when deciding whether or not to hire a professional photographer.

Because when the moment has passed, all you have left are your memories & your images. And if your

images are truly a priority, aren't they worth paying for?


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Photographer

Toreka James

Web Site

www.SoulArtPhoto.com

Email

Mail@SoulArtPhoto.com

Phone

704.951.SOUL (7685)

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I look forward to capturing the Soul Art in you!

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