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Claim Your Role As The Main Character Of Your Life’s Story

WITH CREATIVE PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY

All packages include an initial meeting/consultation via video call – just reach out when you’re ready to chat!

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Dynamic, Creative Photoshoots Designed To Tell Your Story, Your Way

STARTING AT $500

Whether you’re looking for creative professional headshots, editorial portrait photography, or a self-love photoshoot that celebrates your role as the hero of your life’s story, I’m always down to fulfill your creative vision!

 

Remember when we were kids and we played pretend or dress-up and got to be unapologetically ourselves? Well, we might be older now, but we can still give ourselves permission to play and express ourselves in a way that’s fully honest and authentic.

 

When we work together on a portrait or fashion photoshoot, I put you front and center, just where you deserve to be! This is your show, and you belong in the spotlight. Everything from the photoshoot set design to my creative posing suggestions will be designed to showcase just how amazing you are.

 

Whether you’re solo, in a duo, or bringing a whole group, I can’t wait to get the cameras rolling and make something amazing, creative, and unapologetically you!

Available Packages

BECOME THE HERO OF YOUR OWN ADVENTURE

Legend

  • Up to 1 hour

  • Up to 5 looks

  • 1 location (outdoor/studio)

  • Online gallery (60 edited photos)

  • Limited commercial use license

  • Professional posing direction

  • Creative direction & planning

  • Library of behind-the-scenes phone video content

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Hero

  • Up to 2 hours

  • Up to 3 looks

  • 1 location (outdoor/studio)

  • Online gallery (40 edited photos)

  • Limited commercial use license

  • Professional posing direction

  • Creative direction & planning

  • Library of behind-the-scenes phone video content

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Warrior

  • Up to 1 hour

  • Up to 2 looks

  • 1 location (outdoor/studio

  • Online gallery (20 edited photos)

  • Limited commercial use license

  • Professional posing direction

  • Creative direction & planning

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What To Expect

Professional posing direction

Posing doesn't have to be a nerve-racking task. I'll guide you through every pose by providing supportive, creative prompts and helpful techniques that will showcase just how awesome you are. Everything will be focused on making sure you feel and look amazing – because you ARE amazing! Just relax and be yourself, and together we’ll take some breathtaking photos (and have a great time doing it).

Creative direction & planning

You deserve some time to turn your brain off! That's why I'll oversee any logistics related to booking a studio space, communication with talent and crew, and whatever else is needed to keep the photoshoot running smoothly. Just sit back and relax, and let me handle the details. You focus on having fun and being your incredible self, and I’ll focus on everything else.

Limited commercial use license

These are YOUR photos, so I want you to use them in a variety of magical ways that make you shine bright! Share them on your social media profiles, personal or professional website, and in printed materials. This license is perfect for personal and small business use. If you’re planning something bigger, like launching a new small business or needing a personal branding refresh, let’s chat! Remember, your portraits are meant to be shared with love, not sold.

Library of behind-the-scenes phone video content

TikToks and Instagram Reels have taken over our world, so as a brand photographer, I’m always on the lookout for opportunities to use these tools to your advantage. As an entrepreneur, you’re the face of your brand, and your social media presence should reflect that. That’s why I bring equipment to every shoot to capture behind-the-scenes content that’s perfect for TikToks, Reels, and more! 

 

I’ll provide you with a plethora of raw footage to use over and over again to create more videos on social media that attract and engage your audience. An extra bonus for you!

  • Do I get to choose my images?
    The default is editor's choice! When you offer me the trust to choose the images myself, I can create your final edited photo collection as quickly and efficiently as possible. I don’t take requests to view a proof gallery, since its distribution disrupts a consistent workflow and can increase the turnaround time.
  • Do you offer payment plans?
    Yes! I want to make sure that money is not an obstacle to us creating amazing images together! I can offer customized payment plans to break any fees into smaller payments, which has been very helpful for many past clients. Please don’t hesitate to contact me regarding any financial concerns.
  • Do you travel outside of Charlotte, NC?
    Yes! I love traveling and connecting with people from all over the world! I charge a travel reimbursement for anything further than a 30-mile radius from my current location (Charlotte, NC) to compensate for miles driven and personal time spent traveling. If you’d like to see the travel reimbursement breakdown, drop that request in the contact form!
  • What is your turnaround time?
    Up to two weeks. Definitely keep this in mind, especially if you have any deadlines or due dates you need to meet! Rush edits are available on an individual basis with a rush charge.
  • Why is sales tax charged for photography services?
    In the state of North Carolina, sales tax is due on all services that deliver a physical finished product, including photography sessions. The NC Department of Revenue considers digital images delivered via electronic download or USB, along with physical prints, wall art, and albums, to be tangible and taxable products. As such, photography session and event fees are also subject to sales tax.
  • Is a deposit required to book?
    Yes, the nonrefundable deposit is $100.00 for creative portrait sessions and $200.00 for personal branding sessions and event photography. The remainder can be paid in full or split into smaller payments through a payment plan. Once the deposit and completed session agreement are both received, you’ll receive a confirmation email to let you know your session is officially booked. Payments are made through an online invoice with several payment methods for your convenience, including credit card, debit card, Zelle, CashApp, Venmo, and PayPal.
  • Do you travel outside of Charlotte, NC?
    Yes! I love traveling and connecting with people from all over the world! I charge a travel reimbursement for anything further than a 30-mile radius from my current location (Charlotte, NC) to compensate for miles driven and personal time spent traveling. If you’d like to see the travel reimbursement breakdown, drop that request in the contact form!
  • What is your turnaround time?
    Up to two weeks. Definitely keep this in mind, especially if you have any deadlines or due dates you need to meet! Rush edits are available on an individual basis with a rush charge.
  • Do you direct posing? I’m kinda nervous...
    Yes, I GOT YOU! If you feel a bit nervous about posing, I promise you you’re not alone. Posing for model photography can be an unfamiliar experience that takes you out of your comfort zone, and everyone I work with feels those nerves on the day of the shoot. But posing for photoshoots is not some magical quality you’re simply born with – it’s a skill that you practice and learn over time. We all have the capability to showcase our unique beauty in front of the camera, and as your photographer, I’ll be there to direct posing and make sure you look good (and feel good about looking good)!
  • Do I get to choose my images?
    The default is editor's choice! When you offer me the trust to choose the images myself, I can create your final edited photo collection as quickly and efficiently as possible. I don’t take requests to view a proof gallery, since its distribution disrupts a consistent workflow and can increase the turnaround time.
  • Is a deposit required to book?
    Yes, the nonrefundable deposit is $100.00 for creative portrait sessions and $200.00 for personal branding sessions and event photography. The remainder can be paid in full or split into smaller payments through a payment plan. Once the deposit and completed session agreement are both received, you’ll receive a confirmation email to let you know your session is officially booked. Payments are made through an online invoice with several payment methods for your convenience, including credit card, debit card, Zelle, CashApp, Venmo, and PayPal.
  • Can you photoshop/retouch my skin?
    Yes, but I will only remove or change things that are not a permanent, essential part of who you are! I never do any type of body modification, because it can contribute to negative body image, which we’re all trying to fight against. The genuine representation of your body and your beauty is incredibly important in all of our journeys towards self-acceptance and self-compassion. I want you to love yourself how you are in the present! You’re already the complete package – there’s no need to mess with perfection.
  • Why is sales tax charged for photography services?
    In the state of North Carolina, sales tax is due on all services that deliver a physical finished product, including photography sessions. The NC Department of Revenue considers digital images delivered via electronic download or USB, along with physical prints, wall art, and albums, to be tangible and taxable products. As such, photography session and event fees are also subject to sales tax.
  • Do you offer payment plans?
    Yes! I want to make sure that money is not an obstacle to us creating amazing images together! I can offer customized payment plans to break any fees into smaller payments, which has been very helpful for many past clients. Please don’t hesitate to contact me regarding any financial concerns.
  • What level of photography do I need to be at to sign up for mentorship?
    Any level! No experience required. Each mentorship is carefully curated to match the goals and needs of each mentee. I am available for free consultations (up to 30-minute) via Google Meet for anyone who has more questions as they prepare for mentorship.
  • I’m not sure what I need to work on. Do you help with figuring that out?
    Absolutely! When we’re getting started with any pursuit, it’s hard to know right off the bat which areas of our work need improvement. Part of our mentoring session can be dedicated to pinpointing your strengths and identifying areas where we could develop your skills further. Together we’ll figure out the direction we need to go!
  • Do I pay all at once or do you offer payment plans?
    Either works! We can create a payment plan together that works best for you.

Don't see your question? Email me at hello@corineolarte.com!

 

Sales tax will be added onto the invoice for all photography services.

Ask me about setting up a customized payment plan and any variable costs (studio rentals, travel reimbursement, etc.) that may apply during a photoshoot experience.
 

If you have any additional questions, please feel free to reach out any time!

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