Booking a Photo Shoot with Us
Axel and Marla are the dynamic duo (pictured below) who will work with you to create the most fabulous representation of yourself. We are based in Los Angeles, CA.
Your Questions Answered
First things first, you can book a photo shoot by completing the contact form. We will reach out to you to select a date for your shoot.
Please read before booking:
Do you Require a Deposit?
Yes. We require a $500 deposit to schedule a date a time and put you on the books for your photography session. The deposit is non-refundable, however we understand the nature of the business, so if you must reschedule please make sure to give us at least 48 hours notice so your deposit can be transferred to a new session date. If you must cancel, for any reason, a second time, your deposit will be forfeited.
If you cancel within 48 hours of your shoot or do not show up your deposit will be forfeited. We also offer weekend and night shoots, subject to availability.
Which forms of payment do you take?
We accept payments through Apple Pay and PayPal for deposits. The remainder is due on the day before the shoot if paying via Apple Pay or PayPal or Cash on shoot day before the session begins. We do not accept checks or credit cards.
What happens after you book a photo session?
Once we’ve scheduled a time for your photo session, we will reach out and discuss what your needs and desires are for the shoot.
What is your cancellation/refund policy?
All fees for photography sessions are non-refundable. No exceptions.
Where are you located?
We are located in Los Angeles County in the San Fernando Valley.
Which days/times do you shoot?
We shoot mostly during the day, during the week. We can also shoot on weekends or nights on request, if available.
Press/Promo or Portrait Session
At FROM HERE we produce high quality, editorial style press photos for Bands, Musicians, Actors, Writers, Producers and other Creatives to use for personal promotion such as press kits, pitches, festivals and award presentations, book jackets, social media, websites, and magazine/interview shots.
FROM HERE’s photography sessions include consulting, planning, and post production (photo retouching and processing).
Press/Promo Photography Rates & Information
$2,500 for a session up to six hours.
• Complete retouching of up to 3 images ($300 value)
• Art Direction
• All unretouched images delivered digitally within one to two weeks
• Up to 6 hour session at our Los Angeles location
• Coaching on set to get the best shots
* Weekend sessions available
* Makeup and Hair is not included in fee except and will be quoted upon request. We do not require hair and makeup for our photography sessions. The decision to have hair and makeup is up to the individual.
Favorites Selection – We will create an edit of our top 20 images from the 500-600 images we shoot. We will also provide our opinion on the best shots depending on usage for either social media, magazine article, cover, etc., and provide cropping guidelines.
Rush Delivery – For an additional $250 we can deliver shots within 48 hours.
Retouching – We will professionally retouch your images. We will remove blemishes, brighten the eyes, fix hair flyaways, whiten teeth, adjust color and brightness of the image to make it pop. Our retouching looks natural and enhances the image.
Some answers to the most common questions. Please reach out with any questions.
What do I bring?
Once you book a photo session with us we will discuss and plan what to bring to the shoot over the phone, email or by text, whichever mode of communication you prefer.
Do I get all the photos?
Yes. We will send you a link to download all the photos from the shoot.
Does I need hair and makeup?
Okay, here’s how we approach it at FROM HERE. If you are younger – 16 and under then you may not want or need makeup. We retouch all blemishes in post and dark circles too, and our retouching is natural. As for hair, we will work with you to keep hair looking how you like it, but we are not hair stylists. Most of our portraits on our website have no makeup or hair stylist.
We can help fill in an eyebrow, put on mascara, add some lip balm, and we have been known to use powder a time or two.
How long will it take to get my retouched images?
5-7 days for the three retouched images we include in our session fee.
Can you put my name and add a border to an image?
Sounds like you want a headshot. Usually the headshot printer can do this. We recommend Reproductions in NY, but sure, if you want your name and a border on one of your images we can do that at no charge.
Do you help me get the best looks?
Yes. We will coach you as needed to get the best looks.
Do you shoot on weekends?
Yes. We can schedule a shoot on a weekend, subject to availability.
How long does it take to shoot?
Our sessions can be as short as two hours or up to 6 hours (if it goes longer we aren’t going to worry about it – that means we are having fun). We usually like to begin mid-morningish around 10AM and we only book one session per day. We are located in an area where it is a reverse commute for most people so traffic shouldn’t be too bad during the week, but please do your best to arrive on time.
What if I get sick the day of the shoot?
While our deposits are nonrefundable, we understand people get sick. And, we’d rather you reschedule that show up sick. Having said that, we will transfer your deposit one time if you must reschedule and can waive the 48 hour cancellation one time. Example, if you wake up in the morning with a fever and can’t sit up, please text us and let us know as soon as you know. We can reschedule once you feel better. If however, you must cancel a second time, or for any reason you do not show up for your session, your deposit will be forfeited and a new deposit will be required to book with us again.
Can I use the photos on social media?
Yes. Absolutely. We’d appreciate a photo credit @itsfromhere on social media and if any photos are used in print (other than for personal reasons) then please add the following credit: Photo by Axel Muench.
Can I give photos to journalists? Do I need a photo release?
Depending on the photo and the journalist they may require a photo release. Please contact us if and when you need one. Please credit as follows: Photo by Axel Muench. Our handle on all social media is @itsfromhere. This includes Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. And you can also tag @axelmuench and @jm_carlton. Up to you.
If you have any other questions of would like to book a session with us please complete the contact form and we’ll get back to you as soon as we are able.