FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Choose VENVISIO, LLC?

Because every client is a VIP.  Your satisfaction is my priority before, during, and after the sale.

Hours of Operation

Inquiries & Consultations:

  • 8:30am – 6:00pm   Monday – Friday
  • Special Appointment Saturday
  • Closed Sunday

Call 404-786-5328 today to schedule a complimentary consultation.

Location

VENVISIO, LLC operates out of our home in the East Cobb (unincorporated Marietta) area of metro Atlanta, GA.  For your convenience, we gladly offer complimentary pre-booking consultations on-location (in your home, office, store, event location, or a coffee shop).

Scheduling

Photography appointments are booked on a first-come, first-served, basis.  VENVISIO turns down all other work that is requested during your photography appointment.  For this reason, appointments are reserved only with a signed agreement and a 50% non-refundable retainer, and the balance is due prior to your photography appointment.

Pricing

There are many ingredients involved in the creation and delivery of a single successful image.  The broadest and most general recipe would include the 3 P’s: Pre-Production, Production, and Post-Production (grammatically that’s 5 P’s).  Often, my clients may only see me for the Production ingredient.  The other two ingredients, the Pre and Post-Production, are often more involved and time-consuming than the Production itself (this is good for you, because you can attend the shoot and get back to your own work sooner).  All of this is to say that pricing is determined beyond Production alone; It is instead determined by 3P’s + V.  Pre-Production, Production, Post-Production, and Value.

  • Commercial photography (Advertising/Publicity) is custom quoted. Half and full day rates available.
  • Event photography bookings start at $1000 for up to 4 hours of coverage.
  • Headshot bookings start at $350.
  • Image licensing details from each type of booking available upon request.

What is Image Licensing?

When a photographer creates an image, they own the image.  If someone other than the photographer wants to use the image, the photographer may license that person to use the image.  I’ve heard several analogies that help explain image licensing, and the one that I like most compares image licensing to car rentals (thank you Zack Arias).  When you rent a car, you’re paying for the use of a specific car for a specific time (and likely a specific number of miles).  Under the agreement, only you’re allowed to drive the car, or you may add an additional driver for a fee.  A large luxury car will cost more per day than a small economy car, and a longer rental period will cost more overall than a shorter rental period.  When the rental period ends, you have the option of returning the car or extending the rental period for an additional fee.  All of the elements of use of the car have value: the type of car, how much it’s used, who uses it, etc.  Similarly, all of the elements pertaining to image use have value:  Where an image is used, how long it’s used, how big or small it’s used, etc.  Licensing provides you certain reproduction or publication rights dependent upon the type of license that you purchase, and my goal is to provide you with enough license that you can use it as you need, but not so much that you’re paying for more than you need.  VENVISIO, LLC always retains the copyright to all images created, does not sell or transfer the actual copyright, and does not operate under any work-for-hire agreements, expressed or implied.

Why do you collect sales tax?

Because I’m not well-suited for jail.  Some “professional” photographers have claimed that they’re providing a service, and are therefore not required to collect sales tax.  I hope they’re never audited (very few of these types last long in business, since they don’t play by the rules).  I’ve researched this topic extensively, and my research as well as the opinions of several major professional organisations indicate that photographers are required to collect sales tax.  So I do.  And I file them.  And I pay them.  The sales tax rate at our location in Cobb County, GA is currently 6%.

Turnaround

Turnaround depends on the project, however in most cases our clients may expect selected previews to be posted within 24-48 hrs of shoot completion.  While the specific post-production for each booking is unique, most clients can expect post-production to be completed and ready for viewing within 24-48 hours of shoot completion.  Larger bookings, such as some commercial shoots, can expect post-production to be completed within 7 business days of shoot completion.  If you need a specific turnaround time, please ask.

What is PPA?

Professional Photographers of America (PPA) is the world’s largest nonprofit association for professional photographers, with more than 20,000 members in 54 countries.  Joshua Vensel has been a member of PPA since 2006.  This is important because as a member of PPA, Joshua Vensel must adhere to a Code of Ethics, including the use of the highest levels of professionalism, honesty, and integrity.

Insurance

It’s important to know that you are hiring a professional, whether that person is photographing your wedding day, your corporate event, your real estate listing, or your luxury home product.  Trust VENVISIO, LLC, with the knowledge that VENVISIO is licensed in Cobb County, is registered with the state of Georgia, and carries the protection of business liability insurance.