I have worked independently, worked as a photojournalist, freelanced for several companies, and provided high volume portraiture at Grynn and Barrett studios. I can spend hours tweaking one image and will sacrifice sleep to get a full album done. I gloss over nothing.
I can travel out to you, you can travel out to me, or I can rent an affordable studio space where at worst we'll have to go halvsies on the cost. I can shoot on location, I can shoot outdoor, I can shoot in a nightclub. Have a band? I'll follow you on tour. Have a crazy beard/tattoo/pet cobra? I'll dedicate an entire photo series to it. I would be happy to help.
Here are some terms:
1) I do retouching as well as photography and I advertise both skills equally. I handle all the retouching and will prefer that my images are not altered once I hand them over to you in order to keep consistent with my own portfolio. I am very flexible with retouching so if you need me to execute a specific look for you I will do exactly what you want. Even something as simple as a black and white transfer takes a lot of energy out of me, and it's not as simple as taking an image and turning it to grayscale. If you have a specific vision I will deliver it your way, Burger King style, but adding your own tweaks to it after the fact will fly in the face of all the work that I put to make the images look good.
2) If you're the creative type, I say let's go in full steam ahead. I really want to go into the surrealist style of photography, so if you're down for something crazy, I will be even moreso. I will photograph you standing knee deep in a pond in the middle of the woods holding a torch while I throw flour in the air. I will shoot a 30 minute exposure of a night sky and then pose you under heavy flashing lights to get a portrait with star trails in the background. I have no walls when it comes to creativity.
3) My rates depend on a variety of factors and it's not a flat price for everyone. I price the shoots depending on the level of difficulty for me.