I'm here to help to bring your brand story to the next level!


You are here, which means that you already understand the importance of exceptional photographs that represent your business in a way that makes you proud and keeps your customers inspired. Let's replace DIY photoshoots and boring stock images with professional content production together!


HERE IS HOW....

  • Digitalised workflow for efficient collaboration
  • Remote work from the studio or travel to your location
  • Global coverage by direct shipping/drop-off to the studio
  • All-inclusive service and in-house options to reduce outsourcing
  • Online gallery for selection & delivery with advanced security
  • Well-equipped home studio & workspace to save on rental fees
  • Extensive prop collection with 600+ curated items
  • Self-designed props you will find nowhere else
Product Photography
Menu Photography
Recipe Photography
Image Manipulation
Frame Animation
Add-on Services
Product Photography
Menu Photography
Recipe Photography
Image Manipulation
Frame Animation
Add-on Services

B2B Services

Product Photography

SIGNAL THE PERSONALITY OF YOUR BRAND


Whether you're refreshing your online store, launching new products, or planning a seasonal campaign, high-quality visual content is crucial to boost customer confidence and drive sales.


I specialise in creating custom imagery that not only meets your marketing needs but also leaves a lasting impression on your audience - both online and in print.


Send your goods to my studio, and I'll craft an enchanting commercial narrative that beautifully portrays your brand's essence and leaves your customers eagerly waiting to add your products to their shopping carts!


Reverse Gravity Product Photography - Photo by © Reka Csulak - Three Pod Studio
Wine Product Photography - Photo by © Reka Csulak - Three Pod Studio
Product Photography
Menu Photography
Recipe Photography
Image Manipulation
Frame Animation
Add-on Services

B2B Services

Menu Photography

LET'S BRING MORE PEOPLE TO YOUR PLACE


When it's time for an update, I will capture the essence of your delicious dishes and translate their flavours into mouthwatering images - perfect for your new menu, restaurant banners, leaflets, website, social media - or even the popular food ordering services in your area.


No distance is too far! I can re-create nearly anything in my studio's kitchen - just send me the recipe + an photo of the serving. I can also travel globally to work at your venue.


You serve the delicious food and I deliver the mouthwatering photos that fall from the picture into every foodies' mouth in town!


Fine Dining Menu Photography - Photo by © Reka Csulak - Three Pod Studio
Dessert Menu Photography - Photo by © Reka Csulak - Three Pod Studio
Product Photography
Menu Photography
Recipe Photography
Image Manipulation
Frame Animation
Add-on Services

B2B Services

Recipe Photography & Development

DELIVER MORE VALUE TO YOUR AUDIENCE


Whether you have a specific recipe in mind or need one developed to your product, leave it to me!


Based on your needs, I can prepare, style and capture all or the main phases of preparation, then compose a hero-shot for the serving.


Showcase the versatile usability of your products, watch your cookbook ranking towards the top of the bestseller list, grow your newsletter or attract a surge of visitors to your blog and online platforms.


Steak Recipe Photography - Photo by © Reka Csulak - Three Pod Studio
Cupcake Recipe Photography - Photo by © Reka Csulak - Three Pod Studio
Product Photography
Menu Photography
Recipe Photography
Image Manipulation
Frame Animation
Add-on Services

B2B Services

Image Manipulation

WELCOME TO THE REALM OF VISUAL ALCHEMY


Have you ever dreamt of showcasing your products in exotic locations, only to be daunted by the logistical nightmare of arranging multiple photoshoots around the globe? What if you could break the boundaries of reality and bring your boldest ideas to life effortlessly?


I seamlessly combine product photos or mockups with assets curated from stock libraries or custom-generate them via cutting-edge AI tools.


Let's bring your customers' imaginations to the places they long to explore, via visuals that shatter limitations and elevate your brand beyond the ordinary.


Complex Image Manipulation - Photo by © Reka Csulak - Three Pod Studio
Olive Oil Mediterranean Image Manipulation - Photo by © Reka Csulak - Three Pod Studio
Product Photography
Menu Photography
Recipe Photography
Image Manipulation
Frame Animation
Add-on Services

B2B Services

Frame animation

bring life to your digital marketing one frame at a time


From captivating stop motions to eye-catching GIFs, frame animation offers a dynamic way to showcase your brand's personality online and in various digital media.


I create bespoke animations that will bring you closer to your marketing triumphs on platforms where engagement is driven by motion-based content.


Let's add a pinch of movement to stills that turns them into masterpieces your target audience will play on repeat! Watch as I bring each frame to life intertwining them together with a common thread of inspiration that will forge a deeper connection with your brand!


Green Smoothie - Stop Motion by © Reka Csulak - Three Pod Studio
Carbon Neutral Coffee - Stop Motion by © Reka Csulak - Three Pod Studio
Product Photography
Menu Photography
Recipe Photography
Image Manipulation
Frame Animation
Add-on Services

B2B Services

Add-on Services

LEVEL-UP



Request my Creative Direction service and let me come up with a cool concept! Following the ideation during our 1-on-1 brainstorming session, I'll put together a customised mood board and shoot list for your approval.


What else?

set styling (food + product, prop) recipe development food preparation in-house modelling BTS content staff portraits location ambience AI prompt writing for visuals & copy copywriting basic graphic design unique file-naming application of watermark + other special requests



These add-ons can be booked with your project or as stand-alone services.

BTS Process by © Reka Csulak - Three Pod Studio
BTS Photo by © Reka Csulak - Three Pod Studio

Let me walk you through each step of my creative process! This is what happens next...

1. Inquiry

If my portfolio, services and FAQ prove to be a good reference, you might decide to work with me on your upcoming campaigns.


In order to provide you with an accurate estimate I will need to learn more about your project. Please get in touch via the Client Survey, so I can get a clear picture of your needs and send you a proposal.


Requesting my ideas/concepts prior to booking requires your acceptance of a protective term.

2. Onboarding & Booking

Upon your positive decision on the proposal, I will request your business, invoicing and signatory details that you can provide via a handy onboarding form (or email).


Your booking is complete with a mutually signed agreement and a 50% deposit payment received. If you prefer the immediate release of your selected visuals, you can also pay upfront.

3. Pre-production

I send your 'Client Homework' = a summary of a few tasks you shall complete during the project so we can progress efficiently & avoid delays.


To finalise the brief, you shall either

- provide it in full (inspiration, mood board, shot list, branding assets)

- or request my Creative Direction service, and following our brainstorming session I will put together a mood board + shoot list for your approval.


Send your products, and when they arrive, I start the sourcing process by getting the necessary ingredients and props for the production day(s).

4. Production (shooting days)

It's time to bring those inspiring concepts to life!


Unless I'm working on a specific location within Finland or abroad, I always work independently in my studio (remote approval possibility to be discussed upon request).


The duration of the production depends on the project and can vary from one to several days. I can cover everything under one roof from food preparation to styling, lighting, directing and capturing each scene.


After wrapping up the final set, anything non-returnable will be disposed of.

5. Post-production

In addition to culling and editing, I also offer retouching in order to achieve perfectly spotless and even magical results.


I export the files according to the agreed specs and the long list of proofs will be uploaded to your exclusive client gallery for your review and selection.

6. Selection (proofing)

I send you the gallery access info & instructions, along with any remaining invoices.


Then comes the most exciting moment of the project when you review the fresh visuals for the first time. The 1-month storage period also starts for any returnables.


To ensure a smooth release process, I ask you to complete + confirm your selection within 5 days.

7. Download & use

Once the project is complete and all payments are received, I release your confirmed selection of visuals to download.


Download within 30 days, then you can start to use your brand-new assets along with the agreed terms. You have the option to buy rights for additional visuals of the shoot for up to 1 year, and you can also request additional rights when needed.

All-year-round content supply for recurring needs

Retainer Partnership


Let me take care of the creative content creation every month, so you can focus more on bringing your brand to success. I will deliver fresh sets of scroll-stopping visuals, that speak to your target audience in your brands' native language.


Becoming partners requires a minimum 3 months commitment, but in return, you will be rewarded with a yummy 20% discount.


I can also cover less frequent needs:

  • bi-monthly retainer: 15% discount for min. 6-months commitment
  • quarterly retainer: 10% discount for min. 12-months commitment
  • anything less frequent are considered as individual projects.


Never run out of eye-catching visuals again!

Retainer Partnership - Photo by © Reka Csulak Three Pod Studio
Retainer Partnership - Photo by © Reka Csulak Three Pod Studio
Retainer Partnership - Photo by © Reka Csulak Three Pod Studio
Retainer Partnership - Photo by © Reka Csulak Three Pod Studio
Retainer Partnership - Photo by © Reka Csulak Three Pod Studio
Retainer Partnership - Photo by © Reka Csulak Three Pod Studio
Retainer Partnership - Photo by © Reka Csulak Three Pod Studio
Retainer Partnership - Photo by © Reka Csulak Three Pod Studio
Retainer Partnership - Photo by © Reka Csulak Three Pod Studio

"THANK YOU FOR CHOOSING MY SERVICES" ARE NOT JUST EMPTY WORDS

I have your back during hardships + reward your trust!


Since I become an entrepreneur I had to navigate through the pandemic, the war and the aftermath of a global recession. I'm deeply grateful for my clients for they support during hardships, so I always find a way to support struggling business segments via limited offers, so they can keep up their marketing efforts.


I truly appreciate when someone is placing their trust in my services - be it for the first time or the 100th of time. This is why I like to transform gratitude into real value via designing special deals time to time for both new + returning clients. When they are not benefiting from one of the special offers, I reward loyal clients with the opportunity to collect occasional bonuses that aim to honour supportive efforts like referrals, repeated business, honest feedback, and many more...

Järki Särki - Photo by © Reka Csulak Three Pod Studio
check What my clients say

Järki Särki Oy

"Reka is an excellent photographer, and furthermore, her working style is extremely professional. She responds to messages with exceptional speed and accuracy. Her communication is fast and very precise. It is a pleasure to work with her."

MARJA KOMPPA - Co-Owner

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YOUR first question MIGHT BE....

What's the price?


Though I'd love for the answer to be simple and display a price-list right here, but

my goal with every project is to create unique content that sets a brand apart from others.


When it comes to custom productions, there’s no one price fits all - this is why my approach involves providing a custom estimate specifically for YOUR project to ensure that the pricing fully reflects to your needs + the creative brief. Without these details, only generic ballparks can be outlined.


I will ask you to complete the Client Survey as it fits your schedule (or alternatively jump onto a call) and based on your helpful answers I can provide you with a fully customised proposal & estimate within 48 hours.

FAQ

Are we a good fit?

I run a specialist business, which means that I'm not the right vendor for everyone.
Based on 5+ years of professional experience, I can clearly outline the main factors that can make or break our efficient collaboration.

WILL BE A GOOD FIT IF...
✔ You are looking for a creative vendor with a high level of accuracy and a down-to-earth approach (I'm constantly improving both my skillset and the client experience to ensure exceptional results & accurate project management with good vibes).
✔ You are responsive and available to complete a brief “Client Homework” (I will guide you through the process + avoid unnecessary emails and calls, but there are certain steps where your kind help and input are key for good progress)
✔ You agree with the pre-established timeline and deliverables (this will avoid delays and added costs)
✔ You are confident that custom visuals will help you sell, stand out, and bring profit to your business (I do my utmost best to create new assets that bring the desired value to your operation)
✔ You can trust in my vision and expertise for our project (the best partnerships are built via collaborations where everyone feels their efforts & skills are equally important, trusted and valued).

WE MIGHT NOT BE THE BEST FIT IF..
✘ You are looking for a family or a wedding photographer (I master my genre without being the jack-of-all-trades)
✘ You are looking for a fully model-focused production (I like to build creative concepts around a product/menu item/recipe and turn this element into the true hero, so no human element shall be overpowering)
✘ You are not ready to make the investment, or thinking that this project will be another cost without ROI (the valuable assets I create combined with your marketing strategy shall translate into visibility, strong brand identity, engagement and revenue = high ROI)
✘ You are not responsive or wish to micro-manage my responsibilities (in order to succeed and avoid delays, I kindly ask you to communicate with me, adhere to the timelines and trust in my vision).

Where to start?

I believe in transparency so that you can make the most informed and educated decision possible when deciding on choosing my services or not.

If we are about to work together for the first time, to get a clear picture of what I do, as a first step, please make sure to check my portfolio and get familiar with my services & processes. If these served as good references, please get in touch by filling out the Client Survey as it fits your schedule (or alternatively jump onto a call) and based on your helpful answers I can provide you with a proposal & estimate.

There is no project in the queue right now?
I still recommend jumping onto a discovery call for an introduction and let's start outlining your needs and goals now - so I can make the best recommendation for us to work together on your upcoming projects in the future.

Can you come up with a cool idea for my brand?

You can surely decide to provide a full creative brief (inspiration, mood board, shot list, branding assets etc.) for your project...

But if you do not wish to spend hours trying to come up with visual ideas, and then translate them into plain words to create the necessary guidelines, simply request my Creative Direction service and I will take care of it all!

I created numerous successful and even award-worthy concepts for my clients that got intertwined with their well-recognisable brand identity - so I am confident that I can also provide you with unique ideas that resonate with your brand's style and personality!

CREATIVE DIRECTION SERVICE
✦ Following the ideation during our 30-minute 1-on-1 brainstorming session I will put together a mood board + shoot list for your approval.
✦ Book it as a project add-on or as a stand-alone service.
✦ The service fee stays billable in case you reject the proposal/estimate, or the project gets cancelled later on, but you will get permission to assign my shared concepts to another entity or attempt to execute them independently.

REQUESTING MY IDEAS / CREATIVE CONCEPTS BEFORE SIGNING AN AGREEMENT
In this case, I kindly request that we establish an understanding to protect these ideas, so you need to agree to the following terms:
1. I'll be sharing my creative concepts and ideas with you in good faith, predicated on the understanding that these ideas remain proprietary to me.
2. Should you decide not to engage with my services for this project and decline my proposal, agreement or terms & conditions, whether in whole or in part, you acknowledge and agree that you will either:
- pay the Creative Direction fee as outlined in my proposal and get permission to assign my shared concepts to another entity or attempt to execute them independently;
- or not use, reproduce or assign my shared concepts to another entity or attempt to execute them independently/in-house.

Can I be present at the production?

Unless I shoot on location within Finland or abroad, I work remotely from my studio with all my clients.

The creative brief (inspiration, mood board, shot list, branding assets etc.) is to be provided/approved in advance. Its role is to outline the creative direction and eliminate any related concerns.

For transparency, I'm happy to share some statistics from my past projects:
- 98% of the projects have been delivered without reshoot requests.
- the remaining 2% ended up as full/partial reshoots for the reason of the client's change of direction on the original concept, but never because of poor execution.

Most of the time I cover all aspects of my productions as a one-person-team, I prefer to avoid all distractions and pay full attention to the technical and creative part of my creation process, therefore I prefer to work alone.

I understand that you might be used to supervising your previous photographers closely, or you would like to use the opportunity to bring your social media team to film short-form videos for TikTok on set, but unfortunately, I cannot accommodate these requests without sacrificing quality.
However, if you need BTS content in addition to your deliverables, I'm happy to discuss the possibilities and the related fees.

In a few exceptional cases, where it is strictly required to arrange approvals, we can discuss if this would be possible remotely (for example via WhatsApp messages). On the other hand, for any concepts that require a post-production composite of multiple images, only the basic composition or partial results can be provided.

When can I see the results?

A photographer's turnaround time specifies how long the post-production takes = when you can see the previews and start your selection process.

MY TURNAROUND TIME
I will present you with the previews within 7-14 days after the shoot - depending on the current workload.
Around the shoot day, I will give you a more accurate timeline.

DEADLINES
If you do have a deadline, please let me know and I will do everything I can to complete post-production accordingly - even on a rush-basis if needed.

ADDITIONAL VISUALS
If you require more than the deliverables included in your original package, then you can separately purchase more visuals from the shoot for up to 1 year.

How can I use the images? Do I own them?

As part of the Client Survey, you will specify your preferred usage rights so you will have the desired flexibility to use your selected visuals.
You can always request a rights extension if something changes later on the way - for example if you wish to start using the visuals not only in digital media but also in print, plan to publish a book or update your product packaging.

BUT WHY DO WE EVEN TALK ABOUT RIGHTS & LICENSING?
✦ As the creator of the visuals (image, video...), I, the photographer will be the legal owner of the assets (intellectual property) and their copyright.
✦ To avoid the expensive buy-out process, the industry has an affordable practice, the so-called licensing: the client gets the photographer's written permission to use the licensed visuals according to the agreed terms - that specify who, how, where, and how long can use a visual.
✦ Always require a written licensing agreement that states your rights - it is the only way to prove your rightful use of a copyright-protected asset. (This is included in all of my agreements).

STOCK PHOTOS VS. CUSTOM IMAGERY
✦ When you use stock photos, you pay for the licensing to rightfully use certain ready-made visuals - these do not feature your products or tell a specific story about your brand.
✦ When you choose custom production services, in addition to licensing the resulting visuals, you shall also cover the creation of the custom visual content from scratch.
✦ You can easily compare the prices of custom imagery and stock photos by selecting similar rights at these sites. For example, a royalty-free licence for an image with a random strawberry cake slice on the stock photo site called Getty Images starts at €115 (small) - price checked in August 2023.

What are your payment terms?

PAYMENT TERMS
✦ Your booking is complete with a mutually signed agreement + an initial payment of 50% deposit.
✦ You will receive the balance invoice when the previews of the Final Images are presented for your selection.
✦ The images will be released upon all payments being received.

FASTER IMAGE RELEASE
If you prefer getting quick access to your confirmed selection of visuals, you can choose to take care of the full payment upfront / pay the outstanding fees right away.

PROJECTS ON A RUSH-BASIS
I am ready to help with your last-minute needs and meet short deadlines, but this always requires me to work irregular hours and often overnight. Therefore, to ensure the fastest image release, an extra charge applies + full payment is required upfront.

Do you offer refunds and corrections?

PLEASE GET FAMILIAR WITH MY WORK BEFORE BOOKING
✦ You have full access to my portfolio, services and a generous amount of guiding information on this website.
✦ I am also happy to assist you if you have further questions.

REFUNDS
✦ I am providing a custom production service, therefore no refunds will be offered after the shoot days.
✦ On the other hand, there is a cancellation policy in place prior to production.

CORRECTIONS
✦ When the mutually signed brief has been delivered completely, but you change your mind, we can surely cover any change requests (additional post-processing, re-shoot etc.) - I’ll simply add the fees of extra work to the final invoice.
✦ If you still feel the delivery of the brief was incomplete, you may submit a change request with a valid explanation that will be subject to assessment.

Do you return my products?

Note: products or services that a client is providing for their project are not considered as a form of compensation.

NON-RETURNABLES
Food, perishable, refrigerated or frozen goods, opened packages, and products with labels removed or compromised are, - for safety reasons-, considered non-returnable and will be disposed of.

RETURNABLES
If you wish any other products or props/items you provided for the production to be returned, please take care of the logistics of the return shipping (provide a return label) or collect them within the storage period (info below). After this period, the products are to be disposed of.

STORAGE TIME
The returnable products, props and items will be stored for up to 1 month - starting when the preview of the results has been presented.

Would a retainer be ideal for my business?

A monthly retainer is an ideal choice if your brand has a clear & well-established marketing strategy and the constant need for a cohesive collection of visual content. You will get a 20% discount in exchange for a min. 3 months commitment!

GENERAL DETAILS
✦ Minimum commitment: 3 months
✦ Price review: every 12 months
✦ Creative brief: 3 months of mood board + shoot list in advance:
----- You need to provide these
----- I can also put these together for you as part of my Creative Direction service
----- You can trust me with complete creative control over the concept
✦ Previews: 1st day of each month
✦ Invoices: 1st day of each month, sent along with the previous month's previews
✦ Cancellation: after 3 months invoiced, by a min. of 4 weeks' written notice prior to the start of an upcoming production
✦ Props, items: full access to my curated prop collection; any additional elements/model/rental etc. will happen upon your approval + to be invoiced as additional service or reimbursement.

INITIAL TIMELINE
✦ I will ask you to answer the Client Survey (or jump onto a call) to describe your needs and specify the type of content you need and the number of visuals with each delivery.
✦ Based on your helpful answers, I will provide you with a fully customised proposal & estimate including a delicious 20% discount to reward your long-term commitment.
✦ Your monthly retainer is secured with a mutually signed agreement + 2 months of deposit received.
✦ All future payments are to be made 1 month in advance to avoid any delays.
✦ You send or I create the creative brief for 3 months, alternatively, you can trust me with complete creative control over the concept.
✦ You send your products / menu / recipe to my studio.
✦ Lean back and get curated content with each delivery!

CUSTOM FREQUENCY
Details & timeline to be discussed separately
✦ Bi-monthly (15% discount, 6-month minimum commitment)
✦ Quarterly (10% discount, 12-month minimum commitment)

Why choose my services?


Commercial food + product photography is a complex line of work, but after helping several businesses around the world, I'm here to cover YOUR visual content needs.


Working as a professional in different countries across Europe I met various market-specific expectations, trends and aesthetics. I used this experience to design my services with an equal focus on delivering exceptional results & providing a down-to-earth yet specialist approach, with friendly and transparent processes.


You will experience real client appreciation at all levels.


Say goodbye to those DIY photoshoots, stock images and mobile photos that did not get the breakthrough that your business deserves! I will produce the scroll-stopping imagery that effectively brings you closer to your customers + your marketing & sales goals!

Why Choose My Services? - Photo by © Reka Csulak Three Pod Studio

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