As a business owner this is hands down the hardest part!! I have made so many mistakes with my pricing, listening to photographers who preach pricing one way or another without actually thinking about what I would want as a client and what I enjoy as a photographer.
What I enjoy….
Taking pictures whilst hanging out and chatting to families
The moment when you know you have THE shot
What I don’t enjoy….
Ordering appointments with clients – I feel terrified they don’t like my pictures and they feel under pressure to buy something
Trying to guess which pictures the client will like so I include those in the gallery but not including so many that they feel overwhelmed
Trying to get people to make a decision in a small time frame
Because of the reasons I have listed above I have decided to be completely transparent about my pricing so there are no hidden costs and no unwelcome surprises.
A photography session with me will cost £325
This is paid in 2 instalments
- a booking fee of £75 to confirm your date and time which is due within 48 hours of booking
- the balance of £250 which is due before your photography session
The fee includes my time and talent on the day of the photoshoot, any phone calls, skype sessions or coffee meet-ups beforehand, a password protected online gallery containing pictures from your session (a guaranteed minimum of 50 pictures but usually nearer 100) for you to download. You will receive a standard print release with your pictures and although I do offer a print service there is no obligation to use it.
So there we have it, plain and simple