“One million dollars!” (lol jks!) 😂
I was asked the other day as to what I charge, and why. Now, besides that being a little weird to ask someone to justify their cost of doing business, it got me thinking… Maybe I should write a quick note, and help educate some more people 🙂
The creative fee for your session formally covers all the amazing value below. Just as a plumber has a seperate fee for call out and parts, I have a seperate fee for the session, and the photographs you choose. For each session you are not only paying for the time spent with me/ my team, but so much more.
This fee depends on your session type. Fab family is currently $100 and Newborn is $150.
We spend time before your session in design and planning, making everything perfect for your time here. Running a shot list, to maximise the productiveness for you.
Then we have an awesome time together making great photographs and memories. Over the past 11 years, I have learnt exactly the photos to take, you are benefitting from my expertise and artistic experience.
So, you know that you are paying for a photography session and that obviously means someone to take the photos, but have you thought about all the other bits of the business?
A professional camera (and back up cameras)
Professional lights and flashes
Computers capable of processing your high qual files
Computer programs to edit your amazing images (and the ability to know how to do that and make the magic happen!)
Storage of your files (and off-site backups)
Business and Public Liability insurance
Marketing and website costs
Props and clothes – how awesome are they?!
Studio running costs (Phone and internet, electricity ect)
Countless hours of training, workshops, education, learning how to be the best – just for you.
After your session is finished and you have chosen your photographs, the studio is then cleaned (again!) and washing done.
Your files are uploaded and backed up onto the server. Then I sit down and edit your photos – to make them the best they can be. If you have a styled session, or a newborn session, the editing of these are quite a lot more intense.
Does this help give you an idea of the value of a professional photographer?
xx Let me know if you have any more questions 😃
For a full price list, send me a message with what you are after ❤️