Personal Branding is no longer an option, family images are how we communicate and self esteem in teens is assisted through positive self-image. Photography plays a huge role in how our societies function. That’s why it’s important to keep your family’s photos updated and your personal branding fresh. As a result, you are likely looking at mini photo session options for updating your family photos, your personal branding or maybe you have a student who is graduating from high school or college in 2018. I’ve been there. I remember sitting in front of the brochures and thinking, “I wish I could compare studio options more simply!” Now you can. I’ve listed FAQ here that can unravel the mysteries of photo pricing.
It seems like there are often hidden fees and charges that are not part of the package you are considering – and those expenses add up. However, you don’t find out about all this until you’ve invested time in the photos. Consequently, you spend more than you budgeted, and you are less than thrilled. I’ve been there, too.
NOT COOL. Am I right?
Here are some examples of extra charges & fees you may not see coming:
I don’t do these things.
Much Cooler. Agreed.
Let’s see if I can help you compare your options. I’ve broken down the most common things
people have asked me about the mini-sessions I am offering this fall (FAQ):
The package most clients purchase is my 24 image package. I charge $850 for mini-sessions and this includes outfits, locations, a single subject or the whole family or both. Prints and the files are included. If you don’t like anything (this never happens) you do not have to purchase anything. Want to try again? Ok! That’s included, too. Rather, I don’t charge a fee to reshoot.
More than likely all these fees would make a package look like this: $35+(24x$35) + print cost for 24 images 5×7 $480+ cost of 24 image files $25×24
As a result, your grand total with fees and upcharges is: $1,955
Hopefully this has helped you to understand what options you have when choosing portrait packages. There’s one thing for sure, choose a certified professional who is insured and who supports your community and the local organizations. You will be able to see the difference.