Why are my prices lower compared to other photographers
Updated: 6 days ago
That is a question that is asked a lot of me a lot.
There is thinking out there that the more that a photographer charges the
better they are. I remember Peter Hurley about talking that on a Podcast. He
was charging $ 350.00 for 30 minute headshot and was told he was missing
his clientele as so many thought he was too cheap. He raised it slowly until today its over
$ 1500 for 30 minutes and he has people booked out for 6 months plus.
A person I know just entered into the photography business with that same philosophy and immediately set prices At $ 200 per headshot session and you get one image and a 2 hour event for $ 1800 with only receiving 45-60 photos and 5 retouched images. I know other people who have that same philosophy. The more they charge people will think they are really good. All great photographers practice their trade and keep up on latest technology and go to the same shows. All my images are edited nothing is left for the client to ask to
redo the photo.
I try to set pricing for people who want a good fair price and still get a great photographer without breaking the bank, as I know that weddings can be very expensive. I carry all the top equipment just like every other photographer.
I use 2 Nikon D750’s camera’s during all events and 24-70 mm lenses on one camera and 70 to 200 on the other camera, and on closeup ring shows, I have a 85mm micro lenses to bring out those rings you both exchanged. And I even use the Nikon Z7 mirrorless Camera. I carry wide angle and telephoto lenses all the time. I use flash a lot to take out the shadows on people’s faces so they get a great photo and bring studio lighting just incase for different situations that may arise at the event. I edit all photos with the most updated Adobe programs, Lightroom and Photoshop and been using both for many years. I always shoot at High-resolution for all my photos and after imaging them I deliver them at high-resolution. I do touch up a lot of photos for hair, blemishes, wrinkles but do not try to make a person look half their age or less weight then they presently are.