A few years ago, when I starting to plan for making photography a small business, one of the things I looked for online was information about how much I should charge. Unfortunately, there wasn't a whole lot of good information. A lot of advice was about finding an ideal client (apparently one who purchased only designer handbags, drove six figure vehicles and had an unlimited amount of disposable income) and setting your price high enough to make a six figure salary as a photographer. (Excuse me while I roll around laughing here!) As you can tell, I wasn't too impressed nor helped by this type of advice.
So, if any of you are wondering how I set my session fees and my print and product fees (which I just lowered significantly as I want more people to purchase prints), here is the list that I came up when figuring out what to include in my cost of doing business. After taking a look, what do you think of my session and product fees? Session and Pricing Info Contact me here!
Session Fee (This is the photo session fee)
Print and Product Fees (No department store printing!)