I’ve been asked many times why my fee is so expensive, so I’ve thought long and hard about this blog post addressing this very issue. It really is all about perceived value and how you see it. I know I’m not going to be the photographer for everyone and yes not everyone can afford my photoshoot experience. Like anything though, if you want it so bad, you’ll save for it. Yes, I’ll be honest here, it’s been a rollercoaster ride to get to where I am today in terms of my business and ultimately what I want to offer to my clients. I decided that I wanted to offer the complete package as it gives my clients better value. I’ve tried many pricing strategies in in the 10 years I’ve been in business and many have been unsuccessful where I was actually trading at a loss. Thankfully, I’m happy where my pricing is today and the experience that I offer to every client that books me. There are a few improvements to make which I am working on right now – little final touches that kind of thing.
So what is an all-inclusive package and why should it appeal to you?
Choosing an all-inclusive photography package that includes a beautiful bespoke frame over just a session fee can offer several advantages and benefits for my clients. I’m pleased to share a good few reasons why.
- Convenience: All-inclusive packages simplify the process for you. Instead of having to navigate the intricacies of ordering prints and frames separately from say an online gallery, I simply take care of everything and we do this at the in person viewing session. This in turn can save you time and reduce the hassle of coordinating with multiple print suppliers and basically getting frustrated with technology.
- Cost Savings: an all-inclusive package can often provide better value for your money. Since the photographer is bundling services, prints, and frames together, you may receive a discount compared to purchasing these items individually. This can result in cost savings in the long run.
- Professional Guidance: I am here every step of the way to hand hold you when viewing your stunning collection of images and with many years experience, have a keen eye for selecting the best images from your session. I can help you choose the most captivating and meaningful photos for framing. This guidance ensures that the final product reflects the high-quality of my work.
- Customisation: A bespoke frame allows you to tailor the presentation of your photographs to your taste and home decor. You can select the frame material ie wood effect, rustic chic, color, style, and size that best complements the images and fits your space. This level of customisation ensures that the framed photos become a personalised and cherished part of your home.
- Quality Assurance: When you opt for an all-inclusive package, you can have confidence in the quality of the prints and frames. I work with reputable printing labs and framers to ensure that your photos are produced to the highest standards, resulting in long-lasting, archival-quality art.
- End-to-End Service: With an all-inclusive package, you receive a complete photography experience from start to finish. I take care of the entire process, from capturing your images during the session to delivering the finished framed prints. This comprehensive service ensures a seamless and stress-free experience.
- Keepsake Value: Framed photos make for beautiful and sentimental keepsakes. They can serve as a focal point in your home and become cherished heirlooms that you pass down through generations. Choosing a bespoke frame as part of the package enhances the sentimental value of the photos. Not just a digital on your mobile phone that can become lost over time.
- Professional Presentation: Framing your photos adds a touch of professionalism and sophistication to your photography collection. It elevates the overall presentation, making your images stand out and enhancing their visual appeal.
In summary of all this, opting for an all-inclusive photography package that includes a bespoke frame offers convenience, cost savings, professional guidance, customisation options, quality assurance, end-to-end service, keepsake value and a professional presentation. These benefits can make the package a compelling choice for clients looking to not only capture special moments but also showcase them beautifully in their homes or for some, their stable barns. This is why my portrait fees are higher than some other photographers out there along with other factors such as the costs of actually running a business and in turn paying me a salary. What I am giving each and every client is an experience that for many is once in a lifetime thing which starts from the pre-shoot call to delivery of that beautiful frame. AND yes, many of my clients will go on and order more prints/products because they love their images so much and want to see them everyday around their home.
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