Hey guys – man oh man has it been forever since I really wrote something on my photography’s site. So mistreated. If you’re reading this you most likely received an email from me – subject line – SIMPLE LIFE SIMPLE BUSINESS. My life has really been crazy the last six months. I fulfilled a career-long dream of opening a super sweet studio in downtown New Albany, the last 2-3 years I’ve had the pleasure and good fortune to travel around to several tropical designations FOR WORK, and my family is…well I have 2 nearly tween girls in my house…so my family life is moody to say the least. I even started a podcast recently – HEY GIRL HAVE FUN – that’s been a very consuming yet super fun project that I’m loving.
So where’s the simplify aspect to my life? I’m simplifying by matter of necessity, sadly. The wonderful studio that I adored for a little over six months is bye-bye. My landlord dropped some bad news on me, which led me to my decision to let that baby go. Sure, I was a little heart broken for the first week…but we push forward in life. No sense in dwelling on things you can’t change and honestly didn’t quite understand to begin with. I kinda feel like I received some bogus info – but no worries. So no studio…which means less overhead (silver lining).
Another simplify aspect to my life & biz – my photo pricing and want YOU want from me. In January I attended a photo conference called Shutterfest. I had a blast and met some really great people and teachers. If you’re even remotely interested in photography I highly recommend Shutterfest. At this conference I had this brilliant idea of going forward with in-person photo sales and changing my pricing around. WRONG MOVE. From the start – I had a yucky feeling that I DID NOT WANT TO DO THIS. I tried packages and raising print prices – making more session for this and that. Changing my website and logo possibly. Using another confusing gallery site. Nope. Nothing felt right.
I just sat here in my new home office (aka the dining room) and asked myself – what does nearly every client purchase from me? Answer – the thumb drive with ALL images…friggin’ simple and I knew it all along. So starting now I’ve changed things around – with every session fee you get ALL images.
Here’s the breakdown because I want to be 100% transparent:
For a family session the total price is $625.
This fee covers my shooting time (1-1.5hrs), culling of the best images, editing those “best” images, online gallery, and includes all the images edited – plus 4×6 physical proofs (yes actual prints).
To make the payment not-such-a-big-chunk, $250 is due to hold your date and you will received the balance invoice when gallery is ready to view.
For a kiddo session the total price is $350. Includes everything that the family session does except the time is 45-1hour because kids are cooler than adults and they listen better. Hehe…but for reals.
Feedback? Questions? Shoot me a message firstname.lastname@example.org
Seriously – I wanna hear from you…because I LOVE YOU! For reals! My clients are special to me. There are so many choices in this market for fabulous photographers…yet you keep coming back to me. I cannot tell you how much that means to me. My goal for simple pricing is to simplify everyone’s life.