I also realize this will be more about my friends and their friends. And offering a good deal to those I care about, and those they care about. I'm not looking for a 2nd career... just a way to feed my hobby.
My plan is this:
I can charge a small amount to help cover my costs. ($50 session fee)
Only do on-site photo sessions (like parks, river front, etc)
Events would be negotiated (but very cheap)
Reinvest everything back into equipment.
This is a way to indulge my guilty pleasure (photography).
I will gain experience in taking the pictures and digitally working with the images.
Here's the BEST part:
I GIVE ALL the photos to the owners on a disc.
I know, I know.. not very business savvy of me!!
But, but, but.... I've purchased photo packages both ways. I've bought the expensive photo packages and walked away not knowing if I should have picked another one. And as a Mom... leaving adorable pictures of my kid behind... it ain't easy baby! And I've also experienced a package deal where I was given the CD and a waiver to full printing rights. (a waiver won't be needed until i get my logo finished) I left there feeling ahead instead of behind.
*** with that being said... I'll gladly guide people to websites that make
quality prints. but this is the digital age!
Photo books are a little different. I don't mind (for a small fee) making the book. I know Seniors really like to have them. To be done correctly... it takes hours, but I enjoy working on them. And again... this is ONLY if you want one. I make a bad salesperson.
I'm kind of excited about kicking this off. I know my price is reasonable. $50 and all the images are yours... (and I separate the images into two files... those I've worked on and those straight from the camera)
|I took this beautiful young lady's Senior pictures this past weekend.|