Thanks for all of your responses so far!
That's what I'm leaning towards.
Christopher Steven b wrote in post #17235598
How is it a waste of time ? It's work, isn't it ? Charge accordingly--if you're technically capable of doing the work.
I note that you said this was a potential bride. Although this request isn't a red flag on its own, I'd be careful to make sure that the bride doesn't have some larger encompassing concerns about her appearance before I booked her.
You should read carefully and watch what you say as I did not say anything about it being a waste of time. Only that it would be a lot more time to post-production. I'm adding now that it certainly is not something I want to use my time for, but it seems to be important to someone. That being the bride. I am just merely seeing what you all say in this situation.
sandpiper wrote in post #17235616
So long as you are confident that you can do a good job of removing them, I would explain that it will take many hours work to do, that you would have to charge for that time, and that it won't be a cheap job. Then give a quote based on how much time you think it will take and your hourly rate for PS work.
It is reasonable for a client to expect normal editing to be done as part of the package, and anything that would count as correcting photographer errors, but anything extra is chargeable.
gonzogolf wrote in post #17235629
Keep in mind that braces might be easily removed from some ****s but difficult to remove from others because of angle etc. Making a broad promise before you've even taken the images runs a certain tisk.
I agree with what you two say here. Some images may work and others not. I don't feel comfortable that she would like the end results as there are two many changes to each image, and even for an increased price. I do photography because I enjoy it, not because it's work or it's my way of living. Why take a job that will only make what I enjoy less? I can leave that up for anyone else to spend their late nights working on.
As a side note... in the brides shoes, I would have planned my wedding differently if that was a significant stress to what I would want on my wedding day. Sad truth, but waiting till they were off would be an option.