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May 07, 2009 13:12 |  #1

I have been researching it seems like for months on package pricing for Senior Pictures. They all vary so much! Grrrr. Can I please get some tips on the best way to come up with some resonable package pricing. The sooner I get these tips the better. I just did my first Senior session and don't really know what to charge. Thanks so much.
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May 07, 2009 13:32 |  #2

The quick answer:

If the spread is so wide, perhaps it doesn't matter so much?

A slightly longer answer:

Find prices for photographers of similar calibre to yourself working in similarly affluent/poor areas and use their pricing structure.

longer answer:

Work out your costs, overheads, profit margins, equipment insurance, replacement, depreciation, yada yada....




  
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May 07, 2009 13:35 |  #3

Dreamcatcher offer some excellent advice Brittany - but keep an eye on your costs and make sure you make a reasonable profit. The key is place yourself correctly in your local market and price according to your talent and services.

But I need to ask - if you've already shot your first commercial package, what did you tell the client about their pricing?


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May 07, 2009 14:02 |  #4

I charged an up front sitting fee for my time and travel to each location. I am now going to edit photos and post online for their viewing and selection. In the mean time I am trying to come up with the packages.


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May 07, 2009 14:03 |  #5

sapearl wrote in post #7876813 (external link)
Dreamcatcher offer some excellent advice Brittany - but keep an eye on your costs and make sure you make a reasonable profit. The key is place yourself correctly in your local market and price according to your talent and services.

But I need to ask - if you've already shot your first commercial package, what did you tell the client about their pricing?

Don't have a huge photography market where I'm at. I think thats part of the problem.


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May 07, 2009 14:05 |  #6

Well, that may actually work to your advantage, with minimal competition.

If you're pretty good at what you do and offer excellent quality and service, then you could charge a higher rate and not worry about being undercut.

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Don't have a huge photography market where I'm at. I think thats part of the problem.


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sapearl wrote in post #7877003 (external link)
Well, that may actually work to your advantage, with minimal competition.

If you're pretty good at what you do and offer excellent quality and service, then you could charge a higher rate and not worry about being undercut.

I posted this a while back. These are of my daughter. I am very new to the portrait side of photography, but looking to get better. Feel free to have a look and tell me what you think.
https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=685518


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May 07, 2009 15:35 |  #8

Hi Britt, When you say you have been researching.... Do you mean you have answered some of the following: Do you know what your cost of goods (COG) is? Do you know what your overhead is? Do you have a business plan?

or have you simply been seeing what other photographers charge?


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