Category Archives: pricing

When it is the right time to raise my prices?

I think this is a really common question for wedding photographers. In your first year of business you’re all “Whooo! Just booked a wedding for $1500!!!” and then you quickly realize after expenses and taxes you’ll probably be earning less than minimum wage when you consider the hours of client communication, shooting, processing, album design […]

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Negotiation and Discounting

If you’ve ever read one of the myriad of wedding magazines out there you’ll regularly see couples advised to negotiate with all vendors and ask for discounts. In this economy I think it’s only natural for couples to at least inquire about the possibility of negotiation especially when they’re spending considerable sums of money. Of […]

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How Much to Charge for a Second Shooter

Offering a second shooter as an add-on for your wedding collections can be a great way to offer better coverage to your clients and create additional earnings for your business.  However, second shooters equal more images so you’ll need to factor in the additional time needed and costs involved in processing these images.  Even if […]

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Understanding your business costs

Most of us have a fair idea of our estimated revenue or income for the upcoming year. We know roughly how many weddings we’ll shoot and what our average prices will be. And as the money comes in, it also goes out in the form of costs or expenses. Generally speaking there are two types […]

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