Honestly this post is amazing I try and tell my friends and family and try and show them the value of having a great photographer. Why we charge what we do and why it is worth it! This post by Madison Vining Photography it just nails it.http://www.madisonviningphotography.com/value/
For me it has been a long road and the prices I charge are how I make my living, pay my taxes, and invest in new learning and equipment. After having so many people take advantage of me when I was first starting out and continuing to do so even after I switched to my new prices I know that I want clients who appreciate what I do and see the value in it.
I put my heart and soul into my work and I love what I do. I want to be able to do this for a long time as well as support my family. I have a list of some suggestions to keep in mind when hiring a photographer.
From Carolyn Spranger Photography: There are things to think about before deciding to chose a photographer based on cost and not quality:
-How long has the photographer been taking professional photos?
-Can you be sure they will do everything to show up for your session?
-What will the photographer do if there isn’t adequate light?
-Can the photographer consistently shoot in Manual without images that are too bright or too dark?
-Does their portfolio contain images that are properly exposed AND in focus
-Can the photographer edit photos with accurate color and professional looking edits?
-Is the photographer legal and paying sales tax? http://births.carolynsprangerphotography.com/the-value-in-hiring-a-professional-cheyenne-birth-photographer/
What are you putting on your priority list? And will it be a priority when your old and your children are grown? Professional Photography is definitely the best investment..because those are memories that have been captured and can be passed down for generations. Don't think about the cost (if you find a photographer you love and trust)...think about it as an investment that will last for generations! Will your car last for generations? Will your cake from your wedding last for generations? Probably not...
Photography is Priceless!!
Find a photographer whose style you love and who you would trust to capture all your special memories and invest in what will undoubtedly become priceless to you!