Portrait Photographer

Why your photographer is charging that price

Why Your Photographer is Charging That Price

Why Your Photographer is Charging That Price

What you’re paying for when you hire a professional photographer.

When you start shopping around for a professional photographer the prices can sometimes seem quite daunting. What very few consumers realize though is that there is a lot more to photographing your event than just clicking a button at the right time.

So what are you paying for when hiring a professional photographer?

Time is money.

Just like any other professional, a photographer needs to put in the hours to get the job done. This includes the consultation, traveling to and from the location, shooting the photos, editing and processing the orders. You’d be surprised at how long it takes to get the end result that is finally delivered to you. Once they shoot the photos, it’s not as simple as downloading the images and delivering them to you. They have to process the files, convert it to the correct file type as well as make sizing and color adjustments to make each image pop.  If your photographer is also creating a book or album for you, they need to spend time designing it too.

Equipment is expensive.

Even though this is a very small part of why photographers charge the prices they do, it’s important to remember that quality equipment plays an important role in being able to produce the photos that they do. Professional equipment not only allows for the production of high-quality images, it also gives photographers the ability to work in areas with less than favorable lighting conditions or at venues where using a flash is prohibited.

They have spent years acquiring a very specific skill. 

Photography, like any other profession, requires experience and specific skills. From knowing what lighting and camera settings to use, to know how to pose people and help them feel comfortable in front of the camera.  Great photographers don’t rush the editing process either, it takes time to produce the desired result and turn your photo into a work of art that you’ll proudly want to display in your home.  

It’s still a business.

A professional photographer is still running a business, which means they will more than likely have overhead costs such as rental fees for their studio and the upkeep of equipment. Photographers also need to budget for professional association fees, equipment and liability insurance and fees for courses that will allow them to stay ahead by continuously honing their craft.

A professional photographer who is dedicated to their art and willing to go the extra mile for their clients is always well worth the price.   

Imagine Media House 

euaphoto@gmail.com

IG: @imaginemediahouse and @enriqueurdaneta

6 Questions You Should Be Asking Your Photographer

6 Questions You Should Be Asking Your Photographer

6 Questions You Should Be Asking Your Photographer

  1. How long have you been a photographer? The longer a photographer has been in business, the more likely it is that it’s not just a hobby for them.
  2. Which types of photography do you specialize in?  It’s uncommon for a photographer to specialize in several different types of photography as they often only specialize in one or sometimes two genres.  For example, a photographer who specializes in newborn photography might not be the best candidate to shoot wedding photos unless they have the experience in doing so.
  3. Do you have many repeat clients? This is a great litmus test of not only the quality of a photographer’s work but of their customer service too.
  4. What is your policy on rescheduling a session?  An experienced photographer will definitely have a policy in place when it comes to a customer canceling or rescheduling a photography session.  A photographer with policies indicates that they have experience with different types of customers and situations and have created policies accordingly.
  5. Have you had any experience with (name your specific concern)?  If you have any specific concerns regarding your photo session such as the photographer’s ability to work with a special needs child for example, find out if they have ever handled that type of situation before. Do not dismiss a photographer and their abilities based on their answers to your concerns. If given adequate notice, an experienced photographer should be able to deal with any situation you present them. This is the hallmark of a true pro.
  6. Silent Question: Use your gut to judge their personality and rapport. A photographer’s main job is to capture emotions and moments. If your photographer doesn’t mesh well with you on the phone or in person, chances are you and your family will not mesh well with them at your session and this will show in your photos.

Enrique Urdaneta
euaphoto@gmail.com
www.ImagineMediaHouse.com

6 Questions You Should Be Asking Your Photographer

Professional Photographer

How to Pick the Perfect Professional Photographer

How to Pick the Perfect Professional Photographer

What you need to consider before you pay that photography deposit.

If you’ve started the search for a photographer then you’ll know just how many options there are. Before you go ahead and book a professional photographer for a shoot though, there are a couple important things to consider.

Read More
Photo Session with Kids

Top 5 Tips for Making a Photo Session with Kids Easier

Top 5 Tips for Making a Photo Session with Kids Easier

If you’re preparing for a photo session with your children, you may be feeling a bit apprehensive. Children aren’t always easy to deal with, which is why the below tips will definitely come in handy before your upcoming photo session.

Read More
Photo Session Ideas

Unique Photo Session Ideas You’ll Love

Unique Photo Session Ideas You’ll Love

There is nothing quite like capturing memories with your loved ones. Are you someone who enjoys taking beautiful pictures of you and your family?  Then you are probably always on the lookout for inspiration for your next photo session. Below are some unique photo ideas that you’ll love.

Read More
Family Photoshoot

6 tips to Surviving a Family Photoshoot

6 tips to Surviving a Family Photoshoot

How to make your next family photo session a stress free one.

Family photos are truly timeless and such a great keepsake for future generations.  Getting the family together to take those perfect portraits can turn into chaos if not approached correctly. There is usually a lot more to consider when it comes to a family photoshoot since there are members of all ages, which means that there is some extra coordination involved.

Read More
Why we prefer to schedule sessions around sunset - Lifestyle photographer

Why we prefer to schedule sessions around sunset

Why we prefer to schedule sessions around sunset

So you want to learn about golden hour, huh? It’s a pretty popular time of day for photographers to shoot. We’ll tell you what it is and why we prefer this time of day to others.

You may or may not have noticed that all of our open availability for sessions is in the evening before sunset. We do have some daytime sessions available, but we prefer to shoot in the hours leading up to sunset. This is called the ‘Golden Hour.’ During this time, the lighting is absolutely perfect.

Read More
How to Find the Perfect Photo Shoot Location

How to Find the Perfect Photo Shoot Location

How to Find the Perfect Photo Shoot Location

Choosing a photo shoot location might seem like a big deal but it really doesn’t have to be difficult. A location usually drives some of the other decisions you will need to make about your shoot so it’s important to choose the right place.

Here are a few questions to ask yourself before you decide on a location:

Read More
Importance of a Professional Headshot for Business Owners

Importance of a Professional Headshot for Business Owners

Importance of a Professional Headshot for Business Owners

As an owner of a business, customers and clients often associate your business with your face. Therefore, it is highly important for you to have a superior-quality, professional headshot ready.

Here are 4 reasons why a professional headshot is the need of the hour for business owners like you:

1. Enhances your “About Us” page Since your “About Us” page draws maximum traffic, it is vital that you add professional headshots of yourself and your team. Customers and clients want to do business with a face and not the content about you. Moreover, a headshot makes your biography page look more professional.

2. Gives a personal touch to your business By having a professional headshot on your website, you add a personal touch to your business. Customers and clients want to see the “real you” to be able to trust you and make an informed decision about your business.

3. Adds life to your marketing collaterals Marketing your business is much more than drafting catchy taglines and logos. It’s all about the emotional connect you make with your customers and clients. By adding your headshot on your marketing material, you can become the face of your brand.

4. Keeps your identity uniform across the web You can use your professional headshot across the web to maintain uniformity in your identity. The same headshot can be used on your website, blog, social media pages, comments on other blogs and online directories.

Enrique Urdaneta

euaphoto@gmail.com

More information in our website www.ImagineMediaHouse.com

 

www.enriqueurdaneta.com

Importance of a Professional Headshot for Business Owners