As a photographer, wearing our business hats on is such a difficult thing. I mean if you are anything like me, you would want to just create timeless and memorable images for your clients and stop right there. To do marketing in order to gain new photoshoot clients or to even create all the paper work around it... like sending a basic preparation guide to them prior to their photoshoot, seems just so daunting.
What to say in that initial call to your client once they pay up the deposit to book the photoshoot? What written material to send to them? How to make sure that they follow the styling suggestions given by you?
I faced these hurdles in the beginning of my career and in fact even now, the photography students from my workshops often ask me to pass on my preparation guide and other details to them. So, I thought I will jot down all of it here for you.
At the end of the blog post I will provide you with a link to download the necessary template.
So let's begin....
I wish there was someone to tell me what I should charge for a photoshoot when I started my career 7-years-ago. It was literally my biggest roadblock to actually starting my photography business
Because every time I would come up with a price for a photoshoot, I would be worried that what if I am asking for too much money? How will I get clients? Am I worthy of charing this sum?
And then when I would come down to a very basic price point I would think to myself if it was even worth spending time away from my 7-month-old daughter for that pittance of an amount.
You know... there really is no correct answer to how much should you charge for your photography services. So, what I am going to do here today is explain my thought process to you for coming up with my price structure.
I started my photography business in London in 2014. Well you can say I am based in Kent (not London exactly.) Here were some of my key thinking points.
1. Scope of Work: I first...