Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by Jcolman, Sep 7, 2009.
It'll be interesting to see if business drops off.
By how much?
Depends on where the quantity of demand is
I dropped my "$900 entry level 3 hr package." I upped my next package by $500. Upped my next one by $400 and upped my top package by $500. So now I start at $1700 and top out at $3000.
I like to think so.
From the look of your work you were charging on the cheap side for sure. Maybe you'll only lose a few per year.
Yeah, dude, I dunno why you go so low. Shooting my own weddings I dont go anything lower than 2000...for a friend I went as low as 1200 but thats cause he referred me to the other couple who Im doing it for 2k in May. One thing I learned from shooting at this "high-end" studio is that people associate what you charge with how good you are...doesn't necessarily mean they have to go hand in hand, but the majority of people are dumbshits.
Your prices were too low.
still very reasonable.
That's what everyone was telling me. I finally decided to listen to them.
I'm being told that right now, but I'm not upping rates until at least next year, get some of the ones I'm meeting with right now out of the way and on the blog/website. You're doing the right thing...
I went sky high with my rates.
have a 50% booking rate right now, but made more off the one that I would have made for booking both previously.
and my portfolio blows.
would like to see an edu for pricing/products
what did your 3 hr entry level package consist of btw?
Shoot and burn only. I never booked one however. Everybody wants more than 3 hours.
All my packages now include a proof book as well as the images on DVD in full resolution.
omg I would love to charge that, I charge 120-160 for 3 hours. Most of my clientèle are local musicians that record at my friends recording studio
Musicians never have any money. Brides have money.
100% true. Just booked for 6 hours shooting by myself tonight for $2,000. Bride showed up by herself, groom let her pick 'who she liked'.
even for my wedding, I let the wife pick the photog. Brides usually pick the artsy fartsy stuff for the wedding.
you gotta get into books.
Not only are they $$$, but they get you referals 3x more often.
We had a judge do ours. but yeah, i see the point. Just saying lucky that she chose you over the other available talent.
Book for proofing or books like the one you had printed from Millers as a final product? Or what that the proof? That was baller.
location.... I know in my area if I went any higher I'd get Zero bookings... Once I've established myself in my market I'll try to branch into a larger market, but for now I'm stuck