How much should you pay a photographer?
This is a question that comes up when you google ‘photographer Sunshine Coast’….it’s a great question, but so much information is missing from the answer.
Is there a reason you pay more for one photographer than another?…Easy answer, yes.
Let’s get into it….
- Experience, it matters. With years of experience in the industry, comes problem solving skills. For me, I can feel when the light changes, when clouds cover the sun, when rain is coming. I am watching your facials , if we need to move to a different area or to run around or jump of sand dunes…not for the photos…but to change the vibe that’s what I am looking out for.
- Business matters, as an experienced photographer, you can expect prompt reply’s, invoices, booking forms, contracts and your photos delivered when I said I would get them to you, and if by some random act my computer dies and it takes a little longer….I will communicate that to you. Also, if my computer dies, your photos are backed up twice….that’s the experience talking.
- Is your photographer a hobbyist or a professional – When I did photography as a hobby, I was super laid back with every aspect, now it’s the only job I have….you better believe my thinking and the way I approach it is different…I want your experience to be so good that you feel confident in my skills, you aren’t guessing what to expect, you know you can always ask questions, you know what you are paying up front without hidden costs…that it’s so easy, it makes you want to get family photos annually.
At the end of the day, when you are choosing your photographer, so much more goes into the decision than just the cost.