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Michelle Ochoa
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/4/2005
 

Family & Portrait photography prices


I hope all you pros out there can help me. I'm taking a photo class, and I need to compare a few other photographers' prices on family photo shoots. Many photographers out here want to meet with you, or don't want to help if you tell them you're a student. I know we're all family here, so I hope you can help.

If you choose to accept this mission, please list what your sitting fee is, the duration of the sitting, studio or on location, whether you shoot film or digital, your reprint prices/sizes, and whether you offer any additional services (like touch ups, collages, etc) and their prices. I appreciate your help so much, and I'm sure it will help others!


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10/26/2005 10:28:08 AM

 
Joanna Pecha
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/5/2003
  These prices vary greatly. What is the photographers experience, using pro gear? Geographical location, ie: rural or city? too many variables for any one definitive answer. I'd like to help, but the numbers are just so very drastically different!


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10/26/2005 1:46:50 PM

 
Cyndee Wanyonyi
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/7/2005
  Michelle,
Joanna is right. There are many factors that come in to figuring out pricing for photography. However, I do have pricing on my website. Take a look
Cyndee ><<>
www.ashkiphoto.com


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10/26/2005 2:56:50 PM

 
Michelle Ochoa
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/4/2005
  My assigment was simply to ask what other people's prices are. Then I am to analyze why one would be more or less than the other. As per your example Joanna regarding rural or city, experience, equipment, etc. Those are good questions to ask when looking for a professional! Any help I can get is great, and thank you Cynthis for letting me take a look at your pricing structure.


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10/26/2005 3:34:46 PM

 
Cyndee Wanyonyi
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/7/2005
  well, heck, Michelle! I've got plenty of websites referred to me for web design. They have prices...

www.karenleephotography.com
www.workofheartphoto.com
www.alwphotography.com
www.rachelabsher.com

Cyndee ><>


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10/26/2005 5:03:59 PM

 
Kimberly J. Whipps
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/10/2005
  Per your request, hope this helps...

SESSION FEE

My Studio - $25 per hour
Location of Your Choice- $40 per hour

PRINTS - a la carte

8 Wallets - $12
4x6 - $6
5x7 - $10
8x10 - $15
11x14 - $30
16x20 - $50
20x24 - $80

*COLLAGES - No creation fee

5x15 - $25 16x20 - $65
10x13 - $30 20x20 - $80
12x12 - $35 20x24 - $100
10x20 - $45 10x30 - $130
16x16 - $55 20x30 - $150

*SLIDESHOW

$95 per song
$25 each additional copy
Slideshow finished on DVD.

I shoot digital only. Have a great day.


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10/26/2005 7:46:14 PM

 
Debbie Del Tejo
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/30/2005
  I Live in Virginia. sitting fee is $125.00 per session and $225.00 for on location photography

4x5 or 4x6 is $15.00
5x7 is $30.00
8x10 is $40.00

11x14 is $289.00 and comes mounted on canvas

16x20 is $489.00 and comes mounte on canvas

etc etc etc.

Hope I helped.


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10/26/2005 8:16:00 PM

 
Christy Jackme
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/3/2005
  Michelle-
You can view my prices at www.throughtheseeyesphotography.com- I use the Digital Rebel. No lighting to speak of. Just natural light. Also, if you go to www.isabellchase.com you will find a list of participating photographers. Click on it and you'll have access to over 100 portrait photographer sites. And they are all over the country. So you can get an idea of regional structure. Hope this helps!


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10/27/2005 6:00:46 AM

 
Michelle Ochoa
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/4/2005
  Thank you all for your help! That will definitely get me started!


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10/27/2005 11:10:13 AM

 
Laurie    I too am looking for how to price information. This is all helpful. But I had to tell Chris Hall that I just popped on your website and it's beautiful. Very creative and your passion for children and photography is very evident. You go girl!


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10/6/2006 10:41:29 AM

 
Danielle E. Rutter
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/4/2006
  I'm in Pittsburgh and my prices are right between Debbie and Kim. You can see them on my site at www.tinytoesportraits.com.


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10/7/2006 5:00:01 AM

 
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