Hope you all had a fantastic holiday break. It was nice to have some time off, but as always I'm ready to get back to photographing all my beautiful clients :)
This year we aren't changing our prices and we are keeping the inclusive package + a la carte add ons. As a photographer, I get asked about pricing often so I thought I would shed some light on the value of professional photography.
Photographs capture moments and memories and the growth of yourself and your families. Don't wait until 5 pounds from now...you deserve to be remembered as you are, right now because you are loved. Don't shy away from being in front of the camera because your family doesn't care about how tall or skinny or perfect you are. You never know what tomorrow will bring, so enjoy life and exist in photographs for them, for your children.
So much time and effort goes into the careful production of my clients images and this is why they are priced the way they are. The cost of my time adds up to anywhere between 5-15 hours per session just in emails, preparation, photographing, editing, training. Then there are the costs of sets, props, location fees, editing software, gear and maintenance, image sharing programs, etc. At the end of the day, all of the above time and equipment would mean nothing if your photographer isn't going to provide you with quality photographs.
I understand there are cheaper photographers, often new to the trade or hobbyists, and there are more expensive photographers, who have put even more time and efforts into perfecting their craft. A professional spends hours learning and improving their craft, which is why a true professional only cares about providing an excellent product. But all of these things add up to why professional photographers charge what they do...because we have to value our time away from our families and because we have to make a living and pay for all of the things that make up a perfect photograph.
Please understand that our pricing structure exists so that we can provide you with the most excellent service at the best price we can offer!
Thanks for reading! Happy January everyone!
xo Emily Lauren
P.S. Check out this Before and After Image...just a little sample of the kind of editing that goes into making your photos perfect and keeping your little families safe :)