Tonight, I sell myself to some woman I've never met before, and only spoke to on the phone.
She wants me to photograph her wedding, and I’m torn about how to price it.
On the one hand, I hate shooting weddings, so, if I put a ridiculous price tag on it, she’ll likely pass on hiring me. HOWEVER: If she agrees to my £800 fee, she’ll expect something magical from the photos…and I don’t know if I can do magical. I can do borderline decent, at best.
On the other, I’ll be getting paid to take photos, which is something that I love doing. So, I should maybe stick to my initial calculations of around £300, for a 2 hour shoot, 20 edits and no album. with an extra £80 for a hardcover photobook ( printed on the pages, not just a photo album with prints slotted in ).
I’ve got a portfolio prepared and a form to fill in the details…the rest, I’ll just wing.
Going to some random woman’s house on Wednesday at 8pm, to discuss wither or not I’m a good candidate to hire to shoot her wedding or not.
I think I prefer this sorta way to do it…a face to face meet, where I can show off my folio ( additional note to self: sort out a folio of some kind ) and really find out what she expects from a photographer. I mean, if what she wants is something I’m not, I’ve no problem telling her I’m not the man for the job.
Now I just need to figure out a price. 2 hours maximum, of during the service and some photos outside. From what I can tell from googling about, the average price is £500-£1000.
That seems helluva expensive to me…any thoughts on how much I should be charging ?
Him: Do you remember that day you fell outta my window?
Her: I sure do, you came jumping out after me.
Him: Well, you fell on the concrete, nearly broke your ass, you were bleeding all over the place and I rushed you out to the hospital, you remember that?
Her: Yes I do.
Him: Well there’s something I never told you about that night.
Her: What didn’t you tell me?
Him: While you were sitting in the backseat smoking a cigarette you thought was gonna be your last, I was falling deep, deeply in love with you, and I never told you til just now.”—Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros - Home