Thinking of hiring a photographer?  But think that it is just too expensive.  Here is a list of what you are actually paying for:

  • Someone who can create images that will meet your requirement
  • Camera equipment
  • Lighting equipment
  • Computer equipment
  • Image editing software
  • Hundreds of hours of education and training required to operate all of the above effectively
  • Planning for your session
  • Finding the perfect location / researching locations (which ones might have fees associated)
  • Data storage and back-ups
  • Studio space or location fees
  • Transportation costs
  • Promotion and website costs
  • Telephone and internet services
  • Income and sales tax
  • Business insurance
  • A living wage so the photographer can pay for food, housing, and all other living expenses

Still think that hiring a professional photographer is expensive?