How much does it cost?From the moment you enquire, feel free to call, email, message, or ask me any questions you might have. I am available to help with wardrobe and any other aspects of your session you have questions about. Lifestyle sessions are scheduled Monday to Friday. The final edited digital images will be made available for download from your own password protected online gallery. While I do offer other products, USB, Canvasses and matte prints, you are not obligated to purchase anything outside of the packages listed below. Visit the FAQ Page for terms
Lifestyle sessions scheduled during the week between Monday – Friday depending on availability.
60 minute session
exclusive location or at-home session
30 minimum edited images
Final images delivered via online gallery
(ENQUIRE WITHIN FOR 2 HOUR SESSIONS)
Additional Add-ons +
Parent / Photo album + R700 ( 28 Page, A4 , Landscape album with personalised cover )
USB + R200 each ( Includes images on USB )
DVD + R100 each ( Includes digital images on a disc )
Your Online gallery will be available for 3 months
40 km round trips are included in all of my lifestyle collections in East London
A flat rate for travel applies for locations one or more hours outside of East London
Courier for delivery of final images will be added to the client’s account if required
Professional prints, canvasses and products available by request
Tips for choosing your portrait photographer
A portrait or family session is an investment of memories. It’s a great way to chronicle the family and gives you an image to put on the wall of your home. Invest in a photographer who’s style you connect with – this is the most important part! Book someone you connect with personally, and feel comfortable around. Book someone you can trust with your memories, and trust in their advice and expertise. It is a good idea to spend a decent amount of time looking at photographer’s portfolios on the web to get an idea of your likes and dislikes.
Why are photographer’s so expensive?
One of the most common misconceptions about photographers is that on average they are overpriced. Many clients often wonder why full time professional photographers charge so much, but in order to support oneself as a full time photographer, this is necessary.
For calculation purposes I will be using a one hour photography collection.
Time spent working on a shoot from start to finish:
• initial marketing
• advice, expertise and consultation
• communications, responding to queries and questions
• gear prep, charging, preparing cards, servicing equipment
• travel to and from first session
• the time spent on location for 1 hour
• 30 min post prep and camera breakdown
• 1 hour downloading, backing up of images
• 1 hour importing photos into software, and culling of images
• 3+ hours editing (more if skin needs retouching)
• exporting and uploading to USB if required
• uploading to the online gallery
• 1 hour admin and marketing, posting to social media, and client galleries
• 1 hour creating album design if ordered
• 1 hours printing, packaging of final collection
• travel and delivery of final album / images
Photographers do not only work when we are holding the camera.
These hours add up quickly.
-Travel and fuel
-Printing and Packaging
Other expenses and time allocation:
Internet, Advertising and Marketing, Workshops, learning and continued education, gear, computers, transportation, software, website fees, office overhead fees, printing, banking fees, accounting fees, membership fees, taxes, servicing of equipment, communicating with other vendors/coordinator, researching, scouting exclusive locations, and administration costs.
Yes, photographers are expensive.
But, when you take into account all of the work that goes into a single session for the photographer, the expenses, the quality of the work, and the value of the product you are receiving it makes a lot more sense why photographers are priced the way that they are. Additionally, full time photographers are going to have a business which can support themselves and their family full time and withstand the test of time more than a few years.