The total charge is composed of two components:
1. Session Fee:
The session fee, which in other cases is roughly about 60$ an hour, goes towards my time and my expertise in setting up the equipment and taking the pictures. The session fee includes an online slideshow preview, which stays online for a month or two which you can share with friends and family. This does not include charges for the photos or CD.
2. Per Print Fee:
Per print fee for each photograph that the client likes and wants to develop into a print. Once I take the photos, I work on the raw images on a computer software program (Photoshop), where I do enhancements, color balancing etc. I also do cosmetic changes like making the skin look softer, hide blemishes etc. This kind of work is specialized and requires significant amount of my time. Following are my standard rates based on the number of prints selected and the size:
Photo size in inches Price per print
1 5x7 $18
2 8x10 $30
3 8x12 $40
4 10x13 $50
5 11x14 $75
6 16x20 $100
Referral Program: I am offering incentives for my clients to send referrals from people they may know who want their portraits taken. For every client that you send my way I am willing to give a 8x10 copy of their selected image free.