Okay, so I want to talk about a rather touchy subject that I know is weighing on your minds. Whether you speak about it or not, I know that everyone is wondering why a boudoir session is so darn pricey. I mean come on, really; if you can go to Shutterfly and Snapfish and order prints for $xx why do professional photographers charge hundreds of dollars for these sessions and products? I hope to shed some light on the question!
Not only are we professional photographers with years of training and experience, but most of us are working folks just like you. And if we are lucky, some of us get to live our dream through our work; meaning that this is our only means of income (that's me). I mustn’t forget to mention the children, husbands and wives who see very little of us anymore. So, it has to be worth it, right?
Have you ever thought about the time it takes to upload a picture and then "edit" it? Next, you need to order it or print it out, right? Well, multiply this by 300 shots per session across multiple sessions per week. Consider the countless hours of editing and you might just get a glimpse at a very small part of my job as your photographer. I live and breathe this job. Making every image into a work of art—a masterpiece—is what I strive for. Each image is stared at and tweaked, over and over, to get it just right so that when you get the final reveal, VIOLA! Your breath is taken away! That is why I pour myself into every image. After the dinners and dishes and kids and husband are tended to I spend HOURS not sleeping, not relaxing on the couch—but hours staring at you, and perfecting your session.
Now, let's talk about the rest of what goes in to making you the vixen/goddess/hot mama you always knew you were.
There's studio lighting; classes to keep us current on style and new technology; expensive editing software; our studio space and furniture; our hair and makeup artists' salaries—they're pros too; and pose coaching—have you ever looked at a picture and thought, "If only she arched her back a little more.."No? Well we do—all...the...time! We pay to take the classes and use the tools necessary so that we are prepared when you step in to our studio. We can guide you and coach you to perfection.
Michelle – working her magic
As the the old saying goes, "You get what you pay for," right?
Bye bye Snapfish.