Wall Art, Pricing, And Price List

I thought I should announce that my prices will be changing this summer. I know, everyone dreads price shifts, but I’m transitioning to focus more on wall art and products as opposed to digital files. While I still will offer digital files, they won’t be inclusive to our sessions any longer as you deserve more of the opportunity to embellish your homes with pictures of you and your loved ones.

My main goal, as a photographer, is to capture moments of you, your child(ren), your loved ones that are worthframing and having on your walls and not in your camera roll. I want you to value these memories and moments, because they’re worth valuing. Having them in your home has so many benefits and it also acts as a time machine; pulling you back and fully remembering that session and that interaction. Those memories are worthremembering and preserving, and I want to take the responsibility of what to do with those digital files away from you. Let me help you preserve them, getting them off your hard drive, cloud, or camera roll and onto your walls.

As of July 1, 2019 I will no longer have books and albums smaller than 10×10 on my price list. This is due primarily for quality reasons, as I feel the 8×8 is just too small to be an appropriate showcase of your session. With this reduction, it allows me to offer more pages within your books and albums!

Gallery blocks, similar to canvas wraps but without the texture (in a nutshell) will no longer be offered smaller than 12×12. Similar to books and albums, I just feel the 8×8 or 8×10 are too small to truly showcase your photographs. While this will be apart of my firefly mini marathon sessions, they won’t be available to purchase al a carte any further.

Gift prints, also known as loose prints, will require a minimum $50.00 order to “unlock” this option. Some sessions may include a complimentary 5×7 or 8×10 in the future. I will also be offering keepsake boxes with complimentary USB drives for your session in 5×7 or 8×10. These keepsake boxes and USB drive can be customized with your favorite image(s) from your session and can hold up to 100 images per box ranging from 4×6 up to the desired box size. This is a great way to preserve your gift prints and USB drive if you’re giving them as a gift or looking for a modern and stylish way to showcase and preserve them. Keepsake boxes with the USB drive will be complimentary for any gift print purchase over $200.00 ($60.00 value).

Of course, any framed wall art print, gallery block purchase or book and/or album purchase will include their corresponding digital file for those selected image(s) or al a cart at their price listed within your contract or session price sheet. Any sessions currently under contract will not have their included products effected.

You Get What You Pay For…

I’m sure you’ve heard, “you get what you pay for”. My husband says it to me at least once a month. I’m a huge bargain hunter, I can’t help it. I LOVE a good deal, and it’s amplified when it’s something I need. However, I don’t think it’s often recognized, what you get for the cost. 

A LITTLE COMPARISON..

Finding a deal and getting a deal are two separate ideas. That shirt you’ve been eyeing at a boutique for $36.99 versus a similar shirt at a big retail store for $19.99. They’re not the same shirt, yet they’re similar in color or style. The price tag alone calls you and you rejoice! However, that boutique shirt stays on your mind. The fabric of the retail store isn’t the same, the color/style is off, and the fit isn’t the fit of that boutique shirt. By the time you decide to go buy that boutique shirt, it’s no longer available. That boutique shirt wasn’t made for bulk orders to accommodate national store’s demands, it was made for an ideal consumer that goes beyond the basic concept of clothing someone. 

THE REALITY..

I think that too many people expect photographers to be cheap; because that’s how many get their start and it becomes a moot, yet frustrating, expectation. Yes, uncle Bob can snap a picture; but does uncle Bob create a timeless photograph? Uncle Bob is free, for a reason; and unfortunately you’ll find that out at the point where the moment has passed and that memory is now captured in whatever uncle Bob managed to get. 

Image courtesy of Imgur ” Jokes on them, I look better blurry!”

by dudezaplenti 21 April 2017

When you book a photographer, for any need, you’re paying for many factors that include their expertise, knowledge, and skill. Similar to what went into the price of that boutique shirt that you had fallen in love with. There are purchases, and then there are investments. Are you looking for a photographer to simply take a picture that will pop up once a year in your social media feed; or are you looking for a professional that will capture you – in that moment – to remember forever? One is a purchase, and the other is an investment. 

Don’t trust your time, money, and memories with someone who doesn’t value them. YOU are important. Why aren’t your memories?