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Is cheaper better?

The one thing I hear over and over again!  Is your too expensive?  I ask you this……how much would you pay for that one just one drop dead gorgeous photograph of your children?  To me it would be priceless!

Here is an example…..How much do you pay for your hair and nails to be done?  I bet it is comparable to the cost of a photo shoot.  Which out the two lasts longer?  We all know hands down the photo’s will last an eternity!  Give your children and your great grandchildren the gift they will be forever thankful for.

Then why is it very common to hear this objective?  We are trained to be bargain shoppers.  We as consumers search and search until we find the lowest price!  It really is just the way our mindset is.  I am here to tell you, you may have found the best ‘deal’ but does that person know the in’s and out’s of what you are really looking for?  You need to be able to weed out the bad people please refer to my article Avoiding the FAUXtographer Cheaper really doesn’t mean better nor does more images really mean better.  Cheaper is lack of knowledge. This type of person is devaluing the profession as a whole.  We need to add value back to it. It is called paying for quality vs Quantity. Please do not get me wrong I realize that we all have to start somewhere. BUT as a whole find a mentor and study them and pick their brain. This really is the best way to get started in this industry.

As a consumer, how much do you get paid on a daily basis?  Or even for 2 days?  We as photographer’s put a lot of time, money and effort into our work more then what most of you think that there is.  Here is a graph that makes it a little easier to understand what we do with our time and why a photo shoot costs more.

 

Photograph from the Photo Editor

Just remember when shopping around you want to make sure you hire someone who knows what they are doing as you want to enjoy these images for a lifetime and beyond! Another thing to consider there are no 2 photographer’s out there that are a like.  So it does make the decision that much harder!

Ask questions before you book to make sure that it will be a good fit! When you come to Stacey Hanlon Photography it is an experience.  One that I don’t want my clients to forget.  I like to educate my clients as I feel that is very important and most photographers miss this step.  I am not the type to just hand you a disk and that be the end of it.  I create a relationship with each and every one of my clients. This is important to remember when paying a higher price you are paying for the consumer experience as well as quality not quantity.

Don’t forget to ask about my referral discount!

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