All About Pricing

Listed below are a few of the many services and products offered. Prices may vary depending on the type of session booked, the location, and the props and backgrounds requested. Be sure to contact me as well, as I can work with you to design a package that will provide you with the best value. I want everyone to be able to own beautiful pictures. Please let me know if  you have financial constraints.  I will do my very best to work with you and make my services and products affordable for you.

Check, card and cash are all accepted as well as  installment payments.

Portrait Session Fee:

1 hour – $150

each additional hour – $100

Includes online proofing gallery and 3  high resolution,retouched digital images.

Additional Digital Images:

1 image – $35

4 images – $100

10 images – $200

A la Carte Print Pricing:

Purchased With Digital Image              Purchased Without Digital Image

5×7 – $7                                                    $15

8 x 10 – $10                                          $25

11 x 14 – $15                                               $55

16×20 – $25                                               $75

9 wallets $10                                            $25

Packages are offered at discounted prices and print credits are included with many packages. Example – Senior Package B – $300 (1 hour session, 10 digital images plus $75 print credit towards the purchase of prints.)

Multiple prints of same image are offered at discounted prices.

Larger sizes are available. Please ask for pricing.

Custom sizes are available.

Canvas Prints:

11×14 2″ gallery wrap – $150.00

other sizes available

Metal Prints:

11×14 metal print – $175.00

other sizes available

Custom Designed Birth Announcements, Graduation Announcements and Holiday Cards: start at  $100.00

Storyboards and Collages: start at $75.00

Custom Designed Coffee Table Books: start at $250.00

Custom Designed Flush Mount Albums: start at $600.00

Multi-device Slideshow with Music and Special Effects: $150.00

Custom Built, Hand-Painted Frames –  start at $150.00

Weddings: start at $1350.00

Retouching: $100/hour

For complete pricing and product offering please visit your online gallery or contact me: 303-250-2644 or sue@suedanielsphotography.com

Prints and other goods are subject to applicable Colorado state and local sales taxes.

**Understanding Pricing

Anyone can snap a picture, bring it to Target, Costco, or the local camera store and get it printed for about 19 cents. Printing costs, however, are only a miniscule portion of a custom photographer’s cost of doing business. Let’s take, for example, a typical 1 hour session. Here’s what you are really paying for when you hire a pro.

1 -The Photographer’s Time

  • phone calls, e-mails, pre and post session meetings and discussions – .5 to 2 hours
  • photographer’s session prep time – 1 hour (either preparing lighting, backgrounds and equipment in the studio or packing and loading equipment, driving to a location and setting up/breaking down equipment, unloading)
  • photographer’s shooting time – 1 hour
  • assistant’s time – 1 hour
  • post processing time – uploading images from memory cards to computer, culling, editing, cropping, retouching, enhancing, applying special affects, loading to online gallery – 2 to 4 hours
  • total time for a 1 hour session usually amounts to between 6 and 8 hours of a photographer’s time

2. Overhead

Each session has to cover a percentage of the overhead a photographer incurs in doing business.  Some of my overhead costs are:

  • Marketing and advertising
  • Utilities
  • Insurance
  • Clerical labor
  • Photography Assistant
  • Account/Legal Services
  • Office supplies
  • Equipment repairs
  • Cleaning
  • Website hosting
  • Licenses and professional fees
  • Ongoing education and training

3 . Equipment Investment

This includes cameras, lenses, filters, studio strobes, light stands, tripods, light modifiers, reflectors, backgrounds,  computers, monitors, memory cards, flash units, carrying and storage cases and other accessories.  Professional equipment provides excellent results  but is expensive. The financial investment a professional photographer makes in her equipment is huge but absolutely necessary. It is also an ongoing expense as equipment quickly becomes obsolete because technology advances so rapidly. My equipment is valued at somewhere around $30,000. Each year I budget to spend between $3,000 and $5,000 on new equipment.

4. The Photographer’s Education, Training and Experience.

5. The Photographer’s Artistry.

6. The Reliability, Dependability and Accountability of a professionally run business.

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