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01 Mar 2024

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When to Raise Prices | Diana’s Thursday Thoughts

Raising your rates can be a difficult decision – when to do it, what is fair enough to charge, and will anyone think you’re worth it?

The rates you set for portraits and wedding coverage matters. Each check goes into the end of the year money bucket which is basically, what you’ll be making annually as a full-time photographer. Taking that into consideration, it’s important to price your services in hopes that you book enough to make a decent living.


Touching Base with the Bride before the Wedding | Diana’s Thursday Thoughts

As brides prepare for their wedding, wedding photographers are also preparing to successfully capture the big day. I prefer to touch base with my brides and CC the planner by email to ask for specific lists, touch base on the schedule, and sweetly remind the couple of the balance due. I send an email requesting specific information approximately 2-3 weeks out from the date as not to get lost with all the other last minute details. Knowing these things give me time to address any concerns, and also knowing the vendor details already preps me for a ready to go blog post and blog submission to popular wedding blogs so I don’t have to ask after the couple returns from their honeymoon.