SemiCharmedLife Photography - Pricing Guidelines

 

Below are my pricing guidelines. Final costs are dependent on your specific circumstances and requirements.

Unique & Artistic Natural Light Portraiture and Event Photography

Time Commitment (hours)

Proofs To Choose From

(averages)

Lightly Edited

&

Artistic/Cosmetic Treatment

(averages)

Average Cost

Family/Group or Child Session - 1 to 4 people

2 - 3

75 - 100

25 - 30 Light Editing

6 - 10 Treated

$350

Family/Group or Child Session - 5 to 7 people

2 - 3

75 - 100

25 - 30 Light Editing

6 - 12 Treated

$450

Family/Group Session - 8  and up

2 - 3

75 - 100

25 - 30 Light Editing

6 - 12 Treated

$750

Spring and Fall Season Promotions

(When Advertised)

 

1.5 – 2

60

25 - 30 Light Editing

6 - 10 Treated

the above discounted 10%

Band Promo, Concert Photography,General Promo, Birthdays, Corporate, Larger Groups and Events First Time Client Discount - 20%

 

1 - 6

50- 300

25 - 30 Light Editing

6 - 20 Treated

$250 - $2,500

Headshots (Special Request Only)

1 - 2

25

10 - 25 Light Editing

4 - 6 Treated

$150 - $250

 School Senior Session

  • 1 - 2 hour senior session at an outdoor location

  • Unlimited wardrobe changes

1 - 2

50

10 - 25 Light Editing

6 - 10 Treated

$200 - $500

Other Services:

  • Full Retouching/Editing for additional photos

      $25 per photo

Other Events:

  • Gymnastic

  • Cheer / Dance / Color Guard

  • Dance / Ballet

  • Swim

  • Dive

  • Basketball

By Appointment & Specific Requirements

 

1. Park/Venue Fees Additional (if applicable)

2. Discount for Weekdays:  During Promo periods - 10% / Non promo periods 25%

 

 

 

Services (What Is Included):

  • Local travel and setup
  • Proofs - processed for white balance correction, cropped, and have other minor corrections.
  • Treated - hand crafted/processed images. They have additional processing to correct and make minor cosmetic adjustments, and to add visual and artistic appeal to the image. Sample treatments are provided.  Photos for treatment are chosen from the proofs.
  • Price includes a Personal Use Royalty Free digital copy of all the processed photos (lightly edited  + fully treated). There are no additional charges for the photos.
  • Price Includes a client accessible gallery on my website
  • The gallery links can be shared with friends and family. Full resolution originals can be downloaded from the gallery at any time and are included.
  • I provide no printing or media. Printing and product fulfillment can be done through my website which is integrated with several high quality fulfillment providers/labs including Mpix labs, and it is same as going direct through Mpix. Alternately, the photos can be downloaded and processed through a vendor/processor of your choice.
  • Turnaround time is 1 - 2 weeks for all the photos. I usually I start providing some initial sample treated/processed images within a week or two after the session and the gallery is created.

 

What factors dictate cost? See Full article on Angie’s List:

http://www.angieslist.com/articles/how-much-do-professional-family-portraits-cost.htm

 

Expertise is the main factor that dictates the price a professional photographer charges. With more experience, a professional photographer typically charges more.

Time is important, too. A photographer generally charges more for longer sessions, but families often get better pictures and more options to choose from when they spend more time with the photographer.

Finally, photographers have to invest in their equipment and must charge certain rates to help pay for high-tech gear. The quality of photography equipment, however, will contribute to a quality picture, so it's worth paying more if your budget allows.

 

Weddings / Larger Events (By Special Arrangement Only)

 

Below are my pricing guidelines. I am somewhat flexible depending on your specific circumstances and requirements.

 

Size

Hours

Proofs (avg.)

Treated (avg.)

2nd Photographer

Avg. Price

Small

2 - 3

75 - 150

14 - 20

N/A

$900 - $2000

Medium

4 - 6

20 - 250

20 - 30

N/A

$2,000 - $4,500

Large

8+

250  - 400

30 - 50

Included

$4,500 - $8,000+

 

For small/medium weddings a second photographers if requested is an additional $400

 

Services (What Is Included):

  • Hours in the field includes travel time and setup.
  • Proofs - processed for white balance correction, cropped, and have other minor corrections.
  • Treated - hand crafted/processed images. They have additional processing to correct and make minor cosmetic adjustments, and to add visual and artistic appeal to the image. Sample treatments are provided.  Photos for treatment are chosen from the proofs.
  • Price includes a Personal Use Royalty Free digital copy of all the processed photos (lightly edited + fully treated). There are no additional charges for the photos.
  • Price Includes a client accessible gallery on my website
  • The gallery links can be shared with friends and family. Full resolution originals can be downloaded from the gallery at any time and are included.
  • I provide no printing or media. Printing and product fulfillment can be done through my website which is integrated with several high quality fulfillment providers/labs including Mpix labs, and it is same as going direct through Mpix. Alternately, the photos can be downloaded and processed through a vendor/processor of your choice.
  • Turnaround time is 2 - 8 weeks for all the photos. I usually I start providing some initial sample treated/processed images within a week or two after the session and the gallery is created.