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The Photographer’s Pricing System: Get paid what you’re worth for portraits and weddings by Alicia Caine

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5. Pricing Consistency for Weddings and Other Specialty Sessions

Some specialty sessions won’t fit neatly into the portrait pricing model discussed so far. For instance, weddings aren’t like the typical portrait session. The locations are determined by the client, the products are different, the amount of shooting time and post work is completely different, there can be more than you working the event, you don’t get the opportunity to reshoot or extend the shooting time, and so on. You are on their clock; ultimately, they call the shots, and you are paid to show up and document. Likewise, mini-sessions, a holiday season favorite for many clients, are not simply scaled-down portrait sessions but require their own approach to keep what can be an ...

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