What you need to know about hiring a photographer v3

February 20, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

     You will be able to find a photographer that meets your price point in the Columbus metropolitan area.  Early in your search it is best to establish a budget.  Establishing a budget and sticking to it will prevent being blind sided.  Communicate your budget numbers and make sure you and the photography studio have reached agreement on what the experience is going to cost.

    Most photography studios base their pricing on two cost factors, the sitting fee, and prints.  This price structure allows them to advertise a relatively low price to get people in the door and then plus up the price with packages,  individual prints, and other products; keep in mind there are opportunities here for negotiation.  

     Be mindful of the fact that it may make sense to set a higher budget if you are celebrating a special event.  Experienced photographers that have a unique style and more creative ideas that will best document your event tend to cost more.


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