Thankfully I don't have to pay for school photos, but I am wondering how on earth some people make money taking photos?
The photos done for Natalie's school aren't done by a big company but an individual that owns her own studio. Anyway got the proofs today and took a good look, they are incredibly cute (that's not difficult since the subject (Natalie) is so adorable, but the focus is off on several of them, and she blew here shirt in every shot, to top it when I see "Professional" work I want to see consistency in the exposure, that's not there one picture will be dark while others are bright.
Then I get to pricing.
$45.00 for 4 - 3" x 5" photos = $12.50 each (though you can't by them solo)
$18.00 for the class photo (assuming 5" x 7" but it doesn't say)
or you can get her "Best Buy Variety Pack", this is a total joke.
$40.00 for 1 - 3" x 5" and a class photo in easel (Which I think is just a cardboard frame)
How is this a deal? Shouldn't it be $30.50 you know the value of a single 3" x 5" + class photo?
I took some really cute photos at the park with Natalie, so those are what I will be using for her Fall pictures. I will be purchasing the class photo alone from the studio and that's it.