okay... so I have a small business for photography which is insanely busy! I have booked three appointments for next week already! I am a full time teacher, and have two very small children. I only charge $30 per hour for a sitting fee with a $30 minimum cause I dont have loads of confidence yet, and openly tell people that I am working on my portfolio still. I also dont charge much over cost for prints at this time.
So this lady today (in my family no less...) calls me up and tells me that she took her kids to wal mart today and was not happy with their group pictures. So could I please take some group shots for her, and since she only wanted a few, would it still be $30... I told her yes it would still be $30 because I would still have to plan on spending my time with her family and would be unable to schedule any more clients for that afternoon.
Am I being unreasonable?!?
Wife to Rich~ 8/16/03 Mom to Nathan~ 9/30/07
your fees are not high at all. that woman is on crack to be asking you that. stand your ground!
that's great that you're busy.
Gwen, Mommy to Andrew, Jordan, Natalie & Jack
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$30 is a bargain - and what is she thinking? Charge her double!
Even though you're new and still portfolio building, I'd totally up your prices to at least $50 to make it worth your while. Definitely stand your ground!
Krissy, mommy to Violet and Noah
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Aww! thanks girls! I feel much better now! I dont think I am good enough to charge $50, but thank you for the compliment!! lol!!
This lady is seriously probably addicted to some type of illegal drug! She is kinda crazy!