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  1. LarissaPhotography

    LarissaPhotography TPF Noob!

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    How many of your customers do you usually get returning? Do they return for the same type of pictures?
     
  2. JerryPH

    JerryPH No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Again, these kinds of questions are best asked in the section reserved for professionals, but, different situations have different statistics. People seem to order more doubles and what not from weddings than individual portrait shots.
     
  3. ksmattfish

    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    A lot of my portrait business is from people who are first exposed to me through a wedding. I get couples returning for baby and family portraits, younger brothers and sisters calling for senior portraits, friends of the couple hiring me for their engagement portraits, weddings, etc... So far I haven't had anyone return for another wedding shoot. :)
     
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    I am a commercial photographer. Most my clients return and stay. I think (do not know) in the retail world they do not return.

    Keep in mind that hobbyists take pictures. Pros take photographs.

    Love & Bass
     
  5. Christie Photo

    Christie Photo No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    This is close to how I think. Except, I RARELY "take" any images. Rather, I CREATE them. If it was simply a matter of taking what's there, what's my job?

    Now back to the original question.... usually ALL of my customers return. If they don't, then I must conclude that I lost them. Our customers are ours to keep or loose. If I somehow fail to satisfy them, they'll choose someone else the next time they need photography.

    -Pete
     
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    eyeye TPF Noob!

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    huh? :er:
     
  7. Mike_E

    Mike_E No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL
     
  8. gryphonslair99

    gryphonslair99 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I always thought it was hobbyists are artists and Pros are prostitutes. :D :lol: :lmao:
     
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    Chiller Mental case

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    Mine never return[​IMG]
     
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    Exactly! When people speak of hobbyists moving in on professional territory I like to say "the sluts are taking over the prostitutes".

    Love & Bass
     
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    Snobbery! Its actually kind of funny considering the quality of some professional's work.

    :)
     

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