Senior portrait pricing

Discussion in 'General Shop Talk' started by Johnboy2978, Aug 3, 2006.

  1. Johnboy2978

    Johnboy2978 No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2004
    Messages:
    1,795
    Likes Received:
    29
    Location:
    Southwest Virginia
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    What do you guys think is a reasonable price for senior portraits? A co-worker of my wife saw some of my work and asked if I would be willing to do senior pics for her son. She said that the school photographer is charging $450 and isn't that pleased with his past work. So, I thought I'd have him come by the house, do a few "formal" shots in his tux with studio lighting and then go to a local park for some more casual shots. The "formal" ones would consist of a simple black BG as I don't have props or muslin BGs. I figured I'd probably edit a couple formal shots and maybe 10 or so casual shots and present it to mom. From there, I could send selected ones for printing or let her do it since they will be print ready. If I send them, I will add whatever the actual prints cost. So what is reasonable to ask for this. I figure a couple hours shooting + 2-4 hours editing. I think $150 or 175 is fair, thoughts?
     
  2. Alison

    Alison Swiss Army Friend Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2004
    Messages:
    9,469
    Likes Received:
    95
    Location:
    TX
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I think that seems very reasonable. I have some packages that parents can choose from, typically people get an 8X10, a few 5X7s and around 50-100 wallets and I charge about $250. Good luck with the shoot and I hope you'll share the results with us!
     
  3. fotogenik

    fotogenik TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2006
    Messages:
    345
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Louisville, Kentucky
    My wife saw an add in some coupon paper we got the other day offering 48 wallets for 48 dollars and no sitting fee. No mention of larger sizes but I am sure they could be added a'la'carte or however you spell that.
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page
how much is reasonable for senior portraits?
,
reasonable price for senior photos
,
reasonable pricing for senior
,
reasonable senior portrait cost
,
senior picture prices
,
senior picture pricing
,
senior portrait cost? forums
,

senior portrait pricing

,
what is a reasonable price for senior picture
,
what is a reasonable price for senior portraits