Cost of doing business + small business taxes (40%) + small profit to feed my growing children
Photography is a creative enterprise. But it is also a means to feed my family. My pricing structure is the same as any small business, tasty lattes or cozy t shirts. Its the same process.
Particularly in the area of birth, it is a new investment to grasp. The average wedding photographer charges $3000 for 12 hours of service on a scheduled date and time frame. Imagine booking a wedding photographer, letting them know that you will wed sometime in September and the wedding could be 2 hours long or 28 hours long and you will only know when you are needed a few hours or less ahead of time.
Perhaps this helps with perspective? I take this job deep to my heart, and it is my dream to provide you and your family with beautiful photos & film to remember these fleeting days. This job is not even close to a lottery ticket, but it is my dream job and that pays an unmeasurable dividend. If this is an investment that is challenging for you and your family, please do not hesitate to reach out and we can explore some options. I even love a good old fashioned barter ;)