Anyone interested

Since I have brought the subject of pricing I have been wondering if any of you out there are interested in me putting together my cost breakdown for my business. How at my $400 session pricing is it a hobby?
If there is enough interest I will put it out there for public knowledge. If there is a small amount I will just email you my info because you know this stuff is very personal. I would love to help those out there with there with pricing questions and those who want to see if it’s worth it go forward or for those who should raise their prices. And this info could be good for clients to understand too.
Anyways let me know (make a comment or contact me) and I can get the information together in a few days. I have asked my NERD husband to help me put it together. He understands business very well, but let me say HE LET ME RUN my business. If I would have let him do anything my goals would have been more into the making money range.

Peace Out!

  • I would be VERY interested–whether you post it on the blog or email. I have been trying to make the “business or not” decision. The biggest part of that decision is whether/how photography can be a business and still allow me to be a mom. Thanks for sharing your personal story.ReplyCancel

  • Amy

    I am very interested! This is a place where I struggle!!ReplyCancel

  • I am also interested in your thinking. I’m pursing this as a business, and my sessions are also around $400. And I do work partime as I also have small children. But I’m still finding it hard to MAKE any money. And well, I think a $400 session is pretty expensive…so if you have any insight I’d love to hear it! PS. I love your work. I lurk a bit on two peas…just don’t have time for posting, and I follow your blog….loved your post yesterday.


  • I’d be very interested:)ReplyCancel

  • I too would love your breakdown. Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Hi Jess! This is SO nice of you! You are such an inspiration to everyone around you. Thank you so much for thinking of helping others πŸ™‚ I would DEFINITELY be interested in seeing your breakdown.ReplyCancel

  • I would be so interested. Thank you for sharing this information. It would be great to see the local photographer’s in Utah County raise their prices so photograhers can start making more than minimum wage.ReplyCancel

  • I think the biggest eye opener I have had yet, was when I clicked on one of your links and read how much you would need to make each week just to pull down $20,000 a year. It was quite a chunk of change you would have to pass on to your clients just to clear the 20,000. But if you are not charging enough, it means you are working even harder and more full time and basically for nothing. You are selling your family down the river for pennies and working your butt off. My prices are going to be taking a big jump and only going up. I think you are right. The $400 photo shoots barely help you to fuel a hobby but not really make any kind of money.ReplyCancel

  • I would love to hear what you have to say. I’m friends with a few other local photographers and this is always a subject of conversation. Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Nicole

    I would love to hear your thoughts about pricing and the business side of things. I am always curious about other photographers and what works for them! Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • I, too, would like to hear what your breakdown is. Thanks! You’re awesome.ReplyCancel

  • Nicole

    I would love to see a cost breakdown. I am a new photographer and I find that people in my market are undercutting each other so badly that soon we will be PAYING the client to take the pictures.ReplyCancel

  • Would love this info. Pricing is so hard.ReplyCancel

  • I would definitely love to hear the breakdown! Thanks Jess!ReplyCancel

  • Lindsay

    Hey Jess,
    I really appreciated your last post. I’m re-doing my website/blog and am going to re-do prices with it. I’d love to hear any input you have. I’m currently doing session fees with prints but I’m thinking of switching back to discs. Just not sure what to price it at.

    By the way, your really good at photography!ReplyCancel

  • Hi Jess! How nice of you to offer to share this info. with your readers. I’ve been at this photography biz for a year and a half and still don’t make any money. I only take on about 4-8 sessions a month though. Anyway, I would love to hear about your pricing structure. Thanks so much!ReplyCancel

  • Janna

    I am sooooo interested in hearing more from you. I’m contemplating starting a photography business and need all the help and info I can find. Please pass on your knowledge!!! Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Yes please share, I too am really struggling with raising my prices and getting customers to pay me what I am worth. I feel like everyone is looking for a “deal” and they don’t realize what goes into running a photography business.ReplyCancel

  • Nataly

    Hi Jess,
    I admire your work and would love to learn more about your business breakdown…I am recently starting in this business and I don’t want to get discouraged at the prospect of not making any money…especially here in Utah.ReplyCancel

  • Jamie

    Yes this is a subject that would definitely help me out too. I’m trying to start in photography as a side business and I get frustrated when it comes to pricing and I’ve always been curious how you work things. Thanks so much! I love your work.ReplyCancel

  • Jamie

    Actually I would probably go with photography more as a hobby…something for me to keep busy with that I enjoy doing and learning more about.ReplyCancel

  • Lindsay

    I’m in the middle of trying to decide whether to really pursue this as a business. I’d love to see your breakdown. It would be really helpful.ReplyCancel

  • Great idea… not only for us fellow photogs but also so clients can see why it is such an investment!!! Thanks, cant wait till saturday πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • I would love to see your breakdown. I know I am on the low end and would love to visualize how you do it. Thanks!!ReplyCancel

  • That would be great I’m very interested in seeing your breakdown. Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • i’m a new blog stalker and a HUGE fan! what insightful posts about the business side of photography! Wow, thank you! i would LOVE to hear about your pricing breakdown for your sessions. Thanks again!!ReplyCancel

  • I would love to see you post something. Not many experienced photogs talk about this so anything you could give us would be helpful.ReplyCancel

  • I would love to see a post about this.ReplyCancel

  • I’d love to see your expense breakdown. I’ve been adjusting mine here in Roswell as it’s a different market than Utah. It’s actually a lot cheaper! I get people who say, why would I want to pay your price for photos when I can go to Sears? I know, makes me laugh.
    Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • I just came across your blog today, and I would love to know your breakdown. I am just starting my business out, and I know I am really low, but probably don’t have the confidence to ask for more! If you have any extra time,(haha) Check out my website and let me know what you think! It would be great to get some good professional advice!

    Thanks, MerriLynnReplyCancel

  • Would absolutely some help in this department! It’s so great that you are willing to share this with everyone! πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Lisa

    Yes…so interested! I am right at the point of coming up with my pricing and it is so hard…your posts are coming just at the right time! thank you!ReplyCancel

  • YES! Hope I am not too late to chime in… Please share, this is such a tough aspect for me. I love photography so much and would love help in making it into a business that is both profitable and enjoyable.ReplyCancel

  • Liz

    I know you posted this awhile ago, but I’d be interested in seeing your breakdown. Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Erica Young

    I too just saw this post an would love to know how you break it down?? Thanks so much πŸ™‚ReplyCancel


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