So with no more excuses and reasons why, here’s this weeks Tuesday Ten – Changes for 2015
Yup. I’ll just get it over with! Price increases will be in effect as of 1/1/15 on all sessions NOT FULLY PAID FOR. Prices are as follows:
Mini Session Price $75
Full Session Price $150
Newborn Session Price $185
Wedding Prices are also going up:
Package 1 – $1075
Package 2 – $785
Package 3 – $575
*Take advantage of 2014 Prices on our Square Account and use code 2014SALE to save 20% off any session (except weddings) when you pay in full before 1 am on New Years Day 1/1/15.
2014 Prices are:
One big change will be my availability and scheduling. As stated above, I am hoping to be home more this year. I have a second photographer that will take over some of my sessions for me and who is brilliant and amazing just like I am. 🙂 I will continue to edit all the sessions with my style but a second photographer may be scheduled. If you prefer to have myself as your photographer make sure you state that when booking your session.
I also am NOT going to be doing more than 1 wedding a week. In September I had 3 weddings in 3 days. It was insane. I loved it but was SUPER stressed during that time so I’ve learned I need to pull back on scheduling that many weddings in a row.
I have been apart of the Cache Valley Photographers club for just over a year and a half. I don’t get the opportunity to attend all their events and meetings because they are Wednesdays which is hard on my schedule. But I’ve volunteered to help out at with some of their Secretary/Membership responsibilities. I’m excited to commit to learning more, socializing with other photographers and helping out a great group of people. The CV PAC is an awesome opportunity for me to help grow and get better as a photographer. One I’m happy to take.
I’m SO excited to be providing wedding gifts to all my 2015 Brides. (Some exclusions apply). I can’t wait to share some sneak peeks with you. Here’s a little more info, but actual sneak peeks will be coming up!
Deposits will remain at $25 for both mini and standard sessions. I really debated on changing the amount of deposits but I decided $25 is a good base number for both sessions. All Deposits are still subject to 6.6% Tax as well, which I have not been enforcing. A deposit is required for any session. $250 deposit is required for weddings. The big change is I am truly going to enforce requiring a deposit as well as charging TAX on deposits.
6. The Tuesday Ten Blog Posts
This past year I had a few minor glitches with contacting clients. I’ll now require an email and phone number to book a session with me. I will still take clients from Facebook but will ask for phone number and emails as well. This will help both of us.
I think over the past 6 months I’ve made some MAJOR headway on my workflow. I love using LightRoom and feel very comfortable with my post processing work flow. I know have presets I use for every session and am determined to make my clients galleries more consistent. You’ll have peace of mind knowing that all your photos will look similar in style and editing type.
If you are a fellow photographer, you are probably reading this thinking “She doesn’t have insurance?” As Photography by Stacey Moss has turned from a hobby into a business we are trying to quickly stay up to date, follow policies, and practices… this includes insurance. It might not mean much to my clients but it means a lot to me.
11. Referral Program
I decided to add one more change. I implemented my referral program last year and want to use it more! I’ll be randomly posting ways clients can earn extra points by playing in fun games, commenting on posts, etc. Watch for them!