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existentialism 2 kids; Texas 16990 posts
5th Nov '12
Quoting Larry!:" Do you ladies think $250 for a 15 minute mini-session is a lot of money?"

Depends what comes with it and who is shooting it, I suppose.

let it be California 41018 posts
5th Nov '12
Quoting Larry!:" Do you ladies think $250 for a 15 minute mini-session is a lot of money?"


That's a short amount of time.

ℐαzmчn 2 kids; Somerset, Kentucky 12712 posts
6th Nov '12
Quoting Larry!:" Do you ladies think $250 for a 15 minute mini-session is a lot of money?"


For 15 min yes. Mainly because for some people it takes about that time to warm up to someone and get used to being in front of the camera.

no name again Cairo, Egypt 9797 posts
6th Nov '12

fun stuff with my daughter!
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I posted on my blog post what we were up to and bit about how the lighting was set up: http://www.cherylekupschphotography.de/2012/11/365-day-231-playing-with-light/

let it be California 41018 posts
6th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Cheryle [TOG]:</b>" fun stuff with my daughter! I posted on my blog post what we were up to and bit about how the lighting was set up: http://www.cherylekupschphotography.de/2012/11/365-day-231-playing-with-light/"</blockquote>




Love it. The second is scary though. :lol:

no name again Cairo, Egypt 9797 posts
6th Nov '12
Quoting Chuck Finley.:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Cheryle [TOG]:</b>" fun stuff with my daughter! I posted ... [snip!] ... Love it. The second is scary though. :lol:"


Thanks! She wanted it to be scary so we were successful with it then! :)

let it be California 41018 posts
6th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Cheryle [TOG]:</b>" Thanks! She wanted it to be scary so we were successful with it then! :)"</blockquote>




Haha yes! She reminds me of some exorcist movies. lol

let it be California 41018 posts
6th Nov '12

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Win. 8)

Robert Downey Jr. Zanzibar, Tanzania 16079 posts
6th Nov '12
Quoting Chuck Finley.:" :lol: Win. 8)"


Did you have to cut off the "feet" of it? Like the part that pumps out?

Larry! 2 kids; Pennsylvania 13234 posts
6th Nov '12
Quoting awesomebrandi:" Depends what comes with it and who is shooting it, I suppose."


a CD with the images, no prints. Not sure how many pictures she can get. We have a 3 yr old and a 8 month old. To get them to corporate I'm estimating like 4 shots lol. She's very good but on the more expensive side IMO. Her slots are 1:00, 1:15, 1:30 and so on up until 5:00pm. That's a hell of a lot I think.

Larry! 2 kids; Pennsylvania 13234 posts
6th Nov '12
Quoting Chuck Finley.:" That's a short amount of time."


That's what I was thinking. I understand 30 minutes in which I would pay that but 15 seems awful short.

Larry! 2 kids; Pennsylvania 13234 posts
6th Nov '12
Quoting Chuck Finley.:" :lol: Win. 8)"


sweet!

existentialism 2 kids; Texas 16990 posts
6th Nov '12
Quoting Larry!:" a CD with the images, no prints. Not sure how many pictures she can get. We have a 3 yr old and a 8 ... [snip!] ... but on the more expensive side IMO. Her slots are 1:00, 1:15, 1:30 and so on up until 5:00pm. That's a hell of a lot I think."

Well to me, it's all about perceived value. I would generally be inclined to agree that 15 minutes isn't a lot of time, but you know with my last minis I easily flagged close to 40 favorites for each 30 minute session (I only ended up showing about 25-27 for each which is still a lot for 30 mins). She might have the experience to create 12 great shots in 15 minutes. Are they all going to be perfectly posed, children looking forward type shots? Unlikely.. But I don't think $250 for time + all the finished files seems extreme. I'm considering going to a time + all finished files format for any minis I might do in the future (if I do them) and I'd probably charge $350 for 20-30 minutes and around 15 files max.

C.K.I Due September 10 (girl); 2 kids; Texas 13314 posts
6th Nov '12

Okay, so I have a few questions.



1. Where is the best place to order business cards?



2. What is legally required (I'm in Texas) to charge for services? I remember something about a tax id number.



3. What all forms will I need? A model release form? What else?

Larry! 2 kids; Pennsylvania 13234 posts
6th Nov '12
Quoting awesomebrandi:" Well to me, it's all about perceived value. I would generally be inclined to agree that 15 minutes isn't ... [snip!] ... for any minis I might do in the future (if I do them) and I'd probably charge $350 for 20-30 minutes and around 15 files max."


I guess I have to decide if I really want them haha. With Christmas right around the corner I'm not sure if I can justify it ATM. I definitely want to get Mother's Day pictures done.