Category Archives: Business

Money Talks {South Carolina Family Photographer}

Dear Valued Client,

I know you work hard, play hard, and live well.  I don’t want to take up too much of your time, but I do want to have an honest conversation about money- specifically how it may affect our relationship moving forward.

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In efforts to make sure I have a stable business, I had to make some changes to my pricing structure for this year.  After hours of research and mathematical equations, I realized that my earlier model was not sustainable, profitable, or the best use of our time. Because I want to maintain the platform for affordable photography (which in this industry varies based on your location, but in my book, should be something you could save up for in a month) that captures authentic moments between loved ones, I had to take a good hard look at expenses, check my gut, and crunch some numbers.

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After all that time, deliberation, discussion, and prayer, I came up with 4 package options to meet a variety of needs and budgets.  The quest to create an affordable option that encourages repeat purchases within a year and provides a livable wage was challenging.  I want to thank you in advance for your understanding, consideration, and support.  While I hope the new pricing model does not discourage you from future bookings, I do hope it helps you understand the value in our sessions and my approach to try and build the business successfully, so I can continue to photograph you and your loved ones for years to come.  A house cannot stand on a shaky foundation and neither can a business.

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For more information about pricing and discounts available, you can click here.

Thanks again for your time, understanding, and support for Songbird Photography.  Looking forward to our next session together.

South Carolina Portrait Photographer

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Tis the Season {Charleston Area Photographer}

The year 2014 is going to bring all sorts of great things.  I am confident of that.  At this point, I don’t know if it will bring me full-time business, a new job, better relationships, another puppy (yes- conversations about this are in the works), or more home improvement projects. No matter what, I know it will bring something new and exciting.

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Last year, it was a trip to Germany and a new house.  This year… who knows.

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So here is to a season of uncertainty, a winter that has felt like a spring, a spring that will feel like a summer, and a year that will be awesome.  What kind of things do you do when you’re unsure of what is next?