| Originally Posted by crcossel |
I think you need to understand that photography takes alot of work, equipment, and time. And you get what you pay for, especially with boudoir. I think that's cheap. I'm on the other side of the country in cheap town but I start at $200 for just the session. Everything else is an add on. Marathon packages start at $500. And last time I did one....I broke even, didn't make any profit. Shouldn't have done it but I did. I learned my lesson.
I do understand that photography takes work, equipment, and time. Photography is not a field that is alone in that, and I am not trying to discount someone's time. I also understand that you get what you pay for, but unfortunately, if I can't get a boudoir photographer that I like at a price that I can afford, I will have to choose a different gift.
My goal is to work with whichever photog that I select to come up with a package that is win-win. There are things in some packages that take time and energy from the photographer but do not add value to me. If I'm willing to cut out some things that I don't need and the photographer is willing to edit the price accordingly, then I consider that a win-win situation.