Ok, so let's get straight to it. I'm never ever going to be a millionaire from children's photography! However, you could look at my prices page and think wow she must be raking it in, charging money like that.
Yeah you may think that and I feel like I'm in a place where I charge what I think I'm worth! It's taken me a long time to be comfortable to ask people to pay me X amount for my services...so really I should be going out and buying a nice pair of Jimmy Choo's. But wait a minute Iv not been on a shopping spree for me or the family, I choose my spend my money on you :) You the customer, you my client and you the "just browsing".
There are so many things that make my little business tick. From the props I buy, to the packaging I use and even the print suppliers I use. It's endless, I even think about the biscuits I buy for you to eat in a session. Because I value you! Everything I create is for you the client. When you look at my Facebook page and my website I'm thinking about you. About your experience and how it makes you feel! The props I chose I'm thinking about you, are they soft? Are the comfortable? Do they look super cute?
I'm always trying to improve myself as a photographer, I spend my profits on new software and new kit like lens, to give you the client better quality images. I think it's so important to keep pushing myself as a children's photographer by investing in training. Yes and it does cost a lot of money too! I have spent £995 in 2016 on training alone, I have trained with Claire Elliott, Lisa mccormick, and Nina Mace. Soon ill be training with the lovely Bex Pidgeon. This doesn't include any online training I have also done this year. ( I really hope my other half doesn't read this blog haha) I do this for you to give you professional images and taking things to the next level.
Don't get me wrong I'm not moaning, I'm doing a happy dance about all this spending because I get to meet you and create images that capture memories for you. They last a lifetime and thats worth all the money in the world.