If there is one thing that professional wedding photographers should always aim to get down pat as much as possible, it would have to be the mechanics of the client discussion right before the preparations for the wedding photography shoot come underway. One of the main discussions that should be tackled should be the issue of money. Although this may be a topic that makes most of the new wedding photographers out there a bit uncomfortable, it would have to be something that you will need to go ahead and take care of as much as possible.
Package the discussion
It is not something that you will be able to skip out on one way or the other because the results of such negligence can turn out to have truly tragic results for the economics of your business and of your career as a professional wedding photographer. There are a lot of ways for you to go ahead and package the discussion in such a way wherein it does not come off as something that sounds blunt and too overbearing to your potential clients. There is a particular emphasis on the term “potential” because at the end of the day, the deal hasn’t really been sealed yet. What it means is that the clients can still bow out of the agreement. You haven’t really booked them for sure just yet and all of the things that are being discussed are still pretty much tentative.
Pan out the pricing of your services.
The way that you pan out the pricing of your services as a wedding photographer will usually be the deciding factors for clients to get to book you or opt out of your services right then and there. The common mistake that wedding photographers usually commit is that they name a price right then and there. More often than not, the service fees of wedding photographers can turn out to be a bit steep for a total outsider in the industry. If you name the amount alone, it might take them a little bit by surprise and they may not understand the reason why you have come at such a price. This kind of approach at naming your price might cost you some clients. This is something that you should avoid from doing as much as possible.
Build up your quote as much as possible.
Explain all of the things that make up the services that wedding photographers usually give out to their clients from the number of hours being put in to the overhead costs that are being covered to the equipment being used to the kind of effort required to the software program being used for the post shoot editing sessions to the cost of the prints and so on and so forth. This will at least make it easier for clients to grasp that there are so many things going on during a Aberdeen wedding photography service and that the costs are well accounted for when it all comes down to it. This is a much better way for you to present your price pitch.