"Please understand that they are business owners and that they have a LOVE for photography but that LOVE won't pay the bills."
I struggled a lot with that this past year. I absolutely love what I do and I was always the first one to offer my services for free. I never felt that the time I took to take the photos and edit them was worth anything; to me I was just doing what I loved. But the only way to grow my business is to charge for my services. I may be able to offer a "family/friend" discount, but that discount can no longer be free. Please respect your photographer and understand that they are trying to make a living, just like you. You wouldn't expect your phone provider to give you free service, so why would you expect your photographer to do that? Love will NOT pay the bills, so please remember that the next time you want free photos.
Thank you for your continued support in my growing business and please contact me if you would like to book a session! Be sure to check out the Investment page for the new 2015 pricing!