Recently, we saw an article on Facebook posted by Professional Photographers Association (Singapore) or PPAS regarding the industry rates for photography & videography. Read here. There have been many cases where clients have been trying to bargain for a lower price and questioning on why we charge so high. Some even argued that our job is as simple as “Report to event, shoot and it ends there. What is so hard about it?”
There are MANY reasons that goes into pricing a package. In this video we share our 5 points on what actually goes inside a typical wedding photography/videography package.
Here’s an abstract of the video,
First of all, most of us are professional photographers. It is our full time job and yes its a career. We depend on it to put food on the table.
Our gears are expensive! We invest most of our funds into our equipment. And it is not just our cameras. Consider our laptop, desktop, memory cards, hard disk for back up, cameras, lenses, yearly subscriptions to softwares and even paying for the royalty fees to music for your videos!
We spend most of our lives trying to improve our skillsets by going to courses just to give you better photos and videos and serve you better
You are paying for our time and skills. It is not just reporting to your event and it ends there. Alot of process goes into a project. From the preproduction planning, to shooting your event and directing people, to the days we spend editing the project, to designing the layouts of the prints, the communication to our printing vendors just to get it done on time. All these are labour cost.
Delivering your deliverables in a nice package. Prints are not cheap! An average book cost around $400. We choose the perfect materials for your own keepsake.
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