(Closed) Photographer raised prices…

posted 6 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
9552 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I wouldn’t worry about it. She still has a reputation to uphold so I can’t image her giving you bad service. Just consider yourself lucky!

Post # 4
1064 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Yes.. ours raised it like a day before we booked (we had been talking for two weeks). She gave us the previous price. And our experience has been amazing. I doubt she is giving us any less service because of the price difference. 

Post # 5
452 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

If your contract has what services she will provide and the price that you will pay (and assuming she is a professional and conducts herself as one) then  you shouldn’t have any problems.

Post # 7
6394 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

We got ours during a sale, plus I think maybe her prices went up a tad? And she did a fantastic job with us! I wouldn’t worry about it!

Post # 8
2233 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Ours told us to book by a certain date if we wanted to lock in their 2011 price so we did 🙂
It shouldn’t change the level of service in any way.

Post # 9
10288 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Yep, and we still got fantastic service. While he gave us a deal to begin with when we signed our contract, his package prices nearly doubled during our engagement. He was still as professional and talented as he would have been had we paid the package price. Looking at some of the more recent weddings he’s shot (assuming they paid the higher rate), our pictures are of the same calibur as all of theirs. If your photographer is a professional, you have nothing to worry about. 

Post # 10
4755 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

this is completely normal (thought double sounds like a LOT)

I don’t know a single photographer that doesn’t increase rates every year.

Post # 11
100 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Our photographer has raised his prices, too. He was fairly new to wedding photography (but still had a solid portfolio) when we booked him, so I’m not totally surprised that his prices are jumping up as he becomes more and more established. Double does sound like a lot, but she might be seeing a big increase in the number of clients who are interested in her, and raising prices accordingly.

Post # 12
1314 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2006

Most photographers raise their prices by a small percentage every year.  Cost of living goes up, equipment is more expensive, and the products we sell become more expensive to us.  Doubling your prices can be a pretty risky move considering it’s unlikely that your clientele who booked you at your current pricing is going to be able to successfully refer you to a completely different income bracket.  But more power to any photographer who is successful enough to make that work for them.  There should be no difference in their level of service to you if they are truly a professional.

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