Post # 1
A family photo session with a groupon deal. Post session she sends price list 900 for a cd of iimages individual pics are 30 each
Recap the session was supposed to be 1 hour and i paid extra 55 bucks traveling fee our session was barely 40 mins not full hour as advertised cuz she got lost on the way so we started 20 mins later then she cut our session another five mins early
Took a while to get started btut that’s beside the point
Guess how much she wants for a cd of the iimages there’s less than 80 were taken not sure how many turned
She has ignored 3 emails regarding discount or scheduling a date to pick out pictures she only replied to the one where I would we rite reviews to promote her business
Before groupon I never heard of this photographer and I keep abreast of who’s elite and who is popular
It seems outrageous since I feel those are wedding prices
I don’t feel that’s right the wedding cd of pics could be thousands or even hundreds of photos but a small family session cost the same
Post # 3
How much was your session? Did you know beforehand that your pics would be $30 each?
I’m always careful to only book photographers that give me rights to the photos. This one sounds like a bad deal.
I would let her know that you’re going to write bad reviews of her. My proposal pictures (in an expensive city) were $250 and I got the entire CD and all rights. The photographer also traveled to where Darling Husband proposed. $900 is WAY off base. $30 isn’t terrible for an 8×10- but that’s what I paid for my wedding pics. I’m not sure you’d need that kind of quality for regular photos?
Post # 4
What price did you think the prints or digital images were going to be? Did she advertise that or did you ask?
I think $30 per image is reasonable because I would only want 1-2 to frame or put on Christmas cards. But it might not be reasonable to you.
Post # 5
30 bucks for 4×6 is not reasonable
if I had known about her prices I wouldn’t have wasted our titimes she doesn’t post prices on her web page so it was a risk buying The ggroupons
i paid 150 for photoshoot I think
Post # 6
her price says if you want a digital copy of one photo is 300.00!!!
Post # 7
I can’t tell – were no photos included in the package, just the shoot?
Groupon will refund your money if you are dissatisfied and the person doesn’t deliver. They have a very generous customer service policy.
Post # 8
There’s a few photos included like 3 but I wanted a few more to print into poster size for my fafamily this was a bad buy
Post # 9
Unfortunately, a lot of people who’ve used Groupon vendors have had issues like yours. A few photographers I spoke to actually hate it when their colleagues go on Groupon as it reflects poorly on the industry as whole. It’s not necessarily a bait and switch, but it sure feels like it!
It definitely helps to ask all the questions up front before buying these types of deals, but it’s too late now for you. We have local photographers that will have a killer deal for photos via Groupon and other similar sites, but then if you read the fine print, it doesn’t actually include much.
I think if the quality of the photos are amazing, $900/CD isn’t “bad” (depending on your area).
Post # 10
I think 900 is ridiculous since our family photoshoot was only 40 mins max. That would be around 80 pics or less taken(I’m not sure how many she actually took, there weren’t that many shutter clicks)
this is the same price for a wedding where thousands of photos are taken. Why is it still the same price?
Post # 11
Thanks bees for your input
Post # 12
If I had a client wanting all the pictures on cd for print Id charge about the same not including the session fee.. My digital files for print are $85 a piece. I run a deal with 5 or more, I run a better deal if you buy 5 files with your session fee.. So to me its not unreasonable. Id rather have you buy prints because everyone seems to go to a crappy print place like Walmart. I want you to have professional quality prints not junk prints so the digital file fee is high.
I charge a session fee and all the rest is al a carte. Buy prints individually, a package, or purchase the digital files to make your own.
Post # 13
$900 for a disc of family images with printing rights is fairly normal. The family portraiture business model for most photographers is built on low session fees and expensive print sales. If you’re purchasing digital files that means you won’t be buying prints from the photographer, and they need to recoup the lost revenue in another way. As far as what’s reasonable or not, that’s going to vary on the perspective of the individual. If you don’t feel it’s reasonable then why would you have hired this person in the first place? Did they conceal their price structure from you? Did you not know how much they charged for their goods?
Personally I think the session should have lasted as long as it was advertised, so if they had been late they should have stayed the full duration. Ignoring your emails is not professional either. But other than that, I don’t see what they did wrong. If you don’t value their services then why hire them in the first place?