Post # 1
Just wondering, have any of you had the photographer raise their prices after you signed a contract? Obviously I’m not obligated to pay more, because I already signed a contract. However I’m hoping that I don’t get “less service” because I booked far in advance and “locked in” at a lower price. Is this something to worry about? I just was browsing the photog’s website and noticed that she DOUBLED her price from what I agreed to pay.
Post # 3
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
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
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 # 6
Okay, cool thank you very much! 🙂
Post # 7
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
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
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
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
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
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.