I saw a post on facebook a few days ago that had similar content, but it was super simple and was really visually un-appealing. I decided to make a graphic of my own on the subject. This is super important to me. It really is a big deal in the photography industry. It’s important for clients to see what they’re paying for. I hear so many people complain about how much photographers charge (especially when it comes to wedding photography) but if they realized just how much time and effort we put into making beautiful photographs for you, they might better understand the price tag. It also is an issue when new photographers sell themselves short. Many new photographers do jobs just for “experience” or “exposure”. But they don’t realize that they’re not only hurting themselves (because down the line they’re going to want to start charging and people aren’t gonna want to pay it, you can get stuck being known as the “cheap photographer”) but they are really hurting the entire market. People won’t want to pay for a professional if they know they can just find someone to do the job for free. This is something that I’ve definitely had to learn in the last few years. Know your worth.