GoodNCrazy Photography Spring 2015 Update
WARNING: Amateur Ahead… You Get What You Pay For!
On the professional photography thing? Having way too fun to call it work.
I’m charging about half of what I think the going rate should be. I have NO idea what REAL photographers actually charge for Family portrait sessions here in the Fort Mill area, senior portraits or event photography. But I’m charging $75 per hour of session time till the end of the summer 2015.
I plan to double my rates in September.
For now I remind everyone I am an amateur and you ‘get what you pay for’!
My goal is to get much better at not just ‘taking’ the photos but processing and work-flow faster as well. Each photo shoot tends to have its own lighting and has a very different feel to the end product. So far I let the session tell me what it wants to be when it grows up.
One group shot in early spring I swear came out looking very pink with almost autumn colors. While another one shot on a hot June afternoon reminded me of cool shades of winter?
So far besides my own family photography which included a couple rounds of Senior portraits, Church Prom (plus) High School Prom and then High School Graduation I have managed to book several paid gigs this summer!
And let’s not forget 8th Grade Track photos and a last minute Little League Capture. Because I just happened to have my camera with me that night!
First Up. A lovely family with 6 kids…
Shooting in their rustic front yard and focusing on that fence line was terribly fun! I wanted a not-so-standard family group shot. But nothing super bizarre either.
An Engagement Session—
Gosh this was SO much more fun than I realized it would be!
A Sweet 5 year old’s birthday party—
I was there for 3 total hours, and nearly filled two cards. Note to self, buy more camera cards! Gave myself carpal tunnel holding the camera up that long!
A Baby Shower—
Then this adorable and rambunctious family—
More baby because… YOU KNOW YOU WANT IT!
Another sibling group, then the Engagement couple’s Wedding (which I’m freaking out about!) and a family birthday event for a neighbor. The plan is to spend every few dollars I make right now on new camera equipment.. a new camera base. An 85MM lens. For now I’ll rent some equipment for the Wedding (which I’m freaking out about!). Oh. Did I already mention that?