Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
Pricing photography projects is based on a number of variables that a person requesting a quote needs to consider. How far will the photographer have to travel to reach the site? How long do you want the photographer there to take pictures? Will your project require on-site studio lighting? Will the photographer need non-standard camera equipment to take a particular type of photo? Will your pictures require special post-processing due to unusual lighting or other non-standard shooting methods. If you are asking for prints to be included in the quote, how many prints and of what size will you want?
The more specific you can be about where the shoot will take place, how long you need the photographer on site, and complete details on what you expect from the photographer will help insure you get an accurate quote.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Most events are at night clubs or other venues that can be rented by groups to hold their events. A small number are at homes, but most are at bars and restaurants where the event holder can reserve space for their party or event. Downtown hotels are a favorite for the central location and parking. In addition to event photography, we can come to your location or do portrait shoots in our own professional studio.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Ask them about their level of experience, type of equipment they will use, if you know the difference, and when the pictures will be available. You should also ask about post processing the pictures which can take more time than the shoot itself.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
We were originally based in Minnesota and operated as Photograph Events and 360 Minnesota. We moved the business to New Mexico and are operating as Southwest Photographer, Picture New Mexico and New Mexico Virtual Tours. We also operate out of Arizona, Colorado, and Nevada but will travel anywhere worldwide the job takes us.