The cost of the newborn photography session is another critical factor to consider. Do not expect a professional photoshoot to come cheap. If you were able to strike a deal that you think is a steal, then it probably is too good to be true. The low fee should come as a red flag to you. You should not compromise quality when it comes to capturing precious moments. Trust me, the price you have to pay is worth it.
Besides, being a professional photographer entails a lot of costs. For one, photographers have to invest in their equipment - camera, artificial lighting, studio setup, supplies, etc. They will incur miscellaneous expenses such as travel costs going to your home and labor cost paid to their assistants if they have any. Also, they put in a lot of effort in post-processing the raw photos, and this service definitely doesn’t come free. Not to mention the pre-consultation meetings they offer to their clients.
Photography is art taken seriously by these individuals, so give them some respect by paying what’s rightfully due to them.
On average, you can book a newborn photography package starting at $250. This figure may increase or decrease depending on a variety of factors. If you are booking an especially well-experienced photographer, you may be charged a significantly higher fee. The length of the session and the number of edited photos are also variables to the overall cost. Also, opting for a package that delivers both print and digital images could be an additional cost.
Each photographer prices his/her services differently, so be sure to review all the available packages presented to you. Check the full price list for you to have an idea of what is included with each package. The last thing you want is for the photographer to charge you an additional fee for something that you didn’t know is not included in the package you chose in the first place.
Finally, keep in mind that most photography packages require an upfront payment, usually at half the total package cost. The rest of the amount will be paid once the photo package has been delivered to the client.