Today is July 1st which means a few things for me and my business. A) It has now been a little over a year since I have officially become a professional photographer! Yayyy!!! Don't think I have forgotten about that big giveaway that I mentioned before.... B) It's time to revamp the business including graphics, marketing, pricing, setting up a website, etc. & C) I'm officially on maternity leave until October 1st.
SO with that being said, the next 3 months are going to be committed to house-cleaning (so to speak) for Studio MJW. I will be catching up on all my editing, organizing the not so fun aspects (contracts, receipts, unlimited files), re-doing all my graphics, building a website and raising my prices (just a little, I think I deserve it ;) ). I will be answering e-mails during this time but shooting will be on hold until October 1st.
Starting August 1st, all sessions excluding engagements, bridals and weddings, are going to be $100. This fee includes an initial consultation, 1 hour shooting at the location of your choice, and approximately 20-30 edited photos in an online gallery for viewing and sharing with friends and family. This gallery will also be for purchasing prints. I'm no longer going to give the rights to photos (I have to pay bills too) but I am going to offer web-sized images for the purpose of social networking.
Wedding packages are going to change a little as well, with the smallest starting at $1,000. I am taking this time now to let everyone know of this change. ***IF you would like to book a wedding with my current rates I recommend doing so by JULY 31ST.*** This is only for weddings scheduled from October 1, 2011 to December 31, 2012.
I would like to thank all my clients for their business this past year and look forward to much more and lots of new clients in the years to come!
Hope everyone has a fun-filled holiday weekend!!