How much do photographs cost

So How Much Do Photographs Cost?
“Just because someone owns a camera doesn’t mean they know how to use it.

In the digital age, where anyone with an iPhone and a Facebook page can market himself or herself as a photographer, it is important to find a photographer that you can trust to capture your memories. After all, those precious moments disappear in a flash.

When considering a photographer, it is a good idea for you to find out about the photographer, their experience, reputation, and business policies.

Photographers’ prices tend to be based on an industry standard equivalent to their skill and experience.

Photography Techniques You May Not Know.
Good Professional photographers do a lot more than point and shoot, hoping to get a great image.

If you are looking for experts in the field of photography, they have the knowledge, expertise and equipment to produce high-quality images that produce creative, perfectly printed portraits.

General-use cameras continue to improve, and so does the equipment used by professionals.

If you want images to frame and put on your wall, quality albums or even digital files to do it all yourself, be aware that a professional-quality printing service can provide much better prints than those you might get at the local discount store.

Archival Photographs Or Digital Files?
Professional cameras produce images of much higher resolution than standard cameras, and professional lighting techniques, and understanding of light, can make the difference between a so-so image and an image that can “pop” off your wall.

Using more flattering angles and unique perspectives and settings, clearly separate “real” photographers apart from their amateur or part time counterparts.

Professional photographers use refined editing techniques to clear up imperfections and provide controlled contrast and colour balance.

Professional printing companies have the right equipment and correction services and supply a range of archival photography materials such as metallic and art papers, Italian canvas, acrylic, and more.

If your prints from a discount store fade over a short period of time, don’t be surprised, as only a professional photographer will supply you with your photographs on lifetime archival paper.

The Hidden Risk You Take
“Good full time professional photographers have strong reputations, since what they do is both personal and creative, and image-based. Their work is easy to check out on their website or Facebook page, and look for a photographer that specialises in the particular genre that you want photographed.

Do your research to find a professional who works in the style you want for a price that you are willing to pay.

Set up a consultation appointment with those whose work seems to be what you like. Use this initial meeting to find out more about the photography experience, products and pricing.

When looking at the work, take note of the style and variety of images, and how that matches your personal preferences. Pay attention to poses, angles, lighting and other techniques.

Check a photographer’s Facebook reviews, references, and written testimonials.

How To Get The Best From Your Photography Session
You will find that most part time inexperienced photographers offer very little customer service, and so will put your images on an online gallery for you to make your selections. Obviously when they do this you will be unable to ask them any relevant questions about the images like cropping, removing unwanted facial blemishes, making the images black and white etc.

Personal “one on one” purchasing sessions is the way that the better photographers will help, guide and advise you on getting the best from your images. Let’s face it, the only time that you can decide on what you want, is when you see the photographs that your photographer has taken.

So keep an open mind on how much you intend to spend. Most people tend to spend a lot more than they had anticipated once they see their photographs.

You Want A Guarantee Don’t You?
Most photographers charge a fee of around $95-$250 for the photography session, at their studio or at an outdoor location. Newborn sessions usually take a lot longer, so expect these fees to be higher.

Individual small print and digital file prices can vary from as little as $35 each for the part time hobbyist photographer to $195 and above for an experience award winning Master Photographer.

If you are looking for a photographer to produce stunning décor photographs for your wall to add that warm personal touch to your surroundings, choose a photographer who specialises in wall art, and shows examples on their website.

Expect prices from $1,000 and upwards. It is common for some clients of the top photographers to spend upwards of $5,000 and more on photographs for their wall. Make sure that any wall products that you order come with at least a 10 year guarantee. This is normal procedure with full time photographers, but you are unlikely to get this with a part time one.

Purchasing wall art is like buying furniture for your home. Quality always comes at a higher price.

Connecting By Phone Is The Key

You should definitely shop around and find a photographer whose work you really like, rather than simply making your decision based on the cheapest price.

If you do go with a lower rate, make sure the photographer you hire has the skills and experience you are seeking and produces a reasonable quality of work.

There is a price to be paid for a good professional photographer, and as the old saying goes you almost always “get what you pay for”.

Beautiful lasting memories on your wall don’t happen by chance, they happen with an appointment.

Calling the photographer and having a 2 minute chat is the quickest way to have all of your questions answered, and to find out if they are the right “mix” to preserve your priceless memories.”

Article by Bernie Griffiths from Advanced Success for Wedding and Portrait Photographers.

Copyright 2017

Honeydew Photography sessions are $250,  our starting price is 8 x 10″ print at $250 each.

Would you like a price list? Please email me on info@honeydewphotography.com.au or ring on 9341 7027

Call now on (02) 9341 7027 to make your booking or to find out more!

5 tips to improve your home decor?

Hi There, Do you have a vision on what you really want at the end of your photography session? Don’t worry if you don’t know yet, sometimes you just need to see the photo’s first before you can visualise how they could look on your wall. Before coming into the viewing session, it is a great idea to take a few snaps of areas in your home where you need filling, include the furniture too so it is easier for us to piece everything together. Here are our 5 tips to improve your home decor?

This is our story 3 and is $1295

The above frame is perfect for newborns and young families. We know how important it is for mums to feature in the photo’s as she is usually the main photographer in the home. So if you do like this kind of frame story, then we will make sure we get lots of different varieties with different family members. Make it clear that you would be interested in this type of set up.

simply sensational albums

Albums are from $2000


When you have too many images you love for just one or two frames, you may wish to consider an album. We can produce different styles with a variety of covers, this one featured is our simple album.

stunning metal art

Metal wall art starting at $1500


This is our flagship wall portrait and is supergloss and super gorgeous! It is extremely lightweight, great for anyone with issues on putting frames in rental properties. Sizes start from 16 x 20″ and we can create a sensation as large as your imagination and the ability to transport home!

our most popular story

This is our most popular wall portrait and is only $1500


There is so many different styles that can fit into this beautiful layout storyboard. From sensual boudoir to families and pets. We absolutely shoot for the ability to turn your session into this artform, so you can be assured that almost any session we do will look great in this format.

great products for gifts

Gift prints and boxes and USB

Of course we also offer prints starting from 8 x 10″. We sell them for $250 but do offer collections that brings the price down significantly. That silver thing is our USB where we download your favourite images. Priced at individually at $300 each or packages starting from $995.

Using Accessories to add colour to your Pet photography shoot

Using Accessories for your Pet photography shoot

Accessorise your fur kid for a picture perfect!
Let your pooch say “cheese” to the shutterbug while he is adorned in fabulous attire with perfect set of accessories. Who says that a dog is a tuff subject to shoot? Rather, we would say they are the most fun-filled and lovable creatures to click. Nowadays, most of the dog owners want to get a gorgeous portfolio of their four-legged best friend to capture their mischievous and adorable acts for life. If you too wish to treasure the precious moments of your canine buddy then one must get a stunning photo shoot done to live those mesmerizing moments all over again in future.
Adorn your pup to make him pose!
Despite of your dog’s lovely looks, you need to pamper your dog with some exciting accessories to make the photo shoot more vibrant and exotic. These days, there are numerous trendy accessories that are available on various online dog stores to coddle your pet with the best at the most affordable price range. From stylish sequined collars to dashing tuxedo, they have it all to offer you. Jazzing up your pet’s photography session will definitely make his pictures bright and playful. Adding various types of dog toys and dressing him with the trendy dog couture will result a perfect profile of your beloved pet.
Let your pooch drool over his own photographs!
After your pets photography session he is really going to be known as a canine celebrity. As he will walk the city streets in pride with head up high and a wiggling tail to make all the head turns at him in astonishment. The amazing pictures of your pet will definitely make him one of the popular celebrities who own a good and gorgeous set of pictures to woo the world.

Tips for emotionally preparing your husband for your family session

take stress out of a photoshoot

Tips for emotionally preparing your husband for your family session

For some of us, preparing our husbands for the family photo session is as exhausting as preparing the kids. If your husband is happy-go-lucky about photo day, that’s excellent. If you’re dealing with someone who’s reluctant, however, then here are some things you can do to help:

Especially if this is your first session together with the family now that the kids are mobile, let him know how the session will go and discuss your expectations. Also, if you have to bribe the kids, communicate this with him so he can help remind them of the bribery.

Warn him that the kids will probably be crazy or freak out and that he should prepare himself for that. Let him know that it will still be fine and to try not to get overwhelmed or worried.

Let him know that the more helpful he is in getting himself and the kids ready, the less stressed you will be and the less chance of an argument between you arising.

Remind him that the session is only one hour tops and then it will all be over. This way, he sees a light at the end of the tunnel and can stick it out.

Give him the stress relieving tips we have in this article. Click here.

If your husband is being difficult, bribe him to cooperate during the session as well. If it works for the kiddos, it may very well work for him!

And most importantly – remind him that you love him (and that he loves you, and that’s why he’s cooperating with this). Tell him how much you appreciate his support and cooperation in this, and how pleased you are going to be with the finished photos.