The Monster’s Ghost

When we “Slayed the Pricing Monster” we thought we were done.  We got it.  Just how to price our wedding packages so that we can help anyone anywhere.  We did research, read other blogs, compared other pricing models, talked about it and then Bam!  The Ghost of the Pricing Monster started haunting us!  We heard its voice in the background, felt its presence while speaking with clients!  We shivered at the thought of once again rehashing all that we had already – well hashed!  Yet, it would not leave us alone.  Here and there we would get whispers of doubt.  Doubt that the packages we have created would not be “personal” enough.  We found that as we talk with our clients we always ask what they want and then we always have re-worked any package so that they get what they want and at the same time give a fair price for our work (which is very high-end photography.)  The ghost just shook its head…

Finally – we heard it.  It yelled and jumped up and down in front of us to get our attention.  We had ignored it until now…brushing it off as doubt.  But we knew.  Pre-made packages were just a waste of time.  We can’t stick to just 3-5 packages and believe that we can meet everyone’s needs, everyone’s budget, and still make an honest living.  So guess what – we lit some candles, told the pricing monster “thank you” and he just left.  We decided that Wedding Packages were also gone.  Instead we have started sitting down with the client, asking a lot of questions, listening more and designing each package for that individual’s needs and desires.

We are developing some really great contact forms, questionnaires, and “best practices” that will really benefit our clients and we are so very excited about where our Wedding Photography and Videography is heading.  And no more bumps in the night…




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