Dear Potential Customer,
Thanks for checking out this information. I hope I am available for the time you need me. (Please call soon, as I am booking into 2015 now. Times are still available, but it would be good to call or email as soon as possible.)
Here is a brief description of some of my services with 2011 pricing.
I offer packages of photos in multiples of 50. These packages include 100-to-300 regular-sized photographs in an archival slip-in album, and 4 hours of time.(For instance, a 150-photograph album would cost $910. (200 photographs would be $975.) This assumes 4 hours of working time. Any amount of time over 4 hours would kick into an $145/hour working charge.) All photographs are finished 3.5 by 5 inch pictures… not just proofs. There are no proofs, but you get to see every printed picture. I take more than one picture of each group. Any duplicates and near-duplicates are available at a discounted price! I don’t bother printing any picture where someone has eyes closed, or where someone has inadvertently walked in front of the camera. Incidentally, 4×6 photographs are available for $95 additional. Also, for most jobs I can provide two-photographer coverage for an extra charge.
There are, of course, additional formal albums available once the first album is purchased. An all 8×10 or combination 8×10/5×7 album of 24 photographs costs $1205. This album is a slip-in full page album with rich leather covers.The 24 photograph album with the picture-as-a-page is available for $1275. The photos would be selected by you from the initial album. There are other 5×7 albums and folios available.
If you would like to see some of my work – actual job, not just samples – kindly surf on over to http://joelperlish.smugmug.com/.
By not initially locking customers into the more expensive albums, I feel I offer a reasonably priced alternative, and yet I’m still able to be flexible. That is, my customers get full coverage of the event with formal portraits, meaningful candids, and can still obtain a more formal 8×10 album at any time.
I also offer a budget video. Here are the details: shot on professional film, my partner captures as much as possible of what goes on. We do not feature titles, a great amount of editing, or fancy dissolves. Since I am already there for the photography, I offer this budget video on dvd for the low price of $915.
Another service I offer is a digital picture record of the album on a disk. These images would be hi-res jpeg file format. The cost for this service is $340.
One other recent service would be to have instant digital photos available as party favors for your guests before they leave the reception. A good quality photo would be placed in a cardboard frame and quickly ready for your guest. Cost is $7.50/picture.
Images can also be placed on a password-secured website so any of your friends and relatives from around the world can view the pictures. The cost for this is $55.
I work with customers, and one of the frequent comments I hear is that I am unobtrusive. (I hate hearing about pushy photographers ruining affairs!!)
Turn-around time for most jobs is usually well within a month.
I am able to keep prices down because of my low overhead. Only $100 deposit is requested if you decide to book with me. Balance on delivery of album.
Call when you can to come look at pictures and albums. And be sure to check out joelperlish.smugmug.com for galleries of images. Any questions? Please do not hesitate to call or e-mail me at any time….
Best wishes, and hoping that your 2013 is going well.
P.S. If you are interested in a date, let me know. If the date is available, I will pencil you in while you are deciding and/or looking around. Of course, no obligation.