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Is ST. Croix in need of..

LisaAnn1014
July 20, 2017 06:53AM

Registered: 11 months ago
Posts: 13

Do you think St. Croix is in need of a affordable portrait photographer? If so, what is considered "affordable" on the island?

Re: Is ST. Croix in need of..

vicanuck
July 20, 2017 08:12AM

Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 2,262

There are many excellent photographers on St Croix. This shouldn't deter you because there are always opportunities for good people who do good work. Affordability is a relative term because what is affordable to one person might be unaffordable for another. In my view, all professional photographers seem expensive to me.

Re: Is ST. Croix in need of..

LisaAnn1014
July 20, 2017 08:49AM

Registered: 11 months ago
Posts: 13

I agree photographers are expensive. I know in Kentucky, most photographers have it set up that you only receive a limited number of photos and they charge $175+. I only lightly edit my photos which means I do some color correction and fix small blemishes. This cuts down editing time a lot. I provide all of the photos I took and burn them on a disk to give to the customers.

I was thinking $60 for a 30 min shoot and you receive every photo taken. This would be ideal for individuals and couples. $100 for a 1 hour shoot which would be ideal for couples and families.

I don't do any prints, only provide the digital copies. Are these prices reasonable?

Re: Is ST. Croix in need of..

vicanuck
July 20, 2017 11:47AM

Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 2,262

That is very reasonable compared to the last time I had a professional take some family photos about 2 years ago.

Re: Is ST. Croix in need of..

AandA2VI
July 21, 2017 11:34AM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 2,175

Affordable relates to your quality. If you post a link to your portfolio I can tell you if you're gonna make it or not. We have some AMAZING talent here. I work with Nicole Cagnata (probally misspelled that) and I don't think anyone in the VI does as good at people photos as her. She does the back of the this week magazine - which I do the layouts for. Her work is stunning.

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