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Fresh 48

January 13 2024

How much should you spend on fresh 48 pictures?

If you’re here, you’re probably wondering how much you should be investing on fresh 48 pictures. As you start your search you may find there are quite a few price options out there and you might ask yourself why the discrepancy?

If you’d like the easy answer, it really depends on what the photographer offers, their expertise, and where the photographer is located. So what is the average price you should expect to invest on a Utah Photographer? That’s a good question, let’s jump in into what you should be considering when hiring a Utah Photographer.

The first thing you need to do is determine what is important to you when working with a newborn photographer. Yes, fresh 48 photography is a newborn session photographed in your postpartum room. So the first thing you need to find is a Newborn photographer who offers fresh 48 photography. Not all photographers are trained with newborns and not all photographers offer fresh 48 photography.

What is important to you?

  1. Is it important to you that your photographer is knowledgeable at working with newborns and postpartum mothers, has had safety training and education to handle newborns and knows the correct techniques to keep your baby safe? Many newborn photographers choose to take a workshop or attend an in-person class. Others have a background in pediatric nursing. Parents can ask the photographer about their education with newborns.
  2. Is it important to you that your photographer is knowledgeable with different types of lighting and can still deliver beautifully lit images even in those dark postpartum rooms in the hospital?
  3. Is it important to you that your photographer documents every tiny detail of your newborn and family connection and knows how to work with toddlers?
  4. Is it important to you that the photographer has session tips and guides you through the process?
  5. Is it important to you that the photographer offers prints and albums so that you don’t have to do it yourself.

I could probably keep going on with what it is important to you. Once you determine what is important. let’s talk about the different price points based on what is important to your family.

$50- $200

Every business including photography has a starting price. Beginner photographers are typically those who just recently purchased a camera. They are typically still building their portfolio. They’re also still trying to find out what they want to focus on. They might lack of experience working with with families, your newborn and small children. They likely don’t have any safety training or have not attended any workshops.

A Beginner photographer is probably still getting comfortable with their camera settings, learning to pose and is not very experienced with lighting. Finding the right lighting in those postpartum rooms can be hard. It also requires knowledge in how to use the right camera settings and right lenses for these sessions. Aperture is the size of the opening in a camera lens the word aperture simply means opening. This determines how much light enters your camera and hits the image sensor. For fresh 48 photography the ideal aperture is between 1.8 and 2.2 because you need more light in those rooms. Most lenses that open this wide are expensive, most beginner photographer don’t invest in an expensive camera right from the beginning because they are not sure yet what they will be focusing on.

When you book a beginner photographer, you will likely be responsible for researching fresh 48 photography tips and preparing for your session. There will likely be no session preparation guide or any advice on what to wear for your fresh 48 session.

They might be a great fit for someone looking for just a quick update on family photos.

$250- $ 300 Amateur

This photographer has been in the business for maybe less than 2 years and although they have more experience than a beginner photographer, they are still learning and getting a lot of photography experience from a variety of sessions which rarely involves a fresh 48 or a newborn session. They are likely still working on developing skills to work with toddlers. They are probably still learning a lot about how to pose families looking on Pinterest for inspiration. Amateur photographers likely do not offer prints or products. They might offer a PDF session prep guide with general information.

They might be a great fit for someone looking for some good photos.

$400 – 900 Beginner professional

The beginner professional is a photographer that has been specializing in newborn, fresh 48 or family photography for quite some time. This photographer is likely a full time photographer and has invested in education, workshops and proper camera gear for their specific photography style. They have the experience to work with newborn and small children. They have developed a unique style and offer minimal wardrobe and consultation. They might be starting offering prints and products for better client experience. They will likely have a booking fee up front for the session and purchase a collection of low to mid-range quality artwork and digital files at the ordering appointment after your session. This photographer might be the perfect fit if you are looking for a great experience, quality photos and an experienced professional.

$1000- 2500 + Luxury professional

The luxury professional is a photographer that has been in business for 10 + years. This photographer has the highest expertise when it comes to their specialty. They provide a high-end and luxury experience for their clients. They probably have a commercial studio space and their offered experience includes commissioning a professional hair and makeup artist so that you don’t have to worry about getting ready for family photos. They will schedule a pre-session consultation where you will get to try on high-end brand dresses and have an extensive client wardrobe. They’ll even have clothing for your whole family. They will have only the very best of heirloom artwork. They are likely well known in their market.

This photographer might be the perfect fit if you are looking for a luxury experience.

By now, you should have a good idea about the pricing when it comes to photography and what type of photographer to use for fresh 48 photos and what is important to you. Let’s talk about why photographers charge what they charge and what other factors can affect photography pricing.

Why photographers charge what they charge : CODB (cost of doing business)

These are some things that determine what photographers charge:

  • Education that they have invested. As a photographer you need to invest in classes to learn camera settings, posing families, editing your photos, lighting knowledge, camera gear, workshops, business skills classes, contracts, a computer, a website design etc. Photographers continue to invest in higher and higher education so they can continue to improve the experience and give the very best to their clients. This is reflected in their prices.
  • How long they have been in business .
  • What they include with their sessions. If they include wardrobe, it costs money to invest in clothing, especially if they have high-end designer dresses that are from hill house – The good thing is that you don’t have to purchase multiple dresses and return them.
  • The legal fees and taxes that come with running a legal business. Liability Insurance.
  • Where are they located. For example, photographers located in a bigger city like Salt Lake City have a higher costs of living than a photographer in a smaller area.
  • If they have studio. Studios need cleaning. If you are renting an hourly studio, chances are that it has not been cleaned. Having a private studio offers clients a luxury experience. The photographer invests in having everything clients need for the time the client is in the studio. This is the best option when it comes to hiring a newborn photographer because you know that the studio has been cleaned and organized professionally. The list is long but these are some things that are reflected in the photographer’s pricing.
  • Also, some photographers offer discounts during the winter a low months so prices will be different this time of the year. This will be different for every photographer and not all offer discounts.

For more information on fresh 48 sessions :

I would love to work with your family. Please contact me if you are looking for a newborn photographer in Utah to document your fresh 48.

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