That's OK, Walmart Is Cheaper Than You!
Let's be honest, we have all said it before when the photographer tells shows the pricing for their service. The first thing you say is "Ohhh That's Ok, I'll Go To Walmart, They're Cheaper!" To be honest, yes Walmart can be cheaper than what I charge, but for certain reasons. Walmart can offer quick, convenient, centrally located, and lower priced product, which independent photography businesses and studios may not be able to match. Although they may have the multiple backdrops and props for use, OK so think of this, instead of shooting on the backdrops, why not actually shoot on location of your home, state park, or within the scenery of the city. Now let me ask you this, for those whom may have body image issues, skin issues, or visible scars on you and you want to have them removed or body altered slightly. Well good luck in asking them to provide that service because the only thing they will do is color correct or change the white balance of the images. They will not edit the portrait in a manner to nip & tuck, skin blemishes, nor remove scars upon request. Now on the other hand by choosing to go with an independent photographer you may pay a little bit more, but the service you will receive is well worth it! The freedom to choose from shooting in-studio or shooting at one your favorite locations. Just imagine doing an engagement photo shoot exactly at the same location where they proposed to you at, a graduation photo shoot in front of your high school/college or on the sporting field of your choice, family portraits at a beautiful park with the scenery as the gorgeous background. OH, let's not forget those portraits of yourself where you may want a little nip and tuck on or around certain body areas, blemishes of the skin such as acne or scars touched up to your perfection. With so many options available for you the choice should be clearer than before, because remember, a portrait is the capture of the memories which will last a lifetime! So with that in mind a few more dollars is an investment well worth spent.