Eritrea is a 25yr old country in the horn of Africa with it's capital at Asmara. The women are talented with various fashion, beauty models and they also showcase these talents in beauty pageants. With that being said, I would like to say Happy 23rd Birthday to one of Eritrea's beautiful creation. Her name Fnan and I was blessed with the pleasure of photographing this gorgeous young lady. Below are just a few images from the session and trust there's more to come and more shoots that we will be doing in the near future. Please take the time to comment happy birthday to Fnan.....thank you
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Here at Corey Wendell Photography, we've decided to undergo some changes. This revamping will include a new business module, new images, new pricing, new layout, & a new vision. Our focus will be on contemporary style of photography that'll set you apart from everyone else's portraits.
As I grow and evolve, this website will do the same. I will use this blog to:
- Post videos
- Share photography tutorials
- Reveal behind the scenes footage that will hopefully be of some use or entertainment for you
I believe the everyone deserves a wonder portrait of themselves, which is why my tagline is Capturing The Pure Essence Of Your Soul. It is how I interpret my poetry into what you see from my camera. I can't to bring out the beauty within you!
This was our first time photographing a baby in our new location. Little 8 week old Shawn came through and showed love to his dad serving overseas. I LOVE it. Beautiful, clean baby portraits!
Check Out The Baby Album Featuring Shawn Miller Jr.
Have you ever asked yourself. “Why a Custom Professional Photographer cost so much?” Honestly, before I was a professional photographer I even asked myself the common question of “Why on Earth do you (Corey Wendell Photography or other custom pro photographers) charge $35.00 for an 8×10 when I can go to a local printer (Walmart, Costco, Etc) and spend roughly $2.84 for the SAME THING?!?!!”
Well, that’s were it all starts. Usually photographers just get completely irritated at their clients and storm off in their heads, instead of educating you otherwise. The answer to that common question is pretty simple if you stop and really think about everything that your photographer does for you and your final product(s). The answer lies within all of the equipment costs, artistic vision of the photographer, reputation, expertise (knowledge), and the usual cost of running a legal business.
Let’s do a quick break down all of these things that I just listed and how much time and money the photographer puts into each one. Only then, will you truly see why custom professional photographers are an investment that you should decide on!
Time of a Custom Professional Photographer:
*1-2hrs Personal Consultation and Answering Emails/Phone calls
*1-2hrs Researching/Scouting for special, unique locations and props
*30min-1hr Session prep time. (Checking equipment and back up equipment as well as car check)
*30min-1hr Driving TO Client’s home or Session Location
*30mins-1hr Prep time at Client’s home or Session location
*60mins-2hr Actual photographing the client and finding that unique shot for each photo.
*20mins Break down of equipment
*30mins-1hr Driving FROM Client’s home or Session Location
*30-45mins Uploading and creating Private Online Gallery
*30-45mins Backing up all original images/files
*2-5hrs Editing images to provide you with unique photography/images
*1hr Ordering Prep time (getting price sheets ready, etc)
*2-3hr Ordering Consultation (Time spent with client)
*1hr Sorting through and checking order
*30mins-1hr Prep time for order for printer
*30mins-1hr Getting order shipped
*Additional time aside for needed add on orders, shipment issues, or quality/printing issues. Some clients need more help and communication then others as well.
Costs of a Custom Photographer:
Without going into specific costs of equipment (cameras, lens, computers, storage, etc) I would like to touch on a rough estimate on how much it costs a custom professional photographer. Keep in mind that a photographer can buy consumer grade, prosumer grade, or professional grade. And professional grade photography has many different levels.
*Quality Camera $2,000-$20,000+ (good quality to best quality) and that JUST the camera!
*Quality Len(s) $500-$5,000 (a piece)
*Computer $1,000-$5,000 (includes monitor, calibration, etc)
*Editing Software $2,500-$8,000.
After all the “equipment” you have to consider the print lab costs, vendor costs (packaging, samples for client, etc) website, hosting, storage, blog, professional attire, etc. On top of that, now you have to look at the costs of “business”. Running a legal business is a must for a photographer’s reputation and it isn’t cheap. This includes, taxes, licenses, clearances, insurances, liabilities, etc.
After all of the obvious costs of being a professional photographer there are some hidden agendas as well like making a reputation for themselves. Always providing the absolute best, going above and beyond, excelling expectations of clients. To do this a photographer has to be consistent, professional, and like-able to all clients. That takes of lot of heart and passion. A photographer has to tell stories, share stories, and make them relate-able for all the clients so that the client will want to come back and/or share with others.
So there you have it, an almost complete breakdown of Why a Custom Professional Photographer is an Investment. One last note that I honestly feel is important for my clients and other photography consumers to know is that a sound and professional photographer is always reinvesting into their business and putting little to no money in their personal pockets. I do believe that this is a great thing for the clients which proves that they will get nothing but the best.