Spring has sprung and as I write this, it is lightly snowing outside my office window. Crazy! I know! Last week was wonderful with temps in the 70’s, it felt so nice despite the brown and yellow landscape. These warmer temperatures has all us Minnesotans outside reconnecting, walking, running – most have sprung from the winter hibernation. And it is the start of the senior portrait photography season. Typically, this season starts as early as January!
As my past clients know, high school seniors are my favorite type of portrait session. The market has changed so much since I entered it seven years ago, it seems to change yearly, monthly even. The trend I see now, is high end, expensive experience type high school senior portrait sessions or really inexpensive with digital files senior portrait sessions. I don’t see the middle of the road with choices in price, product and most importantly experience. It has me reflecting on whether to continue my client based photography business. FARKA Photography is what I consider the middle – choices, with high to low price ranges and experiences to choose from. There is nothing flashy; however, always quality photography, variety of images with clean edits as well as creative edits and a variety of design products to showcase the images from a session. I always created and offered high-end products with beautiful images at a reasonable cost.
The last two years have been telling, my client base has changed and more and more are interested in price and digitals. I shied away from said clients, as I wanted to design beautiful products for my clients with the images I created. I won’t bore you with the details of running a business; however, it has become clear I need to stay in the higher middle or become high end in order to continue with FARKA Photography. And since the clientele is desiring more and more in price and digitals, I have been considering going back into the corporate world either in the same industry I have been in for my entire career (photography/design) or into an entirely different field – the health industry in particular. As I explore my options, I will be offering a limited number of senior sessions this year.
All -inclusive senior photography session for $500.
This includes pre-consult on the phone, 60-90 minutes session, 3 to 4 wardrobe changes, and up to 40 beautifully edited digital images with printing rights. No sales meeting afterwards, unless you are interested in one of my beautiful products. Immediate download of images within 5 to 7 days from shoot date.
Available in May, June, August and September
This is an amazing offer, I have never offered an all inclusive senior portrait session for $500. Call 612-200-1080 to book your upcoming senior portrait session.
All the best,