I believe that Art is for everyone and after much consideration I have adjusted my pricing structure to better reflect my development and beliefs.
Price is always a sticky issue. We have been trained to believe that talking about money is a grotesque topic in our society so any discussion of it is thorny at best. My goal today is to explain why I have made these adjustments in an effort to encourage understanding of my beliefs and practices.
I am a working-class artist. I live like a church mouse in a studio apartment in the Elliot Park neighboorhood of Minneapolis. I don't like excess or find much need for "luxury" in my life because it's not something that particularly excites me.
What does excite me is creating beautiful art of beautiful people who appreciate what I do, and I believe that high-quality work should come at a respectable price. I understand that my style of work is not for everyone and that is okay. I am not for everyone and I don't want to be. What I want to be is someone who is great at what they do and provides a positive service for their community.
I believe that Art is therapeutic and that my mission is to be a good witness and help people feel like the absolute best version of themselves in order to promote a positive and transformative experience that helps them be more confident and live their lives at full volume. I want to work with the people who are excited and serious about working with me but I don't believe that all of those people are after the same experience.
I also believe that some of the people that would most benefit from the experience I offer are in a place where they need a boost. They would like to have the FAB experience I provide but are deterred by the premium price tag. A price that is attached to services they might not need or want right now.
Over the past year, some of my favorite sessions have been the ones where we have built a package that was tailored to exactly what my client wanted and now I want to apply that mentality to all of my clients. Every client is unique, and every photo story is unique, so every session should be built to fit those unique needs, dreams, and desires. That is why starting today my packages are moving to a custom a la carté design.
My new minimum session is now 1 hour of shooting time with 5 high quality fully retouched photos starting at $275 dollars. From there you will be able to add time, photos, video, hair and makeup services, and instant prints as you desire to make your session uniquely you to tell your unique story.
I have also removed the limit on the number of outfits per session. Previously I had my outfit totals worked out to 1 outfit an hour. After numerous sessions, I found that was too limiting. My clients provide their own wardrobe and I always encourage bringing extras, (because you don't know what will work until you are in the room), and it turned out that we were really averaging a new outfit every 30 minutes. I also found that some outfits are really great but only work for a few shots, then it was time to move on to something else. So I was going over my own limits. With this new change, we can now give each look its proper amount of time and flow with what best suits the vibe in the room and the story we are building.
I believe everyone who is serious about having a positive transformative experience through a FAB photo shoot should be able to have it and with this pricing restructure my hope is that the barrier to entry will be lowered to the point that those who need it most will not be intimidated. You will be able to have a high-quality experience at a respectable price that still allows me to maintain my high standard of integrity and artistry.
Thank you for taking the time to read this, if you haven't gotten your copy of my new Fine Art Boudoir Handbook and price list you can do so by clicking the pop-up and submitting your email or you can contact me directly at via my "Contact" page with the subject line "New Price List Please" and I will send you a copy right away.
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