19th October 2004, 03:56 PM
What things to provide as a wedding photo package?
I'm going into wedding photography and I need to know what kinda package should I provide the couple?
I am currently providing my service free to them as I'm building up my portfolio.
I plan to:
1) Return them all the raw image files onto a CD (with customised cd label)
2) Host their photos on my site as part of my portfolio (this will allow their family and friends to view their photos online too).
3) ... ? ...
What else should I provide for them? I will perform image touch up on photos (e.g. cropping, removal of blemishes, etc) that I deem necessary and will return these edited photos to them too.. But should I allow the couple to select photos they wan edited, etc... I'll not be doing any printing for them, but can assist in sending the photos for development.
19th October 2004, 04:12 PM
That will depends on How much you are charging....
20th October 2004, 12:34 AM
"2) Host their photos on my site as part of my portfolio"
Provided the couples don't mind.... Dun forget that you are charging them for the service, and after they have PAID for the photos, the rights should belong to them already.... (My opinion, no offence)
20th October 2004, 06:16 AM
I will be charging them FREE. Anyway, I will of course make it clear that I will have the right to use those photos for my site, etc...
Originally Posted by ShawnQuah
20th October 2004, 08:49 AM
Have you covered an actual wedding before? If not, I suggest you follow a pro around to shoot if you want to build up your portfolio for actual day wedding. It is to take the pressure off so that you can experiment with your portfolio, as well as assure the couple that their photos are in good hands of the pros and shots won't be 'missed'.
There have been some instances in which people offered to provide 'free' services and after the event, turned around and came out with some fees for the 'release' of the photos. Couples are wary of these nowadays. No offence intended, just want to share with you why some couples are not comfortable with people who shoots for free, especially if you don't know them. (Of course if they're your friends, it's a plus)
Make sure you have a clear written agreement between you and the couple, especially with regards to using the use of the photos/ purposes. Yes, in Singapore, the person who squeeze the trigger has full rights to their photos, but as professionals, we do need to respect the privacy of the couple.
Last edited by canturn; 20th October 2004 at 08:52 AM.