I have been spending a large amount of time thinking about the value of my photographs. Yes, it’s a memory that is now frozen in all its beauty safe from the grip of time ~ but it is far more than that! Each photo costs me so much to make! I did a bit of math on a few of my favorite images and was astounded at the cost behind then.
There are so many images online bombarding us each day! And this creates a higher expectation from professional photographers because where quantity is high we tend to value it less. But shouldn’t we value quality more in this case?
My images are all over $25,000 depending on the lens and equipment I shoot with…here is a breakdown of my fav shoot method and equipment.
I guess you could buy this gear and take a photo but do you know how to make it look like this? I spent the last 11 years learning how to do this and all my photography education has totaled over $15,000 making this one photo $27,930. We could add in the extras…this location cost well over $5000 just to reserve. The dress, the tux, the hair…Its such an invaluable service!
I always tell people that Even if you can afford a Ferrari you need to know how to drive it and I am Mario Andrade with my cameras. To take these pictures I needed my education on exposure, composition, off-camera flash, flash-bounce, multiple light sources, white balance, posing, light composition and post-production editing.
I am an artist, friend, and I LOVE my job! Thanks to all my clients who value photography as much as I do! I am so eternally grateful to you for letting me capture your memories and at the same time remain a stay at home mommy! DREAMS MET! Thanks!