Just a little insight…

I ran across this article and boy is it spot on, on one of the most dreaded topics of running a photography business. I haven’t necessarily been in this exact situation, but the comment of “what kind of discount can I get” has popped up so many times.  Believe me I would love to give everyone I know a discount on my services, but I can’t. I’m a single woman working a full time job and trying to get my business in a place where one day I could have as my one and only job. Discounts or $50 sessions with digital images would never cut it…I am slowly but surely getting to the point where I value my work and my worth, but trying to get others to value it too is hard.  What she says about professional photography being an investment is exactly what it is…save up for it if it means that much to you to have quality images. I challenge you to add up all of the fluffy coffee drinks you buy each week, how many times you eat out, expensive clothes or shoes you buy…I’m sure if you did, you could afford to invest in a professional photography session to capture your beautiful family, priceless facial expressions, the love and warmth towards each other, a brand new baby’s gorgeous features that will only last for a couple weeks before he/she starts growing up before your eyes!  Isn’t it true what they say…you get what you pay for?

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Now I’m not saying that I don’t have customers who value my work, because I have AMAZING clients who keep coming back and telling their friends that it is worth the investment.  For them I am grateful, and I look forward to seeing them over and over, watching their children grow up, and even welcoming another beautiful addition to their family.

I guess my point in this post is for everyone to take a look at your own job, your passion…and think, would you be able to give a discount or whatever it is for free to everyone who asks?  Just something to think about!

 

Blessings,
Natalie

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Black Friday Sale!

I am so not a fight-the-crowd-battle-the-crazies-black friday shopper…I much prefer staying inside, shopping online if needed and enjoying a relaxing day! Hoping those of you who fight the crazies had a fun time and no one got hurt =) I have been in business for a few years now and had my first black friday sale last year, which went incredibly well. The biggest issue is getting it seen! So this year I am trying different methods to get the information out there for all to see! Don’t want anyone to miss out on a great sale to get some professional images taken of their newborn, child or family.

I have two deals going on this year. The first one is for future sessions and new clients. Buy one gift certificate get one for 50% off! These are good for newborn, child, and family sessions not already booked, or products (prints, canvas, albums, etc). They are not good towards sessions already booked or wedding packages.  Go here to get your gift certificates!  https://squareup.com/market/natalie-joy-photography/gift-card

Sale is good thru 11:59pm today, November 28th, 2014.

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Print and Canvas pricing

 Print and Canvas pricing

DIGITAL IMAGES

Whole gallery            $150

One digital image       $20

PRINTS

 Sheet of 8 wallets      $12

 4×6                                       $6

5×7                                        $10

8×10                                     $22

11×14                                  $30

16×20                                  $50

 

GALLERY WRAPED CANVAS

16×20                                  $150

16×24                                  $175

20×30                                  $225

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Fort Wayne IN Newborn Photographer | Sadie

Miss Sadie is the second newborn who won my contest back in the spring!  Her mommy and daddy are amazing people and are great Christian parents to Sadie and her big brother Maddox!  This little peanut is so dainty and perfect!

 

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Natalie Joy Photography specializes in newborn, child and wedding photography in Fort Wayne, Indiana and surrounding areas.

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Fort Wayne IN Family Photographer | Melanie + family

I’ll save you all the details of how Melanie and I have gotten to know each other, but needless to say I am glad that I have had the chance to get to know her a little more as time has gone on.  It was so much fun seeing all of their personalities come to life as we went through the session!

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Only took a “few” outtakes to get one of them all actually jumping!  Love it

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Gorgeous isn’t she?

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Natalie Joy Photography specializes in newborn, child and wedding photography in Fort Wayne, Indiana and surrounding areas.

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