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lilyphoto
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Deposit for sessions?


I don't usually do stand alone sessions that aren't part of a wedding day photography package. However, I have a couple that is getting married abroad (they already have a photographer there, darn!) and they want me to do their sessions (bridal and after session) locally.

I am wondering what % you all ask for as a deposit for sessions. Or do you ask for one at all? Do they just pay you on the day of the session?

Thanks.



Jan 22, 2013 at 10:20 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Deposit for sessions?


Generally I charge whatever the entire session fee is itself as the 'deposit' and then they would buy prints etc a la carte.


Jan 22, 2013 at 10:40 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Deposit for sessions?


TTLKurtis wrote:
Generally I charge whatever the entire session fee is itself as the 'deposit' and then they would buy prints etc a la carte.


We're the same. It's the full cost up front to book and then anything later is la carte.



Jan 22, 2013 at 11:19 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Deposit for sessions?


I do 50% up front, non-refundable. Then I do 50% when the proofs are ready. I get paid before they see anything.


Jan 23, 2013 at 12:41 AM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Deposit for sessions?


For smaller sessions (IE) not weddings I just take the whole thing upfront unless they express a need to split up the payments.


Jan 23, 2013 at 02:58 AM
 

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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Deposit for sessions?


TTLKurtis wrote:
Generally I charge whatever the entire session fee is itself as the 'deposit' and then they would buy prints etc a la carte.


This.



Jan 23, 2013 at 03:02 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Deposit for sessions?


sboerup wrote:
This.


Same here.



Jan 23, 2013 at 03:13 AM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Deposit for sessions?


Mm... I should add that my "sessions" are 1500, so 750+750 is easier than 1500 all up front.


Jan 23, 2013 at 03:15 AM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Deposit for sessions?


Inku Yo wrote:
Mm... I should add that my "sessions" are 1500, so 750+750 is easier than 1500 all up front.


Alright fancy pants, what else do your 'sessions' include lol



Jan 23, 2013 at 03:34 AM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Deposit for sessions?


For non-weddings, I'm almost always working with people I already know as I only advertise my weddings. I collect the entire session fee when they sign their contract.


Jan 23, 2013 at 02:21 PM





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