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I still think about that recent thread about local economies, vs. money allocated towards photography, etc...
It was a lot of good information there. A lot of food for thoughts.
I know it can get personal and maybe even controversial, which I hope it will not be that way here.
I'd like to discuss pluses and minuses of adding smaller, 4 hrs. offers with potentially no album/book, just a disc.
We, personally, tried to stay away from going this path for some time now. In the past, we had a few inquiries asking about smaller options, and we had to turn them down. I think we all here can relate to that (?) However, given that the economy is still crap, we see more and more people looking for such options. Should we have it as an option? Would it bring all other prices (price formula) down? Would it keep us longer (if not forever) in low budget's market? Will it create more problems in a long run? Personally, as I said above, we haven't shot anything less than oh well 6 hrs + (8 hrs average coverage) for some time now. And so now with obviously higher demand for shorter/cheaper coverage, it looks like "not so bad idea".
For those who can say "this is stupid idea", please say why you would never do it wearing our shoes, not your personal situations.
(we're weekend shooters, 2-nds, more in a beginning (10 own weddings; 40-50 2nds. trying to shoot more own stuff. so the 2013 goal is 5 weddings (8-10 hrs each)), Location: Kansas City, smaller package starts at $2K)
The idea to ask FMers cam from this ad: http://www.weddingbug.com/Wedding-Photography-Packages.aspx
Thanks to all for your inputs.