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What's a fair price for designing a wedding album

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Old 08-09-2010, 12:05 AM
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Question What's a fair price for designing a wedding album

I will be contacting some old clients again to design wedding albums. I think I was underselling myself charging $200.00 a book. What is the going price range these days? I didn't ask for more in the past, because I was afraid I would loose the job. I'm not looking to get rich, just get a fair price. I'm so clueless about that part of the business.
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Old 08-16-2010, 12:51 AM
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Re: What's a fair price for designing a wedding al

Charging a fixed rate for the entire album is not ideal since some albums have 50+ pages. I've done this briefly a few years back. I charged $15 per page design. A pano design would double that. An average album design for me was around $500. It helps to know the pricing packages the photographer/studio offers so you can set the price accordingly. If the photographer/studio charges at least $10,000 per wedding, you can probably ask for more.
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Old 08-16-2010, 02:50 AM
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Re: What's a fair price for designing a wedding al

Thank you for taking the time and responding to my question. It was a big help as I start back into the business.
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Old 08-16-2010, 03:27 AM
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Re: What's a fair price for designing a wedding al

Well it depends on pages but we usually charge between $5~$10 of each page
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Old 08-16-2010, 05:07 AM
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Re: What's a fair price for designing a wedding al

People Constantly ask these questions,how much for touch-ups,how much for restorations etc,etc
These are Almost impossible to answer WHY? Because There are so many variables,Like
where you live,your skills level,quality of materials your using these 3 things make all the difference in the world
If you live in an area with a depressed economy or low income chances of getting big bucks are slim.Or maybe your client came to you because your just starting out,so they think you will do it cheaper
I find a lot of people on here just do not seem to want to know the business end of things.I mean is it possible to make money?and if so what kind good,decent or just as an added supplement
Just my Opinion
Zganie
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Old 08-16-2010, 06:56 AM
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Re: What's a fair price for designing a wedding al

Thank you everyone for getting back to me on this. I work in the New York area and my client really loved my designs. I would put a lot of time and care into each page. It wasn't the kind of down and dirty cookie cutter stuff, that you might outsource overseas. When my wife was sick and passed away, I had to put it aside for a couple of years. I'm just looking to make a living for me and my daughter. I know how much to charge for the retouching, but I wasn't sure about the wedding album stuff.
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Old 08-17-2010, 12:11 AM
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Re: What's a fair price for designing a wedding al

Just charge as much as your client can pay. I think that fair price is somewhere in range of 10 - 1 000 000 dollars.
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Old 08-17-2010, 09:45 AM
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Re: What's a fair price for designing a wedding al

Not only do you do some nice work, you have a sence of humor. You gave me an idea to post some of my before & after samples. I wish you continued success.
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Old 12-31-2010, 01:37 AM
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Re: What's a fair price for designing a wedding al

we use to charge equivelent to $200 for 10 page digital photo book having 1mm sheets of each page.
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Old 12-31-2010, 05:29 PM
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Re: What's a fair price for designing a wedding al

A good rule of thumb when dealing with clients is: The less you charge, the more they want-!
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