Portrait Photography Starter Bundle

  • Begin your business right: the Portrait Photography Starter Bundle combines three foundational products that set a standard for your success. The Pricing Guide for Portrait Photographers saves you money (while also making you profitable), by helping you know your business’s numbers; our Complete Legal Portrait Contract saves you headaches in the form of client disputes and business liabilities; and our Essential 1 Hour Portrait Workflow saves you time, often the most valuable weapon in a profitable portrait photographer’s arsenal. Start here, and start building a sustainable portrait studio.

    New Interactive Adobe Acrobat PDF Included with the Complete Legal Portrait Contract: designed to empower your business even further, you can send the PDF straight to your clients to complete from the comfort of their own computer or mobile device, like their iPad or iPhone! No more messy paperwork or trying to figure out how to create an online web form for clients to use. Simply download, add your studio information in Adobe Acrobat (full tutorial included) and send off to be completed! It's literally as easy as 1, 2, 3.

    *Header image shown at the top of the Complete Legal Portrait Contract is included as a stock image with download.

  • The Pricing Guide for Portrait Photographers:
    • 70 page PDF document that covers an in depth review of REAL business numbers, explanations and examples of budgeting, calculations for determining your work time and paying yourself, pricing for your brand and your studio, and setting up a game plan
    • Solid advice from top industry portrait photographers
    • Smart worksheets to help you calculate your Cost of Goods, Time and Pay
    • A budgeting worksheet guide to help you stay accountable to your business
    • BONUS 20 page PDF document containing ready-to-use, brandable price lists for any business model

    Complete Legal Portrait Contract:
    • Customizable 3 page contract, with space for studio logo and contact information
    • Clearly defined payment and fee guidelines for the client
    • Expressed details that identify your studio rights and liabilities
    • Session and production terms, to let clients know what they can expect during and after their portrait session
    • Clear expectations of the client, including items like conduct guidelines and expected punctuality (and consequential delay fees

    Essential 1 Hour Portrait Workflow: • 40 page PDF to help you streamline your workflow, command confidence from your clients and get back to doing more of what you love• 2 professionally crafted client correspondence emails for before and after your session
    • Creating smart shooting and workflow habits to ensure simple and effective post production
    • Sound advice for prepping, storing, and backing up your images
    • Lightroom editing and enhancement walk-through
    • Tips for Photoshop and blog image creation
    • BONUS: Includes The 6 Essential Lightroom Presets to edit any portrait or session

    Please Note: We supply the names of the fonts used, but .ttf files must be downloaded from other providers. See Usage for additional details.

    Compatibility:
    • Guides can be read in Acrobat, Preview and any PDF compatible product, view the entire guides right from your hard drive or iPad for easy archiving and navigation
    • Price lists & Contract are fully editable in Photoshop CS or newer and InDesign CS5.5 or newer
    • Windows and Mac

  • It's Sellable: Equip yourself with a Mini-MBA in portrait studio numbers... this all-inclusive kit teaches you all you ever needed to know about costs, pricing and running the numbers side of the business. The worksheets easily guide you through understanding all the data behind your studio and will allow you to turn the corner to profitability.

    It's a Time Saver: There is no greater lag in the production process than the endless hours can take to accomplish a single edit. Our Portrait Workflow helps you create a system that will improve your technical skills and decrease your average editing time. With a little practice, every part of your production will improve and in no time, you'll be turning-around portraits faster than you ever imagined.

    It Shapes Your Image: The Complete Legal Portrait Contract is more than just protection*; it's a valuable, professionally written business tool that demonstrates intelligence and integrity, two intangible characteristics that foster lasting client relationships and position your studio as a professional, exceptional leader in your market.
    *It is highly recommended to consult a lawyer prior to use to ensure you are covered under your local laws.

  • A few notes from Design Aglow about our products.

    Customization: This product is an instant download and is fully customizable unless otherwise noted. A support guide is provided with your product, or in our Tutorials section. It offers a generalized overview for customizing the template. NOTE: Both the template and tutorial are designed specifically for professional photographers and assume a working knowledge and intermediate experience with Photoshop and a familiarity with layer masks.

    Printing: Unless otherwise noted, all template layouts are formatted for standard professional lab printing. You can print your final products anywhere professional services are provided, however we do include a recommended lab with your download.

    Fonts: Most fonts used in Design Aglow products are standard system fonts that may already be installed on your computer, or are easily attainable by downloading from the creators. Due to copyright protection, we are unable to include these files directly in the template, but a quick Internet search for the font online will typically yield several resources (font style names are included with your product for easy searching).

    About Your Purchase: We understand inspiration knows no boundaries and that you're probably eager to get started. This product is designed to be used immediately, which is why we made it digital! We do hope you understand, however, that since it is digital, we are unable to offer refunds or exchanges. Before you finalize your purchase, take one more look to be sure it's exactly what you need and that you have the appropriate software.

    One more thing: If you haven't purchased from us before, take a minute to review our Copyright Information, for important details on how you legally use this product. It will probably answer most of the questions you may have, and explains key product usage guidelines.

    Have questions? Contact us anytime. A friendly, intelligent member of Design Aglow will be happy to offer assistance during our operating hours, M-F 9:00-5:00 (U.S. Pacific Standard Time).

The Pricing Guide for Portrait Photographers

• 70 page PDF document that covers an in depth review of REAL business numbers, explanations and examples of budgeting, calculations for determining your work time and paying yourself, pricing for your brand and your studio, and setting up a game plan
• Solid advice from top industry portrait photographers
• Smart worksheets to help you calculate your Cost of Goods, Time and Pay
• A budgeting worksheet guide to help you stay accountable to your business
• BONUS 20 page PDF document containing ready-to-use, brandable price lists for any business model



 

Complete Legal Portrait Contract

• Customizable contract, with space for studio logo and contact information
• Clearly defined payment and fee guidelines for the client
• Expressed details that identify your studio rights and liabilities
• Session and production terms, to let clients know what they can expect during and after their portrait session
• Clear expectations of the client, including items like conduct guidelines and expected punctuality (and consequential delay fees)



 

Essential 1 Hour Portrait Workflow

• 2 professionally crafted client correspondence emails for before and after your session
• Creating smart shooting and workflow habits to ensure simple and effective post production
• Sound advice for prepping, storing, and backing up your images
• Lightroom editing and enhancement walk-through
• Tips for Photoshop and blog image creation
• BONUS: Includes The 6 Essential Lightroom Presets to edit any portrait or session



 


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