Each month Design Aglow brings you Studio Policies for Success to make your photography business run smooth as silk while avoiding all too common problems that plague even the most experienced photographers. Feel free to use our recommendations as is or modified to suit your needs (and you can thank us later *wink*).
The Policy: “Reprint orders can be made at any time throughout the year, while your images are on file. As always, there is a minimum print order amount of $350.00 so it is best to place all orders at one time to avoid having to meet the minimum each time.”
Design Aglow Note: Reprint orders are not usually very large, as typically clients only want to add on one or two items. Most professional labs have a quota that photographers have to meet in order to have the lab process our order. If you don't meet that quota, some labs will charge the minimum amount, even if the order is only for one print. Therefore, it is in your best interest to maximize your volume with each sale, to ensure that YOU meet your lab's quota as well.
Hi! Tell us a little bit about yourself. What was your road like to becoming a photographer?
Hello! I am a portrait photographer based south of Boston, MA. My passion is capturing mothers and their growing families. Maternity and newborn portraits are the foundation of my business, and I also capture baby milestones, children, and families. Fun fact: I returned the diamond earrings my husband bought me for our first Christmas as a married couple to buy a digital camera.
When I was in college, I had a friend who was a professional photographer. The first time I went to her home, I walked in to find stunning photographs of her children on the walls.
There was a huge canvas in their living room and a creative photo display in the main hallway. I remember being so moved by the beauty of those images, thinking to myself, “I want to create images like this!” I bought myself a DSLR as a graduation present, learned photography from online courses and started my photography business about a year later.