What Should You Pay for Event Photography?
It’s absurd that professional photographers still charge upwards of $600 an hour for a service that a 7-year-old with an iPhone can do 90% of. Photography has changed tremendously over the past 30 years, yet professional photographers are charging more than ever. Valet Photos is changing this by offering unlimited candid photos at your next event for as low as $99.
In 1930 there were about a billion photos taken every year. By 2000 that number had increased to 86 billion photos a year. But in 2014 we took nearly 880 billion photos! That means in only 14 years the number of annual photos taken increased more than it did since photography was invented in the mid-1800s. It’s estimated that 10 percent of the photos ever taken have been taken in the past 12 months. Every two minutes we take more pictures than the whole of humanity in the 1800s.
Despite this obvious proliferation of photography, it’s still insanely expensive to have someone take photos at your event. The marginal cost of taking a photo is $0.00 (free), yet photographers not only charge you $600 an hour but they then charge you for a digital copy of each print. At Valet Photos we’re committed to a different type of pricing model. We charge you $99 to hire a Photo Valet™ to come to your event and take unlimited candid photos. You’re not paying us for the photographs. You’re paying us for the cost of sending a Photo Valet™ to your event. The marginal cost of a digital photo is nothing, so why should you be paying for it?
Valet Photos is making event photography affordable and accessible for all types of events and consumers. It’s for the mom who wants photos of their child’s birthday party. It’s for the college fraternity that wants a Photo Valet™ to shoot one of their fundraising events. It’s for the low-budget wedding. The bachelor party. The summer camp. The high school prom. It’s for every consumer that has been priced out of the event photography market for the last 100 years. For more information and to reserve your date visit http://www.valetphotos.com.