I had a model tell me they only wanted to pay a third of what my price was for a portfolio photo shoot because that is all they were used to paying other photographers.

So the question is – which option is better?

Option A: Hiring a low-priced amateur who will deliver images you cannot use and you’ll have to either hire them again or hire someone else to redo it.

Option B: Hire a professional (even if it is not me, just a real professional photographer) and get it done right the first time at a market rate.

There is no option C.

James Patrick
IG @jpatrickphoto