Why is Custom Photography So Expensive | Kansas City
I ran across this piece regarding the difference between chain and custom portraiture by the talented Debra Weisheit. She has an amazing way with words, I thought I would share it here.
I would like to add to this that any registered and legitimate business is paying 30-40% of profits for self-employment taxes. There are also equipment & liability insurance, studio overhead, and professional association fees to consider.
I absolutely LOVE what I am doing. After 17 years in business management, I can honestly say that I enjoy each and every hour I spend working. I receive inquiries from people interested in starting a photography business every week. It’s important to remember that every business should start with a business plan. It is, after all, a business.
There are unfortunate misconceptions between the chain, the true small business and the “person with a camera who shoots, burns and pockets it all”. Thanks, Debra, for writing this piece.