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The Price of a Professional

Jan 1, 2020 | Uncategorized

It’s an awkward thing to talk about, the price of things, especially when it comes to bespoke services.

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People will walk into a big shop, let’s say an electrical store and buy a huge TV for whatever the price is and not question it. However when it comes to a bespoke service such as photography, the cost is constantly queried. I ask myself so many times, why?

I created Dinky Days Photography 7 years ago this month of January 2020.

That’s 7 years of experience, training, prop choosing and investment, camera equipment, insurance, first aid training and so much more.

I am very proud to say I am an award winning professional photographer.

From third place in the WPPIs newborn category world wide, to Newborn Photographer of the Year Uk 2019.

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There is the fact that Photography has such a broad price across the board. This is due to the experience of photographers. The problem is that for those who aren’t in the industry, you may not be able to differentiate between them.

I have many enquiries where I am asked to price match to much lower cost photography companies, this is something you won’t find Dinky Days doing.

Why, you may ask? Well I believe that my clients deserve the very best, they deserve the portraits that last for a lifetime. Portraits that hang on the walls and wow every person that walked into their home. With the price, comes a great experience, products that match your home perfectly and never ever being considered ‘just a number’.

My products come down to even so much as your cake for your cake smashes. I use the wonderfully talented Jams Joint who creates the most beautiful cake smash cakes to match each and every set for your little one. They deserve a delicious and perfect looking cake, even if it’s about to be smashed to smithereens.

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I have had the honour to photograph an incredible amount of clients over the years and I am thankful for each and every one. You see, they value what I do and trust me to create beautiful memories for them.

Price is down to priority.


For me, a Louis Vuitton bag is not a priority. A Range Rover is not a priority and that’s ok. We all have our own choices.
For my clients and I, memories printed to stand the test of time is.

When Photography is a priority to you, the price is something you will understand. My products are the best, the love that goes into each and every single portrait is something you can see when you finally hold those prints in your hand. The wall art you order, when you hold them in their hands, you feel the quality and know it is worth every penny that you invested.

I recently had a great client of mine say when she picked up her order ‘It’s so worth the money I spent now it’s in my hands’
When I told her that she had the other loose prints in her portrait folio, she responded with ‘Oh what, theres more? I didn’t look again at the packages to see what was there because of the money I spent but I am SO happy I bought it all and I can’t wait to come back’.

My clients tell me they come to me because of the personal experience they have. The anxiety some parents feel when coming for their sessions is real. A twin parent family had alot of it before coming to theirs and once we had finished, they told me they they’re so happy they came to me. That they felt at home here and loved seeing how I am with their children. They felt so content knowing their babies were safe in my hands with my posing and gentle care.
This means so much to me. I want you to love your experience at Dinky Days and I adore when you’re so vocal about it. It means the world. Thankyou.

To start 2020, I wanted to explain that different business will always different prices. From Photography to Bakers, crafts to music lessons. The artist deserves to be valued.

If you love their work (which I’m sure you do as that is why you enquired) then please know that behind that screen is a real person who cares about their job and the price is what it is for a reason and we would love to provide a wonderful service for you.

If I am not in your budget, please do let me know if you’d still have loved to used my services and I will see what installments could be arranged for you if possible.

Photography is a luxury that I would love for you to all to have.

You’ll find all of my session information by clicking on the top bar on ‘Your Session’, you’ll find my package pricing and more by clicking here.

Please email me here and I’ll be right with you about your session at Dinky Days Photography LTD. 


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