The backdrop is painted (yes, I did paint it),
the gold fish are swimming! (not really, I have the fish bowl and for animal safety will have a fake little fish handy)
Book the cutest little mini series this summer! Only 5 spots open this year. What a cute little way to document your little one’s summer at an exceptional price!
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New trends and threads are heading this way here at Kimberly Cowan Photography!
I have two gorgeous new body suits from the awesome people at Sew Trendy available here at my studio. The black one is shown below and waiting for a lucky mom to show off the creamy white lacy one! What a beautiful way to show of your gorgeous baby bump!
Big thanks to the gorgeous Bethany for showing off our new items!
Midland / Odessa, TX Maternity, Newborn, and Family Photographer.
So happy to feature the incredibly cute Baby Samuel!
Born premature around 3 lbs and coming into the studio at 3 months old, he slept all the way through and ROCKED his newborn session. I can see Samuel and protective big brother doing some incredible things in their lives. Such an honor to be able to photograph these amazing boys!
“On the night you were born….”
So you have been shopping around for a newborn photographer? Just like everyone else, one of the important details that you look for when hiring someone in the service industry is “How much?”
There are several very logical practical reasons why I and most businesses charge what we do. I promise I’m not getting rich rolling around in a large pile of money at the end of the day (like some people seem to think I do). After I pay the business bills I’m pretty much left with a modest minimum wage.
So say you come in for a regular session and I charge you $250 for the sitting fee and I do not include print or products.
Rent: $40 (based on 40 clients average a month)
Utilities : $30
Backdrops: $60 ish… (this is a pretty low estimate, these average about $100 or more depending on material and size)
Props: $50 ish….. (again, I’m low balling this)
Hired Help: $10-14 per hour (3 hours average)
Uncle Sam’s cut : $61 (because I’m a legit business who does pay her taxes)
I have not included the other necessities like insurance, equipment & maintenance, travel, my computer software and editing time, (average 3-5 hours editing time a client), session prep, etc…. etc…..
If I gave you an all inclusive CD for that price (or cheaper), then I honestly couldn’t make a living wage and the business would go into debt and I wouldn’t even get to pull my own salary to feed my family. This is why we work right? To make a living wage?
I love being a full service, high end boutique studio and love offering beautiful, professional archival products such a gallery wrap canvas, albums, prints, and much much more! A print lab can make or break an image (I can’t control quality outside of the studio) and want to re-assure my clients that their prints will look amazing backed by our studio color quality guarantee. Digital files are nice to have, but if not printed properly the images will not last forever.
Besides the Cost of Doing Business factor, there is the experience and training. I put in so much time, money, heart and soul into my craft and know you will love your finished art to admire on your walls to last a lifetime. I take such great pride in my business and strive to be one-of-a-kind. I am also the ONLY Certified Professional Photographer through the Professional Photographers Association in Midland/Odessa, TX and specialize primarily shooting maternity, newborns, and babies so it’s important I stay up to date and constantly training in safety.
The moral of the story? I can’t and will not compete my competition based on price. If I gave in and competed with my competition based on price, then we would all end up on the bottom.
I’m always an open book so feel free to contact us. My pricing and policies is always published and can be found on my Investment page.
Thanks so much and I look forward to creating quality art for you!
Kimberly is an award winning, certified professional photographer located in Midland / Odessa, TX. She specializes in newborn, maternity, baby, and family photography.
Are you an inspiring photographer who sometimes wishes you could be a fly on the wall on one of my newborn sessions???
How do I get those squishy poses?
How do I keep baby asleep?
How do I safely pose baby in props?
How do I find the right clients, and keep them coming back?!
I am for the first time ever, and for the only time this year offering a workshop to help you through these obstacles.
Come join me at the end of July for an in-person workshop in my North Midland, TX studio (Don’t forget your camera) for fun and education while working with our tiniest little clients!
July 28th and 29th from 1pm – 5pm
We will cover
-Business and Marketing
-Newborn Posing and Safety
-Parent Posing and Safety
-Picking out the right props (and making sure they are safe!)
-Lighting & Angles
-Photo Retouching – Editing
-The best selling products!
Bring your camera and I will let you grab a few shots for your portfolio while you are here.
Participates will also get to go home with a book with all the tips and tricks we go over together!
It’s $299 and will be a two day (afternoons) workshop.
1/2 payment due to reserve your spot and the other half due July 1st. I need a minimum of 5 people to make this workshop happen and I do not get enough interest or booking will be happy to refund your fee’s.
To book. Please email me your information and interest to email@example.com and we will be happy to get you reserved!
Images & The Investment page on my website are Federally Registered and Copyright Protected. (c) 2018 Kimberly Cowan Photography