For these of you who don’t comply with SDP on Fb and/or Instagram and when you don’t obtain the scruffy canine publication … nicely … you’ll definitely be out of the loop, and won’t have gotten the memo. So I’m posting it right here on the weblog as nicely since time is operating out!
Right here’s the factor… In my 15 yrs of photographing solely pets, I’ve at all times made it a precedence to be accessible to ALL pet guardians. Distance hasn’t mattered, with purchasers touring from throughout Ontario and Quebec, from Michigan and New York, and even so far as Kansas and California. Coaching and conduct hasn’t mattered, as I proceed to work with each canine from younger puppies who’ve but to study their identify, to canines with a chew historical past, and all the pieces in between. And simply as related as these, I’ve labored exhausting through the years to make the scruffy classes as reasonably priced as attainable to my purchasers – it doesn’t matter what their socio-economic standing. I’ve had purchasers present up of their Porsche Cayenne and two days later have a consumer arrive of their rusted Ford, held along with duct tape and canine slobber. As I’ve for the previous 15 years, I proceed to try to make it attainable for ANYONE to have photographs of their pet, whether or not that may be a few good prints or a full wall of art work and a custom-designed album.
The actual fact is, although, 12 months after 12 months – apart from the elevated degree of expertise, ability and time that I make investments into each consumer’s session and their photographs – my different prices have continued to rise, even earlier than the pandemic. Tools upgrades (to the tune practically $30K in simply the previous two years), insurance coverage, automobile, software program, web site prices, overhead, and all of my company charges … they simply go up and up and up. After which there are the prices on the lab for the fineart prints and merchandise I ship to my purchasers; because the lab prices go up, so do mine.
Nonetheless, despite all that – as a result of I wish to proceed to be accessible to ALL pet guardians for these crucial and priceless photographic reminiscences – I’ve not raised the scruffy canine session charges or the print and product costs in OVER FIVE YEARS.
Nevertheless , now, with the pandemic, instances have modified. Drastically. Not solely have the prices of operating my enterprise elevated by an alarming fee over the previous two years, I’ve simply realized that the prices on the fantastic artwork prints and merchandise for which my purchasers rent me have risen 30% resulting from a struggling provide chain and exorbitant transport charges. As such, I can not skate alongside at 2016’s charges.
So … it’s sink or swim time … and – as an artist and somebody who understands first-hand the love folks have for his or her pets, and the significance of these photographic keepsakes – I merely HAVE to maintain swimming. However, sadly, the ONLY manner I can do that is to boost my session charges and product costs to mirror the present inflation.
As with all change in a enterprise, this can be a main enterprise and has required nice gobs of time to deal with the entire web site content material, brochures, and particularly my on-line and printed consumer supplies, and invoicing, whereas STILL working exhausting to maintain issues as reasonably priced as attainable for my purchasers.
Presently I’m within the remaining levels of this whole overhaul, and the revised payment construction will come into impact as of April twentieth. So … till that date, I’m honouring the present costs (or extra precisely, the 2016 costs). NOW is the time to get your self a scruffy session at at this time’s costs.
The one catch: I would like you to have your session booked by APRIL twentieth … and your session must happen earlier than the tip of September. That is the one manner I can supply the present charges.
So please, when you’ve ever needed a scruffy canine session, please take into account reserving quickly to be able to make the most of the present charges.
Please attain out now, let me know you have an interest in reserving on the present pricing, and I can ship you the Welcome Information to get the method rolling.
I sit up for listening to from you … nearly as a lot as I sit up for the potential of working together with your scruffy to seize some unforgettable photographs!!
NOTE: For these scruffy purchasers already on the books for a session this 12 months, no worries. I’ll honour the pricing you booked with.