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Christening Photography- what to charge?

LizS 12 7 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2013 1:52PM
Hi, I have been asked to quote a couple for their daughters christening, but I am unsure of what to charge.
I have photographed several christenings before and have charged 150 for coverage.
This christening is 85 miles away- does anyone have any advice on what to charge for travel? Realisticly I will be around 4hrs for the round trip.
Thanks Smile

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Jat_Riski 9 89 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2013 4:48PM
Between 275-350.
Daffy1 10 367 Ireland
11 Feb 2013 4:49PM
HEAVEN KNOWS !!Smile . Damian
bangalicious 10 1.3k 5 England
11 Feb 2013 4:53PM
Google map a rough route from start to finish to get your mileage and then set a realistic price per mile to ensure your costs are covered.
I would say charge them a set rate for the actually Christening (dont forget editing time etc) and then add the mileage on top so you are being up front and honest about the travel charges.
Newdevonian 5 466 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2013 5:17PM
You need to charge 0.50 per mile as a minimum, to affray total motoring costs.
Newdevonian 5 466 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2013 5:25PM

Quote:You need to charge 0.50 per mile as a minimum, to affray total motoring costs.

Looks like I am well out of date re cost per mile. Have a look at http://www.theaa.com/resources/Documents/pdf/motoring-advice/running-costs/petrol2012.pdf This is for petrol cars but there is a similar sheet for diesels.
pulsar69 14 1.6k 6 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2013 6:06PM
40p-50p per mile is about right and will cover most economical cars with a little left for wear and tear , and its best to add this on so they realise its not part of the cost of the photography, I would say 150.00 for the actual christening and post production sounds about right too.

collywobles 14 4.0k 10 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2013 3:38PM
60 pence a mile is nearer plus 20 an hour whilst driving.
LizS 12 7 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2013 2:12PM
Great thankyou very much, I was thinking about 45p/mile so please thats what others think!

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