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Old Jul 17, 2020, 8:41 AM   #1
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Hey Guys! I am a wedding photographer. A client contacted me recently who apparently lost her wedding photos. I shot her wedding 9 years ago.
She asked me to find out whether I still have their images. It would take me a half a day to go through all the archives.
My question: Do you charge a fee for providing images 5 years after you shot a client's wedding, portrait session, etc?
If yes, how much and how do you explain the clients that a fee is involved...?

Thanks a bunch!
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Old Jul 17, 2020, 5:54 PM   #2
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G'day Otto

Time is money ... and "administration" is as much a time issue as anything else you do professionally

Maybe you can advise that "your staff time for recovering the negs from the archives held in another location for safekeeping will be an admin cost of $$$ - are they okay with that fee on top of the reprinting costs??"

Hope this helps
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It helped! Thanks!
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