So why does photography in Destin, Florida cost so much?  Your just clicking a button right?


In order to maintain a photography business, there are several hidden fees that are not easily seen by the naked eye.  It can cost upwards of $20,000 to maintain your business each year.

Here’s why:


The Camera Body is $1500 to $10,000.  The lenses are around $1000 each.

The lighting equipment is around $250 to $1000 per lighting kit.  Multiply that by 4 or even 5.

Licenses, Taxes, etc

There are business licenses that you are required to obtain in each county that you do business in for a photographer.

Taxes- You know what I am talking about!

Website Hosting fees

Website building fees

Office expenses -CDS, Toner, paper, etc

Actual Program usage fees- i.e. Photoshop, light room, acrobat, etc.

Maintaining the equipment:

Your equipment must be maintained and cleaned regularly, which can add up quickly.

After all of that has been paid for there is more to pay for!

Education to learn how to use all of that equipment and continue learning to create the best photos possible.

None of that includes the actual time it takes to edit or take the images.

So in a nutshell, THAT is why photography is so expensive.