Pricing Overview

Capturing that special moment takes the talent and patience of a good photographer. As the customer, you must decide which photographer will fulfill your vision. Sydney Busch Photography offers options outside the traditional session to bring you images you will treasure as works of art. As a fine art photographer, Sydney Busch will work with you to create a masterpiece collection that will stand the test of time. The investment into a fine art collection is compensation for the time and talents provided by the photographer during the pre-session preparation, the session itself, and post production processing. Your session can  include a variety of locations and props created specifically for you based on your consultation with the photographer and not available through traditional portrait studios. You will have an active role in the session and be fully engaged in the process. Your complete satisfaction is the ultimate goal.

Shopping for a good photographer can be exhausting given the number of photographers, portfolios, and packages to be reviewed. To make this process a bit easier, there are a few key components to consider when reviewing your options.

1. Review session fees with printing costs. Photographers typically charge you in two ways. The first charge is the session fee which includes your time with the photographer to take  and edit the images. The second charge is for the selected prints of the images taken at the session. This can get very confusing and not easy to compare from one photographer to the next due to variations in what is included and what is not.

2. Minimum print fees. Many photographers require you meet a minimum print fee requirement as part of the package. Most photographer websites do not reveal if they have à la carte pricing and what those prices are.

3. Digital images versus printing. Some photographers include a certain number of digital images. For these to be of any real value to you, they should be high resolution files, otherwise you will be limited to the size of print you can develop from a low resolution file. Most low resolution files are only good for loading to social media sites.

At Sydney Busch Photography, session fees are based on the time required to capture that special moment and the necessary final editing.  Recommendations are provided under the Pricing section below. There are no minimum print fee requirements, as Sydney Busch Photography only provides digital images as the final product. You have the option to purchase  prints through any available print lab.  Low resolution digital files are suitable for posting to social media, while high resolution digital images are best suited for print.

Forms of payment accepted - cash, credit card, and PayPal. 

Location Information

The local area provides a wide variety of shooting locations to fit almost any need. A studio session can also be set-up in your home or at any event area. Your vision will be discussed in advance to determine the best location.

Popular On Location Sites Near Savannah:

Tybee Island - Parking per hr

Wormsloe – Adult $10

Historic Savannah River Street

Savannah Squares

JF Gregory Park

Fort McAllister - $5 parking or Historic Site admission fee

Fort Pulaski - $7 per person admission fee

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens - $5 adult admission fee

Bryant Commons


Call for a price quote as pricing may vary from price sheet below.


Photography - $175/hr *

Videography - $200/hr *

    Half Day (4hr) * - $700

    ¾ Day (6hr) * - $1000

    Full Day (8hr) * - $1300

* Time begins when photographer arrives at location or location of first shoot for the day. Rates do not include editing, print, or digital image rates. 


Subtitles and Still Photography Integration - $20/ea

Audio/Video Integration - $125/hr

Composite - request quote

Photo Restoration - request quote

Photo/Video Editing  - $100/hr

Commercial License Price Structure

Sliding Scale for Pricing Commercial Projects based on the total media buy, duration of usage, and license/usage rights.

Media Buy License Rate

$1 - $999 - 25%

$1,000 - $4,999 - 20%

$5,000 - 19,999 - 15%

$20,000 - 50,000 - 12%

Standard License: Client receives 2-year exclusive license to use the image(s). Client receives the right to use the image in perpetuity. Photographer retains copyright and may use the images for self-promotion, on web sites, in contests, etc., but may not sell the image for commercial or other use during the 2-year exclusive period. After the exclusive period expires, the Photographer retains full rights to the image(s). Encompasses all images released to the Client for a contracted session.

Single Image License: Rate is 50% of standard day rate ($1300). 2-year exclusive license and perpetuity usage. Photographer maintains copyright. Standard License rules apply.

Buyout: Only available for single images. Copyright released to Client and Client holds all rights and ownership to the images. Request quote.

Prints - only provided on special request

Printing services are offered through the Sydney Busch Photography website at the Customer Portal. Photos will be posted to a password protected gallery for your private viewing and sharing with friends and family. Print selections are made on-line and mailed to you. You will not need to have a review session with the photographer to discuss your selections, but Sydney is available should you have any questions or need assistance in making your selections. Standard print, canvas, and products are available.

Please note a wide range of sizes and products will be available for your selections. If you do not see the size you want, contact Sydney and it can be added.

You have the ability to create cards from your session if you would like to create birth announcements or other cards. For best results, please use a computer and not a smart phone when creating cards and viewing images to ensure you are viewing images at the best quality.

If you are ever unhappy with your prints from Sydney Busch Photography, we will reprint or refund your order, whichever you prefer. Simply contact Sydney within 10 days of receiving your order.


Pricing noted above does not include Georgia state sales tax or shipping. A down payment of the session fee or package is due at time of booking and the balance is due 7 days in advance of the session date. Promotional specials may require full session or package payments in advance.


A signed contract is required prior to the session and will detail the session or package cost and payment requirements. Cancellations require 48 hours notification in advance of the agreed booking appointment. Inclement weather will require rescheduling.

If the client is not satisfied with images produced from a Photography Session, 50 % of the Session Fees will be refunded if the client indicates dissatisfaction with the final images within 7 days of posting to the Clint Portal. Video Session Fees are  not refundable. In the event a video is cancelled after the shoot, any remaining editing fees will be refunded. 

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