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Vital Signs: The Friends and Family Discount - PPA Today

Vital Signs: The Friends and Family Discount

Dear PPA member,

I love my family. My very large family. Growing up, summers included the annual reunion with over 120 aunts, uncles, first and second cousins at my Aunt Rene and Uncle Cleo's. Birthdays were celebrated, stories were swapped, and cannonballs into the pool were perfected. Even though we're now scattered over the world, any one of them could call me and it would be as if the years have melted away. After all, they're family!

I'm not sure how I would feel, however, if all 120 of them wanted a discount or "freebies" if I was a photographer. How would you handle it? How do you define "friendship" or a "family relationship"? These questions were posed to a few PPA members and their insights are shared in this week's Vital Signs.

Christel Aprigliano
Director of Member Value & Experience

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My family isn't that large. If they want a print of something I've done, they will get a freebie, but it won't be the Gallery size & will be an 8x10 which I can produce myself, at home, for just the cost of the inks and paper.
Everyone has been thrilled by the result.

For family members--who all live out of town--I retouch favorites and give them files (We don't release files for clients.) I have in the past printed wall portraits as Christmas gifts. For neighbors and friends, we offer free sessions and give them half off our regular prices. We request that sessions are complete before October.

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