Post # 1
My wedding went off without any noticable hitches. My photographer is a really great guy but we did have some communication miscues that ended up with me having only family taken getting ready photos.. I had resigned myself to it..
The photographer recently gave me my online gallery of the wedding day pics … and when I asked what was next I was told to decide if I wanted him to print or if I wanted a disc..
Other people have been so impressed with his work I’ve been asked which package I went with and tonite when I reviewed I realized I don’t have what my $$ paid for.. I like this guy so should I ask? I feel the dollar I paid should get me these —
What I have – the large engagement & bridal picture he promised for the reception & smaller (4×6 almost positive) of the engagements… what the package was:
16- 4×6 prints, 3- 5×7 prints, 2- 8×10 prints
1-11×14 print for display at reception
16- 4×6 prints, 2- 5×7 prints, 2- 8×10 prints,
1-20×24 print for display at reception
Wedding and Reception
200 4×6 prints with Slip In Wedding Album
150 Images Slideshow DVD with music
Online proofing/ordering gallery
I think this is more than just deciding if I want him to print or I want a disc, right? 3,500 is nothing to sneeze at.. in my world at least. Am I being ugly if I ask for the prints included *&* the disc he told me I should decide if I want?
I don’t want to be ugly if the disc is “better” and therefore he didn’t have to offer it to me.. so confused and dont want another communication mishap.
Post # 3
I think it’s just whatever you prefer, but I don’t think you should ask for both. If you get the disc, you can print as many as you want on your own dime. If you get the prints, then you’ll have to pay him if you ever want to get more prints.
Getting the disc with all of the images is definitely not included on your original package and, IMO, is a reasonable replacement, monetarily, for the prints in your package.
Post # 4
Sounds like a pretty standard package/price to me…its usually one or the other and if you get both, its going to get pricey.
Our photography package is costing us $2700 and all we are getting is:
-photo guest book of the engagement photos
-8 hours of wedding day photography
-and a certain number of photos of our choosing on a disc.
If we want to add actual prints to the package it will cost us $100-$2000 depending on what package of prints we get.
IMO you should ask for the disc not the prints and go get prints done somewhere else.
Post # 5
rhanks ladies — all the sudden I couldn’t decide/determine which was the right thing for me and I hate to mistep again … I’ve done my research about online printing (good quality) and I *did* see his prices for prints are very high when compared I knew you Bees would guide me proper!
Post # 6
If he is providing professional grade prints they will be much higher. The prints that you can order online or at Costco will definitely be a lower quality which is why the pricing is very different. As you have already received the two large prints I believe the better option is asking for the disc as long as it comes with print release. I would ask if he is still going to provide the DVD slideshow as well.
Post # 7
I agree, get the disc, but make sure you get a signed print release with it!
Post # 8
@MsDontRushME: This is kinda weird… I’m not sure why he wouldn’t have avoided this whole situation and just sent you the prints that were included in the package you agreed upon. Offering you a choice of them or the Disc feels to me like at the last minute he got lazy and offering you the DVD was an easier option than fulfilling your existing contract and having to run off all those prints.
As a photographer, that’s the most glaringly obvious reason to me, but yeah, the disc might be a better choice anyway, so I’d probably go with that… this whole chocie situation just doesn’t make him look professional IMO.