Thats funny. They are who I hired for our photographer! I haven’t really done anything with them yet. I’ve only put down a deposit and signed a contract. But so far everyone is really nice and friendly.
They were a little higher than what I was thinking for my photography budget. But the pictures/quality are so beautiful. Everything was so bright and pretty. And really comparing them to other companies (some of the highest ones i saw were $8,000 and $16,000), they aren’t that bad. Even the cheaper ones I saw were around $3,000 for say less hours or a certain number of photos taken, or whatever. And personally, I could definitely tell the photo quality difference in the other really cheap company packages.
So to me, these were really wonderful quality pictures for a good price. And I justified to myself that really if i’m going to splurge on something, it should be photography because flowers die, cake gets eaten, this is what you have for years to come.
So, I filled out that form for date availability and someone called me I think, and we set up an appointment for someone to call and do an online presentation. So I did that, and basically they sort of match you up like an online dating service. She said you fill out some survey type things so they can find out exactly which photography style you want and matches you up with the right photographer. I’m getting married in Kansas City, so we’re probably in the same photographer pool.
After looking at TONS of other companies packages and stuff I decided that I definitely wanted to have high-res digital negatives so I can get more printed whenever I wanted. I was planning on getting the lowest package because it was actually below my planned budget and yet still 8 hours which was what I was looking for. But she kind of convinced me (and after my mother’s "go-for-it") to go with the Dolce package because it comes with this really neat album.
I was originally thinking I could just take the negatives and get an album made somewhere cheaper. But really, I don’t know where to begin to find who does that. And after looking at theirs and other companies al-a-carte options for albums and stuff. Albums are freaking expensive! In our contract they broke it down and this album we got is $900! Other ones i’ve seen are $400-500. I had no idea.
They also have specials each month, so for my month, I get 2 free smaller parent albums that are identical to the one I make. So I thought that was a good deal too. FYI, I just looked at their website to write this too and it looks like the prices have already gone up. I got the Dolce package for $2400, now it is $2,550. So if you want them I’d say decide quick.
So, so far I’m really excited about them, but like I said I haven’t really done anything yet. I entered my name in that sweepstakes too. So far I haven’t heard anything. 🙂