Post # 1
I have a couple questions.
1) I want to ask someone who goes to college with us to do our engagement photo shoot. There are a couple of problems that I might run into. We are on a super tight budget and I don’t know how much she would charge or if she even knows. She is really really good. What would be an acceptable amount if she didn’t know?
2) What if we didn’t actually use those for the save the dates? I would feel so bad. How do I deal with that?
Post # 3
FI and I used a friend for our engagement photos, and we’re also using him for our wedding.
We looked at the average cost for photography in our area for someone just starting out, and agreed on a price about half of that since he isn’t actively starting a photography business yet, and he doesn’t have the equipment that the pros would have. We settled on $800 total for engagement + wedding photos with copyright release. For just engagement photos, I would probably offer $150-200 in my area.
I don’t think it matters if you use the engagement photos for STDs. We didn’t use ours for them, and never intended to. We just wanted the engagement photos for ourselves, our friends, and our family.
Post # 4
We lucked out on this issue. Our photographer is gifting us our engagement & wedding photos. Its a return favor, as this is what I did for her wedding. But we are still going to tip her for all her hard work.