- 3 years ago
- Wedding: June 2014
I’m kind of clueless when it comes to photography. I always look at pictures and think “Ohhh pretty,” but never really notice whether they are good or overly photoshopped or could have been better by a better photog. I always see you bees looking at people’s pictures and being able to tell whether or not the photographer was good. So, please help me pick a good one!
What I’m looking for: Someone who can capture moments AND someone who can give me some of those really fun looking photoshoots with the bride and groom (I want them to be artistic and be able to come up with the poses). I used this site: http://www.herecomestheguide.com/wedding-party-ideas/detail/photography-style-glossary/ and it looks like I want something that is either Illustrative Photography or the High Fashion wedding photography.
Here are my options so far (and I’m open to suggestions!):
A Capture by Karina
Price: $1649 for Gold Package + $350 for next day TTD + $150 each addt’l hour
Gold Package – About 6 hour’s session (Getting ready, details, ceremony, portraits & early reception) /1 USB Memory stick with your pictures in High resolution, Wedding photo realize form. Can be printed at any printer and in any size. (Original and Edited files) / Online photo gallery
Price: $2600 for a full day (about 12 hrs) and a TTD another day is included, promises to spend about 15hours editing photographs back home (from Canada, spends a lot of time in DR photographing weddings), we will receive Hi Res unwatermarked discs of our images
Price: $1150 for Diamond Package + $250 for TTD or $400 for “Crazy TTD”
Diamond Package: (6 hours Coverage-Preparation of the Bride, Ceremony, Photo Session, Reception) / 1 DVD with your pictures in high resolution that you can print at any lab and in any size. The DVD includes approximately 550 pictures (Edited).
$150 per hour extra
TTD: 1 ½ hour Photo Session (usually the day after your wedding) / 1 DVD with all the pictures in high resolution that you can print at any lab and in any size. The
DVD includes approximately 150 pictures (Edited)
Crazy TTD: 1 ½ hour Photo Session in an original place of your choice: Sugar canes fields, Mangrove Swamps, Virgin Beach … / Incld transportation and the DVD like the regular TTD
Caribbean Emotions (Photo + Video)
Price: $1100 for Multimedia Package + $400 to add Reception until 10pm + $300 for TTD
Multimedia Package: Getting Ready of Bride and Groom, Ceremony, Photoshoot after ceremony of family and bride and groom / Coverage by 1 Photog and 1 Videographer / One DVD w/ all photos taken in Hi Res (over 400) + One Edited Wedding DVD / Movie Length depends on length of ceremony
*I can also book these guys separately just for video for $400, but doesn’t include the reception (just – getting ready, ceremony, photoshoot after) – IDK how much it would be to add the reception as well.
Meet the Burks
Price: Cost of Vacation for 8 hours of coverage of 2 photogs, Engagement Session back home, TTD shoot, edited images w/ printing rights
Vacation would cost about $300/night for 3 nights plus flights out of Charlotte (they happen to be in my area so they would give us the engagement session before hand for free so we can actually meet with and work with them in advance) – Estimate it would cost about $2300 for 3 nights? would look to add a 4th night for them ($2600). Depends on how much flights are (right now, they’re showing at $680).
Price: $3400 for Nova Package + $550 for TTD ($300 each additional hour)
Nova Package Includes; 6hrs coverage, 2 photographers, online proofing gallery, unlimited download gallery, archival disc with images
She is clearly the most expensive and pretty much outside our budget (I wanted to stick closer to $2500), but I was told she will work with you with pricing. Her cheaper package is $2900 for 4 hours and I just don’t think that will be enough coverage.
I’m also open to any suggestions you may have. A lot of photographers from the states will do the wedding for free if I just pay for their vacation. If I go that route, I’d like someone close to Charlotte so I could at least meet with them or NYC (where I’m originally from).
Also, as a side note, we weren’t planning on having a videographer. We were going to do the wedit.com thing (they send you digi cams for $500 and all your guests can videotape the whole thing), but for $400 I can get the professionals to do it. Or, I might just skip this entirely.