Post # 1
So I found an amazing Boudoir Photog. Her stuff on her website was amaging she was super nice. I called to get prices she said how much the shoot was and I asked what that included etc. Prints were extra she said they are between $100-$400. It was a little more (total) than I wanted to spend but I figured FH would love it so it was worth it.
Well I went in today to pick my pictures out. The price list she gave me started at $500! for 10 pictures!!!! For 20 pictures and a CD was $895!
I was so mad and upset I wanted to cry! I ended up telling FH all about it. He is so mad I spent so much money 🙁
I was just wondering if this is normal to spend on the pictures. My wedding photog for 6 hours and a disc was only $400.
Post # 3
@mishelleez: I am so sorry that this happened to you! Did you mention your frustrations with your photographer? If not, please do!
Have you received your images? Are you happy with your images?
I am located in Brown County in Indiana and for Boudoir Sessions I charge $250 for a CD with ALL (30+) images and a printing release. We offer an additional discount if the client signs a model release form. Prints are an additional cost, but are $80 and under.
All the Best,
Post # 4
We paid ours $199.00 it was a special with booking a wedding. We got a DVD with all images, also photographer came to my house as we are in same town, so there were no other charges. She could have booked a hotel or rent a studio but cost would have been higher. We did purchase a small photobook for another $199.00, so total cost was a little over $400.00 with taxes.
Post # 5
That is pretty steep pricing. My boudoirs start at 350 and that comes with a disc of [high res] images. From there the prints are sold at my standard rates (starting at $12). I’m not sure where you’re based, but i am a mid range priced photographer in the Atlanta metro area. In my opinion their rates are a bit much. I’m curious to see their site to see if the pricing matches the quality of the work…
Post # 6
Mine was 400$, but that includes an Album, hair and makeup and 2 hour session…
I just started a photography business and i personally think that 300-400$ is a good price. I think photographers get us when we want to print pictures or get the rights to our own images. That is why i decided that i will give the CD to everyone for free!
Post # 7
Mine is 375 for hair, make-up, a book and an 1.5 session. I cant believe they were than much, I would be so upset. I would def talk with the photog about it.
Post # 8
That is steep, but comparing it to your unusually cheap wedding photography is a little unfair. Most high end engagement sessions are $300-500 with a CD of all images included, to give you some idea. Did you get the prints costs in writing for the cheaper prices? If you did, you have recourse. If not, well…..always get pricing in writing!
Post # 9
I’m getting mine for 40 because I got a groupon, but your prices are what they normally charge. I’ll probably end up adding to my package which will bump the price up quite significantly, but yeah boudoir can be VERY expensive. It sucks that the photog was kind of misleading to you though!
Post # 10
I paid about $500 for 2 hours, multiple clothing changes, and a 20 picture album. Yeah it was probably too much money but oh well.
Post # 11
Mine were $200 for the boudoir shoot which included the photographer paying for the hotel room, discounting the cost of the images CD and a $50 product credit.
This photographer’s prices are normally higher, but I got this price because I organized a boudoir marathon. That basically means that I found 4 other girls who wanted to do a boudoir shoot the same day with the photographer. We all had 1 hour time slots with the photographer and it was a good way to save money.
I paid $100 for my hair and make-up and roughly $75 for my outfits.
The only thing I ordered from the photographer is the CD of images and I am making a calendar for FI myself!
Sorry you had such a bad experience! Ladies who are thinking of doing a boudoir shoot…make sure you know all the details up front and sign a contract with the photographer!