Photography was like most people very important to us. We had quite a large budget to spend and were willing to even spend more than we set aside to have the perfect photographer.
We ended up looking at a few high priced photographers (when I am talking high priced I am talking about $10,000) then more in the mid range (around $4000-$6000) then very lower end ($1000-$3000) kind of thing
We wanted to weight all of our options and make sure we connected with the photographer, their quality of work, their ‘packages’ etc.
We instantly fell in love with a photographer in the lower range of prices. He was a newer photographer on the market in our area, who had done some weddings (cause I dont think I would have wanted to be the first) we liked his originality and williness to try new things, and especially learn from his experience with us.
He was a young guy, but I can credit a guy in photography (since I have a passion/hobby of it myself) so the first thing I said to him when we booked him was that he better not dissipoint me and give me more than 100% on the day, he laughed and said of course…
Saying that after countless phone calls (where we both click, and get one another) and emails we determined what we want with him – he will be with us all day, there is no time limit (I guess I may have scared him a bit with the giving me more than 100% thing ha ha) so from the moment I start getting ready he said he will be there, and from the moment we want to leave our party he’s done too. he gives us the usual, photos after the ceremony at a bunch of different locations, reception, as well as a cd with all the photos on it, and an online gallery where friends and family can view and buy the photos etc
we ended up getting that for $1600 – the only thing is didnt cover was the E-shoot, which me and the FH DID want which was another $200.
Like I said we both were willing to spend alot more on photography so when it came to the extras, like albums and stuff were spending nearly $3000 on albums with him
so in the end I guess the cost for photography for us will be around $4600 – which I am happy with, if my photographer can make me happy