(Closed) How much did you spend on Engagement Pictures? $$$

posted 9 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Our photographer includes engagement sessions in all of her packages, but it would be naive to say we were getting this session for free! I guess it depends on who your photog is and how expensive their regulr packages are, but I would guess $300-400 is probably normal? In any case, I think they are totally worth it and that you should try to do them if your budget allows!

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Mine were $200 CDN in Ottawa, ON …. but I think it really depends on how frequently the photographer does them and whether you plan on having the same one do your wedding pics!

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Ours were $400 with the amazing Travis Hoehne, it included all digital prints too.  Completely and totally worth it.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee

$0… have a friend take them for you.  You can even take that $200-$300 you would spend on professional ones and get a nice camera and use that. You even get to keep the camera! Just go on shutterfly afterwards and choose your prints! So easy and cheap!

 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

$0- my FFIL is an amateur photog and took them for us!

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

They were free via my MOH. Totally worth it 🙂

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Mine were $200 CDN *Toronto Ontario* which included a 2 hour shoot, 25 of the 250 shots were edited/enhanced, and we also received the photos on a high resolution disc to save some money and print our own. I feel they are totally worth it!

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

$0…my fiance is a photog so he actually set the timer and did ours.  We didn’t require many since we have so many wonderful photos from our time together, but I would second, get a friend.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

We switched the engagement shoot and instead will have the photographer at the rehearsal dinner. A friend of us with a super duper camera will do the engagement pics. I think the value in engagement pics is for you and the photographer to get to know each other.

Post # 13
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

We ultimately decided that to be kind to our budget, we would not do an engagement shoot with our *amazing* wedding photographer. (She charges $500). Fiance’s best friend is a photojournalism student, so we got really different and interesting photos that are not your typical engagement photos for the price of a beer and burrito!

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

$125. by my friend who is a part-time professional photographer, full time mom to two adorable babies. I am in the Dallas, TX area. She told me to not pay her, and when I insisted, she said to just pay her what was in my budget. That turned out to be a huge blessing, because at the time I had not idea wedding photography could be so expensive. I think we will end up paying her about $900 total (e-pics, bridals, wedding), and this includes all the digital files.

link to e-pics: http://picasaweb.google.com/GreenePorterWedding/EngagementPictures?feat=directlink

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Our engagement session was included in our wedding photo package.  We spent $1400 total on everything.  Our session lasted about 2 hours,we did one change of clothes, and had them taken on the campus of UCLA in three different areas. 

Post # 16
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Ours was $300 CAD for a 2 hour session.

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