Post # 1
Hi, I have seen a lot of engagement pictures on this website, but no one has really discussed about the price of these photos. I really want to know so that I can budget wisely and know what to expect. If it is too expensive, then I will maybe just skip it altogether. Please do share some insight. Thanks.
Post # 3
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
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 # 5
$200 in Omaha, Nebraska. Totally worth it!
Link to my pictures.
Post # 6
Ours were $400 with the amazing Travis Hoehne, it included all digital prints too. Completely and totally worth it.
Post # 7
$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
$0- my FFIL is an amateur photog and took them for us!
Post # 9
They were free via my MOH. Totally worth it 🙂
Post # 10
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
$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
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
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
$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
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
Ours was $300 CAD for a 2 hour session.