(Closed) How much did you spend on photography?

posted 5 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
926 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

$950 for two photographers, all day coverage, and rights to all the pictures!

Post # 4
786 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

We are spending $5700 for two photographers all day, 3 albums, an engagement session with prints, a guestbook album and thank you cards.  Oh and rights to our prints.  It’s a lot of money but pretty normal for where I am.

Post # 5
77 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

$2441 for two photographers and:

  • airfare for two
  • land/sea transfers for two
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation for two
  • 6 meals for two
  • 7,000+ raw pictures
  • 40-page (8×10) coffee book-type wedding album

we’re pretty happy as the photographer gave us the 2 DVDs with 7,000+ pictures just a few days after the wedding.

Post # 6
2116 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

A little over $1,000 for 5 hours of photography, editing, DVD of images, all rights, and a printed album.

Post # 7
753 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

$1800-$2000 for two photographers for 9 hours of coverage with proofs and rights to all the high resolution images. It also included an engagment photo session. My friend used them and they gave her MANY MANY pictures. 


This was by far the best deal I found in my area for professionals. I had a hard time finding someone for under $2,000 that gave me 2 photographers and more than 5 hours coverage.

Post # 8
3574 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

5K for 8 hours of coverage, one shooter, engagement shoot, album, disc of images.

My friend paid $4500 for two shooters, 10 hours of coverage, an e-shoot, and disc of images.

Post # 9
152 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

$5200 this includes 2 e-sessions, 10 hrs one the wedding day with 2 photographers. Our reception is the next day so he’s gonna do a pre-reception shoot as well as the reception. There will be one artistic album and the disc to all the pictures. 

Post # 10
328 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

1400. includes 2 photographers all day of wedding and engagement shoot

Post # 11
14341 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

3k – 2 shooters for 8 hours, alumn, dvd of pictures.

Post # 12
207 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

$3000 for one photographer for 6 hours and rights to the pictures. Nothing beyond that. Best I could find for good photography in Boston!

EDIT: Though it looks like pinkshoes found a better MA deal. That sounds perfect!

Post # 13
289 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

This was a huge deal for me. But in the end we decided that having good photos was going to be worth the money. We found an amazing deal on a great photographer considering in our area, prices are WAY more.

$2200 for full day coverage, 2 photographers. $500 for a high resolution disc so we can print our own photos, so $2700 total. This does not include any photos but we have a friend who owns a lab who is going to make us a photobook, which would have been $2240 more.

My friend just had a wedding and only spent $1200 all in, and it shows (ie: tripod in the corner of the photo, unedited for the most part, the wedding book looked second hand…blah)

Post # 14
2457 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

$650 for engagement photos and 150 photos (and rights), 8 hour coverage the day of with rights and roughly 500 photos (best of the bunch, some photocorrected and whatnot.)

Post # 15
2287 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: Central Park

700 for 6 hour coverage and our engagement photos

Post # 16
948 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012


Included e-session, 2 photographers and all rights to images

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