(Closed) How much did your pro album cost?

posted 9 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

About $1500 for ours.  We got a graphistudio album with photometallic paper, which is soo soo pretty.  Colours really pop.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I think (!) the albums our photographer offers start at $1500 but we wanted some upgrades and it might end up being like $2500 (eek!). I kind of regret it now that I’ve made a couple of Blurb Albums that turned out great.

One of the things I would do over is not include the albums in our original photography contract and decide whether we wanted one after the wedding. Now, we are contractually obligated to get one.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Ours will be around $3500, but I don’t like to think of it that way because including the album, we paid about $5000 for the photographer. This was for unlimited wedding day coverage with 2 photographers, an engagment session, and the full disk of digital negatives plus the album. He just seems to have it broken down where the album costs the most, for some reason.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Is the cost you ladies are listing ON TOP of the photographer’s cost for the wedding day???

My entire package which was pictures from 10 AM until 11 PM, includes an album, a VERY LARGE picture for our wall, 8×10’s for the parents, 5×7’s for the wedding party, wallets, our engagement session, a large mounted picture for signing at the reception, and possession of the negatives cost us $1500 TOTAL

 I realize prices in LA are going to be more than prices in my area, and my cost was quite low (a friend of mine got married 2 years ago, used a different photog. and paid $8000 for all of her stuff – which btw – was not that great) but I didn’t think people had to pay extra to actually get an album…

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee

Ours is included in our package (which is 6K)…so don’t know exactly what the breakdown is.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

We have a $1200 album credit from our package…I think that’s essentially the starting price of a full sized album that is 30 pages from our photographer. I somewhat regret having the contractual obligation to buy the album, but I knew we wouldn’t make one otherwise and hers will be a lot nicer than anything we could put together.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2008 - St. Catherine of Genoa, Jin Asian Cuisine Restaurant

$900. 🙁

And… I think that’s 2007 pricing. I think it’s about $1600 now!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Our entire package is $1600, and that includes an album with 140ish pics, and a CD with all the hi-res images.

Maybe it’s just because I don’t live in a built up area?

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We are paying roughly $3000 for a fantastic photographer, 6 hours of coverage, digital negatives with print rights, and a fabulous custom album.  Not sure on the pages, but there are a lot, and all the paper and lay out is custom.  I’m excited!  Photography is my number one priority! 

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Hi Penguin,

I am from Sacramento too, I believe our whole package is around $4,500. That includes an engagement session, photo album and 6+ hours at the wedding! Our photographer offers a beautiful album which is made in Italy…before meeting with him I swore I didn’t want an album but after seeing this one I fell in LOVE!

 Hope that helps!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

We paid $6000 for our photographer and $800 for the rights to the digital files. The album cost is on top of that, but they will credit the $800 rights fee towards the purchase of an album. The final cost of the album depends on what we want, but it will be at least $800 since that is the credit we’ll be using.

Post # 14
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Busy bee

Our photo package was $975 (and she’s amazing — http://www.amystraka.com) and I’m doing the albums myself with mpix.com pro-quality photo paper and Kolo albums. 

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I bought a brand new leather 40 page Renaissance library bound album with the mats, dust bag, and box for 100.00 off ebay (the seller was a photographer who was going out of business) and will choose the pictures I want to have my photographer print after I see the proofs…My photographer costs 3,600 and does not include the Hi Res DVD you get when you buy the rights (that is an additional 1,500)…However, since I am getting married on a Thursday, she thre this in for free. Mr. Staticboy and I are in love with both our videographer and photographer and would not trade them for anyone else, for any other price!

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2009

Ours was 900 for 20-page, but included hi-res DVD. We thankful that he honored the 2008 prices for our Jan09 wedding! 🙂

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