How Much Was your Photography/Videography on wedding day?

posted 2 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 2
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

mdcmod:  I paid $3900 for our photography & videography and it included the following

2 hr engagement shoot

ALL photos edited and photoshopped and we get to keep all the pictures

We had 2 photographers and 1 videographer for 9 hrs

45 min edited wedding video documentary style and raw video material on a seperate CD

There were a lot of other extras but it all had to do with editing. 

THe price for your package is ok, but I would be worried about the 6 hour coverage, 6 hours is really not a lot. And the price also depends on the area you live. For me, what I paid is SO LOW compared to what everyone I know has paid. I live in Brooklyn, NY and typically, people spend anywhere from $5K to $10K on photo/video! I can’t imagine spending that much even if I did have the money because I think its so ridiculous. 

We were more than satisfied with out photographer and videographer and we saved a ton of money

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

How many touched up photos does that include?  I personally wouldn’t want like 1,000 RAW photos.  If you don’t have photo editing software, you’re not even going to be able to open the files.

I paid $3,500 for eight hours of photography including a second shooter.  This gave me rights to print all photos and disc of edited images.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Church

mdcmod:  I don’t know about videographer but your photography one sounds about average/reasonable, if not a little less than average. Photography is expensive but if it is important to you than I think it is worth it just to capture a life time of memories. We are spending closer to 3k including taxes for our photographer which includes a usb key of all edited photos, 10 hours of photography and an engagement shoot with the rights to print all photos. We feel it is worth it, anyway.

Post # 5
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Wannabee

I’m paying almost $4k for photo, which includes 2 photographers for 9 hours, as well as an engagement shoot and all photos on a flash drive retouched/edited (no prints or albums).  This was definitely a huge splurge for us as it is the most important thing to me on my wedding day being a photographer myself- even more important than the dress! For video we are using a different company and getting a highlight reel and then a ‘cinematic’ edited 45 min. DVD for $1k.  We weren’t going to do video at all but then the thought of some of my older relatives not being able to make the trip made me want some sort of video to send to them and to have.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

My photographer: $2,200 for: 2 photogs, 10 hours, print release, CD on all photos (around 650 I think it was, no duplicates), (2) 11×16 prints, 12×12 coffee table album, some editing of all photos, engagement session with print release

Videographer: $1,200, last minute decision, 10 hours, 3 minute trailer, 15 minute cimenatic, then the raw footage of the entire day which I’m very glad I got, and 3 copies of the DVDs 

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

Spending 5650 for photography and 2700 for video. Plus 900 for an hour engagement session (different photog).

It hurts to type and I don’t want to even add it up.  I am just insanely picky about photography. I was excited to find one I loved for less than 7k.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

mdcmod:  all of the photos my photographer gave me were edited.  I got about 900 and I know there were edited, because some were black and white.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

mdcmod:  Depends on where you live. 

For example, where I live its not the standard. If you want all your photos edited, its an extra charge. But the company I used, all photos (1671 to be exact) were all edited and photoshopped, it was included in the package I selected

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2014 - Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts

My photography package was $1350. It included 6 hours on wedding day. Two photographers (the main photographer and her husband). All photos edited on a USB drive with printing and copy rights. $100 off a photo album. A 60 minute engagement/love session with edited photos on a hosted website. I think she also does a wedding blog on her website.

I got a preview of our photos sent to a hosting site that the photographer uses a few weeks ago. Requested some additional edits. She just sent the updated photos for me to preview. Since it took her a little extra to finish she also gave me a print credit. I paid $50 for a CD of our love session photos. Taking my total up to $1400. And once I do the photo album it will probably be a total of around $1600 spent.

Post # 12
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Busy bee

mdcmod:  I got two shooters for my ceremony/family pictures and one for reception for unlimited hours. I will get three albums total and all the rights to edited and unedited images. This package also included an engagement session. I got a decent discount for having it on a Friday and paid around $1100 total. 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

mdcmod:  it defintely depends on where you live – we are in one of the most expensive areas in the country unfortunately. We’re paying $3000 for 6 hours of photography, but this woman’s work is ridiculously amazing! Photography was a priority for us and took up about 25% of our budget

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

mdcmod:  You will not receive every photo that the photographer takes – many will be duplicates, out of focus etc. But the ones you do receive should be edited. It should say in your contract

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

mdcmod: Those sound like very reasonable prices.

We are paying $4200 for our photographer. Includes 8 hours, a second shooter, engagement session, all edited images on disc, a small print credit, and a custom wedding album.

Video was less of a priority to us so we are paying $2500 which includes 8 hours of coverage, multiple edited DVDs, and 3-5 minute “trailer”/highlight reel.

We initially weren’t going to do video at all, but I had a lot of people tell me that not having a videographer was their biggest wedding regret! 

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