How much was your wedding photos?

posted 3 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
260 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

That’s a really good deal actually… It seems rather inexpensive for all you are getting. It also depends on your location, as big city photographers charge more than others.

Good professional photographers start around $2500 for basic packages, so you are getting a ton of things for the price. 

To give you an idea, I charge $2800 just for 8 hours of photography and edited photographs. Can you pm your photographer’s website? I can check it out, and maybe see why they are charging what they charge.

Post # 4
1715 posts
Bumble bee

The price sounds reasonable considering everything that is included and the quality.

Do you want everything that is in the package? If not, there’s no real reason to hire them. Maybe you could look at other photographers and compare the quality, cost and what they offer against this photographer. You could also make a list of what you want and see which photographer meets your needs the best. 

Post # 5
11668 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@cmoest:  That sounds like a great price to me. Our photographer was $7000 for 2 photographers for 8 hours.  Albums aren’t included and they start at $2500 for 60 images (each additional image is $50)  A disk with all the images can be purchased for $1500.

Post # 6
2831 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

our package is $2400. that’s 10 hours of shooting, 2 photographers, a DVD of the high quality photos, and a $200 print credit. we’re outside of boston, ma.

Post # 10
10748 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

That sounds totally reasonable to me. Ours is $3600 for pretty much the same thing. 

Post # 11
402 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@cmoest:  I live in a rather expensive area and our photography is costing $3800 for either 9 or 10 hours (can’t remember right now), 2 photographers plus a possible 3rd shooter, all digital files, a 2 hour engagement shoot, and gorgeous album. 

Around here, I think it’s a pretty good deal.

Post # 12
708 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

We’re south of Chicago and at $4200 for 8 hours, 2 photographers, an engagement session, and the print releases of all pictures. We looked for someone cheaper but we would really have to sacrifice quality. 

Post # 13
592 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

$2400 including 8 hours, 2 photographers, e-session, print release and editing for both.

Post # 14
2675 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

Ours is $2,000 for engagement session, two photographers for 8 hours on the wedding day, all edited images on a flash drive.

Post # 15
917 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

$2600 for one photographer for 8 hours, photo editing, and an album. The rights are ours, as well.


On a side note, I’m totally stoked that he’s going to be shooting with digital, film, and large format. Large format is the SUPER old school version that involves the negative being several inches by several inches in size. Think of the really old photographers who are under a cape with the huge camera on a tripod. I’m a total photo nerd, and this guy knows his stuff. 


[A number of our guests love to take photos as well, and are quite good at it. Some are even semi-pro, although attending our wedding just in guest capacity. I expect some really good action shots to come from them, as well.]


Post # 16
35 posts
  • Wedding: January 2013

>_>  That’s exactly the price point that my photographer started at as well.  It was ALMOST the most expensive part of my wedding (the venue/food was a combined cost that overwhelmed the photography), but I fell IN LOVE with his photos and I just couldn’t get into anybody else’s, so we did it.  No regrets!  It’s by far the best purchase I made, since it’s the only part that really lasts.  

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