Post # 1
I’m shopping around for photographers and sent out a preliminary email to a guy who’s gotten GREAT local reviews. He’s been consistently ranked in the top five best photographers in Orlando for a few years. He sent me back a standard “we’d like to continue communicating with you” email with this deal offer:
We have a month special for $ 1,200
• Up to 6 hours of coverage Unlimited Images captured
• Complementary Password protected online 30 days Wedding
• Complementary Master high resolution DVD of all images *
• Complementary Release to print your own photos
• All images on your DVD in color as well as B&W
Plus if you book in a week from this e-mail, you will get a free engagement session plus a guest book.
That sounds like a SERIOUS deal to me, but I’ll let the bees decide. Here’s the link so you can see the picture quality. http://bludomain26.com/~casta/index2.php
Post # 3
Seems like a reasonable price. Depending on your wedding, 6 hours might be a little skimpy on the coverage. I know that our photographer was at our wedding for close to 9 hours. Also, does that include just the one shooter or a second shooter? And finally, have you scoured his blog, looked at full weddings, and decided whether you like his style enough to have your wedding shot that way? Even though he’s ranked as the best, what matters is that you love his images!
Just a few thoughts!
Post # 4
I always forget how much cheaper photography is outside the Bay Area… It sounds great. Ask him if you can add extra hours and how much that would cost. It’s great that you’ll get all of the images High-Resolution.
Post # 5
I think that’s an incredible deal! We’re only having our photographers for five hours…I know people recommend having them for longer, but I think we’ll be fine. If I were you, I would definitely jump on that deal. The pictures look gorgeous, and that price is really, really great. I think the most important part is that he has great reviews…of course, that’s what really matters! Good job with finding a great deal!
Post # 6
That is a great price. Is the deal only if you book through email or can you meet in person? I would want to go see him and meet with him first. You want to make sure that you can see a whole album of the same wedding to get a good idea of how he takes all his shots. Also, you’ll get an idea if it would be fun to work with him, personality wise. Try to meet with him within this week so you can book him if your meeting goes well.
Post # 7
- Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School
I think thats a good deal, my original contract with our wonderful Boston photographer was $1500 for 6 hours, so $1200 is an excellent price! So glad you found someone reasonable after reading your other post about budget issues! 🙂
Post # 8
That is an amazing deal and if you are sure he is a good photograper RUN WITH IT!
I could never work for that but that is because I do so much photoshop art work to my photos which is why people hire me. They like this look. 🙂
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Post # 9
I asked for a meeting and am just waiting to hear back! Thanks bees!!
Post # 10
Its a good deal… we are paying $1750 for unlimited time and photos. I think we the economy what it is… many vendors will offer discounts to secure dates.
Post # 11
understand that he lists his starting packaging prices as $1500 for his “associates” and $3000 for himself. Some people work with associates in an excellent manner – some just farm out work..be sure to have a name of who your photographer is and have seen their individual work. That shouldn’t be an issue…..it’s only a deal if you like the work and actually receive the quality you’re seeing.
Post # 12
Yes, as mentioned, make sure you clarify who will be shooting your wedding. Some companies start our their packages cheaper but the main photographer (who’s work is in the portfolio) isn’t the one shooting for you.
Not saying that is how he is quoting you, but it is something to be sure of before you sign anything.
Post # 13
The associates thing sound like a bit of a red flag. You should determine exactly who will be shooting your wedding and what that person’s work is like. Also, what does the * next to the DVD mean?
Make sure to read the contract carefully!