Post # 1
My fiancé and I finally found a photographer that would meet our needs on the day of our elopement in Paris. Before we discuss making payment, I want to check with you guys to see if anyone can share their experience with making payments to photographers in another country. We are planning everything ourselves, we decided not to hire a wedding planner. I noticed most photographers require a payment down to secure your slot. What is the process? Your advice and comments would be greatly appreciated.
Post # 3
@Renee1: My FI and I will do a 1 hour couples shot in Paris as part of our honeymoon. Our photog has asked for a €50 deposit (we’ll use paypal for this), with the full amount (so an additional €350) to be paid when we meet up with him for the session.
Post # 5
@Renee1: We are eloping in Mexico and our photographer required US payments (she also doubles in the US occassionally too). The deposit was $350 via paypal, and the $300 remainder is being paid in US cash the day of. That is all for 3 hours, rights to the photos, a disc of the photos 1 month after the wedding, and a much smaller disk with 15-30 photos before we leave Mexico (4 days later) so our friends & family at our reception back in their town can see it all.
Post # 6
@Renee1: I paid a foreign photographer! She was Canadian and we were in the US. The price was in Canadian dollars.
We also paid 25% down I think. The rest was due after we received our images I think.
We actually opened a no foreign transaction fee credit card (Capitol One) for all our Canadian purchases. I discovered (after a work trip to Finland) than my AMEX racked up quite the fees! They card a foreign transaction fee and that was not the conversion part.
Post # 7
I just had my wedding in Paris and I put down the photographer deposit in euros over PayPal. I also gave the rest in cash when I got here. She just invoiced me through PayPal with a bill for however many euros we agreed on for a deposit.