(Closed) photog deposit

posted 9 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Hi littlebride, my photographer required a 50% deposit with a signed contract with the remaining balance to be paid off at least two weeks prior to the wedding date.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

When I was researching and meeting with photographers they all required a 50% deposit.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Mine is a 50% deposit,with a signed contract and the remainder due upon receipt of the re-touched photo’s

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Mine was just $250 to hold the date with the rest due a week before the wedding.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Depends on the photographer.  Mine required what works out to a 12.5% deposit, with 50% due a few weeks before the wedding, and 12.5% due after, before the photos are delivered.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009 - The 19th Century Club

I’d say 25-50% is standard, with the rest due 1-2 weeks prior to the wedding. Your photographer will generally require that deposit before locking in your date.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

we had to give a $500 deposit, his charge is $1200ish.

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Mine is 50% also, which comes out to $500.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

My deposit was $300, or a little less than 15%.  I’m not really sure why it was so low…

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

My photographer wanted 1/3 of the money when we signed the contract, which was also the day that we took our engagement pictures.  The next 1/3 will be in a couple months and the final 1/3 a month before the wedding.

Hope that helps!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010 - The Pierre Hotel

Mine required only 20%.  I didn’t realize until I read this thread that that was pretty low!

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Mine required 30% deposit.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Our photog is 1750 with a deposit of 400.

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Our deposit was $450 with the remainder due the day before the wedding. Our package is $3500.

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