Photography Question – Especially Florida Bees

posted 3 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: Have you heard of being charged extra for photography that includes tables?
    Yes, this is normal across the industry : (1 votes)
    9 %
    Yes, I've heard of this, but wasn't in my contract : (0 votes)
    No, I've never heard of it : (10 votes)
    91 %
  • Post # 2
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I’m a wedding photographer, and that sounds completely bogus.  We’re being paid to photograph your event, so that means photographing the people at your event.  Sounds like you may be taken for a bit of a ride?

    Post # 3
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    We paid our photographer by the hour and she took pictures of whatever we wanted.

    Post # 4
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    332 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: Davis Island Garden Club

    I didn’t specifically request photos of each table, butnindont see why that would cost more. She’s paying them to take photos and that payment is usually by the hour, what does it matter what they take pics of?

    Post # 5
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    Your friend needs to start looking at different photographers. Not only has this never come up in any of my meetings with photographers in Florida, but I’ve never heard of this period. We are paying my photographer a fee for ten hours of photography. If she told me she was going to charge me extra money during the reception to take photos of the guests, I’d find another photographer. What else is the photographer going to be doing during the reception if NOT taking photos of the guests?

    This is not standard in Florida. I’m not sure who she is working with, but I had not had that come up at all. 

    Post # 6
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Although our photographer is the only one we’ve ever hired, I’ve never heard of charging extra for certain types of photos.  Same deal with the other photographers we looked into.  The only extra charges I’ve seen have been for things like an engagement session (if it wasn’t included in the package), additional hours, a 2nd shooter, album upgrade, etc…

    I know photographers have different pricing models, but those photographers saying it’s an industry standard sounds fishy to me.

    Post # 8
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    JiminyCricket:  I’m a wedding photographer, and that is the most absurde thing I’ve heard. I’m hired for a certain number of hours, and I capture everything that happens within that time frame – including the details. Now you have me curious who the photographer is!!!

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