Photography & Videography

posted 3 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: Would You Pay $2,000 for videography and photography services?
    Yes : (15 votes)
    83 %
    No : (3 votes)
    17 %
  • Post # 3
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    753 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    @sheila.sierra.37:  Do you mean $2,000 including both photography and videography, or $2,000 each?

    We are paying $1400 for our photography package, for reference, including an album. No videographer. I’d be uncomfortable with paying a total of $4,000, but I think it depends on your area….$2,000 including both is a steal, IMO!

    Post # 4
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    1590 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    Our photo package is 2k. It would be 1k more if we wanted to do video.

    Post # 5
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    1355 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013 - Vine Street Church

    Our photography alone is $2750…

    Post # 6
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    1768 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Our photography package is $2400, and a videographer will probably be around the same. I would not book a photographer and videographer for 2k total because their work would probably not be to my standards. A friend paid around 3k for a package that included photographer and videography from a company and her video is crap (at her own admission). I’ve snapchatted videos better than hers.

    Post # 7
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I don’t think that is too much for both. We searched around quite a bit to find a good deal (and good quality) and we paid about $2k combined.

    Post # 8
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    395 posts
    Helper bee

    It really depends on quality. Mine combined are over 10,000 but are both the best in my area 

    Post # 9
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    926 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    $2000 is a great deal for both photography and videography.  If you are happy with the portfolios and the vendors themselves, book them.  Photographers I inquired with started at $1300 and went up to $6000 just for photography only!  I ended up paying $1000 for just photography (didn’t want videography).

    Post # 10
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    244 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Our photographer is about $7,000. Our original “budget” for photography was $1500 so we went way beyond that. We fell in love with her work and had to have her.

    At the last minute we decided we would really regret not having a video so we kind of cheaped out and went with Urbane Wedding Company for $950.  

    Post # 11
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    6279 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    i saw packages for $3500 for both, and i saw photog starting at $900. but you get what you pay for.

    the reviews on most of these low packages were awful and people were waiting months and months for delivery.

    our photog is $4000, this includes up to 12 hours, unlimited photos, all rights to photos, all photos fully edited, a leather bound book for b&g with 125-150 photos (yeah we thought that was a lot too, but were excited when we saw book samples), and engagement session.

    he guarenteed us our CD of photos within 1 week and 2 months max for the book.  we were quite impressed with his passion and quality of photos.

    our videog is $1500 for 5 hours and we will get a 2 blue ray dvds with edited footage and a web link to all raw footage. this include 3 cameras.  one camera will be stationary and guests can leave comments for the b&g.

    Post # 12
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    1315 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2006

    Most competent professionals start in the 2500-3000 range each.  Speaking as a photographer that starts in that range whose clients have often hired videographers in the 1500 and below range – be very careful about who you hire.  

    Post # 13
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    778 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    We’re spending $2800 on photography alone–and that’s WITHOUT an album. We’re spending more on video–but I work in film, so that is a bigger priority for me. 

    Be careful with those under $2k. Most of them are inexperienced. That–or they won’t spend enough time editing your photos or video. 

    A good videographer should spend 20+ hours in an editing room logging and editing a 5 minute highlight reel. They should also be editing sound as well as video, not just laying an audio track over the images like a music video (that’s a sure sign of an amateur). A videographer who is charges $1,000 or less probably isn’t investing that level of time or talent in your video. 

    Post # 14
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    Sugar bee

    @sheila.sierra.37:  I paid $2,000 for a great photographer and $600 for an ok videographer.  Photography is totally worth it!

    Post # 15
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    1555 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    seems a little low to me. Make sure you get the rights to ALL the pictures and not just 10 and have to order the rest through them At $2 a picture. Also, ask wheN youdhould expext the pictures and video. 

    We paid almost $1800 for 3 hours of photo with one photographer. That was a friday deal too. If it was Saturday, it would have been almost $1000 more. We got 250 amazing (and manually edited) pictures in black&white AND color on discs and ALL the rights to print and reproduce. Worth it? Yes. For our pictures i would have paid $4000 without blinking an eye. We got all the pictures in 2 weeks. Some were released each day starting on day 4. 

    Dont cheap on shoes. Dont cheap on photography. 

     

     

     

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