To Post Prices, Or Not To Post…

posted 3 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: Do you prefer a wedding photographer to have their prices listed on their website?
    No, I don't care. : (11 votes)
    3 %
    Meh, a starting point would be good enough! : (81 votes)
    23 %
    Yes! : (259 votes)
    74 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    473 posts
    Helper bee

    Honestly, if I can’t find the prices, or at the very least a starting point, I nix that person/company from my list, dismissing them as too expensive for me. 

    Post # 5
    Member
    473 posts
    Helper bee

    @sillygoat:  My hope is $1500. The absolute very max that I can stomach is $2200. And photography is something that is super important to us! 

    Post # 6
    Member
    311 posts
    Helper bee

    @sillygoat:  i expect to have to contact a photographer which is ok though I loved when the prices were posted. I was ok contacting them as long as they got back to me fairly quickly. Waiting a week for a pricelist? No thank you!

    Post # 8
    Member
    311 posts
    Helper bee

    @sillygoat:  if you responded back to me in 24 hours if be thrilled and that wouldn’t deter me at all! I went in with a budget for photography but I feel in love with this ethereal light style of Sealight Studios so my budget got blown out the window!

    Post # 9
    Member
    918 posts
    Busy bee

    I won’t contact photographers who don’t have at least a starting price posted on their website.

    Post # 10
    Member
    809 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    @sillygoat:  for me, if I like the photos, any price is fine (well, any price under… 8k?). so I really don’t care if the price is listed or not, as long as the photos are attractive. I’m more interested in seeing non-posed, spontaneously captured beautiful moments; I know those are hardest to get!

    wouldn’t hurt to have the prices listed though. I do dislike that major jewelry stores never list their prices, and you have to email for a “quotation”. feels manipulative.

    Post # 12
    Member
    187 posts
    Blushing bee

    I’m actually in the process of finding a photographer right now. In the past week, I’ve contacted around 25 different ones. Even if they didn’t have any prices listed, (if I liked their style) I still contacted them. But that was a waste of time in several cases for photographers who were way above our budget ($4000). So as someone looking for a photographer, I would really appreciate you even having a starting point. 

    Post # 13
    Hostess
    7630 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I would post your starting prices or a range to strike a balance. 

    Post # 15
    Member
    571 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @sillygoat:  

    I definitely preferred to know the prices before I contacted the photographer, or at the very minimum, their starting range for a standard wedding shoot. If there were no prices, I assumed it meant that they only did weddings where money was no object and I didn’t even bother to shortlist them on my own spreadsheet for consideration. After we had looked through a ton of portfolios online, we only emailed one photographer that had no prices listed to ask for their availability and rates and we never heard back from them, which sort of confirmed my suspicions that photographers who don’t list prices do not care for clients who actually need to work around a budget. The photographers we hired only listed a starting price for their basic package but since we loved their style, we contacted them and they were very prompt with responses and went the extra mile to work around our schedule to set up consultations and provide a personalized experience. In the end, we spent around 5k for wedding and engagement photos and we couldn’t be happier with them.

     

     

     

     

    Post # 16
    Member
    1167 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @sillygoat:  A starting point is an absolute must for me, full prices even better.

    I nix a photographer if I have to get to them for pricing, I feel like Im being made to put the effort in so when I do find out the price I won’t be able to nix you right away. I feel manipulated.

    When I (and other girls Ive helped photographer-shop) see no prices, we assume it must be very exhuberent and don’t bother trying to get in touch with them all.

     

    For reference we are paying $1500 for our photographers top package, prices here are a lot cheaper than up there though.

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