(Closed) Unsure about photography quote, please help with comparisons!

posted 5 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: How much are you paying for photography?
    less than $1,000 : (9 votes)
    12 %
    between $1,000-1,500 : (7 votes)
    9 %
    between $1,500-2,000 : (13 votes)
    17 %
    Between $2,000-2,500 : (8 votes)
    10 %
    between $2,500-3,000 : (15 votes)
    19 %
    over $3.000 : (25 votes)
    32 %
  • Post # 4
    429 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Photographers are EXPENSIVE.  It depends on your area.  I refused to pay the going rate in my area even though it is less than your quote so I went with a beginer whose work I had seen, loved and then met in person to show her what I liked.

    Post # 5
    1975 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    @Imean:  this is a case of ‘is it worth it to you?’ If you love the pictures and want the photographer and can afford it go for it, if not keep looking 🙂

    mine is costing $2200

    then the reception photographer will be $350

    Post # 6
    200 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    Sounds great! I’m not getting the album, but I am getting 7 hours of coverage, and paying about the same amount. 

    Post # 7
    1477 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    It’s seems like you’re getting a lot for the package. That’s great! I think a lot of the price depends on the area. In San Francisco, packages are around 4k and you get less. Your potential photographer’s work looks beautiful. Also, be sure that you check out a few sets of enire weddings that she’s done, so you know what to expect for your wedding b/c the websites are just the best of the best photos. Good luck picking your photographer!! 

    Post # 8
    911 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013 - The Down Town Club, Philadelphia

    That seems like a great price, actually!

    We are paying $3800 for 8 hours of coverage, a photobooth, all the images on file, an engagement session,  but no fancy album. 

    Have you compared to other photogs in your area? It really varies by location.

    Post # 9
    4798 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2019

    What about rights to the photos? 

    It sounds like a good deal! Around here can be pretty expensive, though. 

    Post # 10
    150 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

     It sounds pretty averagely priced, hon.  Most photogs avg around $1500-$4000 nationwide, depending on the size of your city.  I found a part time photographer who does a lot of weddings and we’re paying for rights and digital files, 5 hours of coverage for $500.00.  If you can afford it, I say go for it!

    Post # 12
    101 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Our photographer was pricey. $7900 pricey for 6 hours coverage + books and the digital negatives. Paying for the rights to those negatives hiked the price up a lot more. And to compensate for the price, we’re not having a videographer

    But I’m a very visual person. I like a certain style in photos. I used to be a photojournalist so I wanted someone who’s able to become a fly on the wall and tell a story rather than have posed shots. Also, my fiance’s not very good with posing. 

    So it really depends on how important you think the photos are.

    Post # 13
    289 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Our quote is the exact same dollar amount as yours –  $2,750

    It includes all day coverage, and a disc of all of the edited images.

    The photo book was another $2240. We are not getting it lol.

    Post # 14
    261 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I’m overpaying for my photographer but I fell in love with them and this was the only spurge in my budget.  🙂

    Post # 15
    587 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I think that’s a good price. I’m paying 4.2K in NYC for 8 hours, 2 photographers (CRITICAL) and a CD of the pics and even that seemed like a great deal to me.

    Post # 16
    10453 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    You are paying pretty much exactly what I am for a similar package. I shopped around a lot, and I know I got a really good deal. I’d say you did pretty well too!

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