Post # 1
We have a great photographer (ok, ok, we ahve two and haven’t decided yet) for the wedding, but we’re not in the same place now as we will be for the wedding (yay, military). This means our wedding photographer can’t shoot our e-pics.
So, how do we go about finding someone to just do some fun portraits so we can do save the dates? Pretty much 98% of the guest will be out of town.
So, advice request 1: how much do e-pics cost in expensive to live places (cities). We’re in Hawaii. (we know it’s expensive here)
2: How do we find someone? We don’t know many people out here and we’re moving in a month. How do we find someone who can get photos back to us quickly.
3: Is it ok to send these pictures as save the dates, even though it’s right around Christmas, or do we just hold on to them, and send them in January?
Thanks so much!
Post # 3
Contact wedding photographers which can be found by simple internet searches. Most wedding photographers offer engagement pictures and will probably give you a price for an ala-cart session.
Prices will vary, as some will give you a print package, some will give you edited digital files (# of images varies), and some may give you a teaser rate and then a viewing gallery to purchase final items from at ala cart rates. Decide what you want up front and then shop around.
I think it’s reasonable to expect to pay around 200-400 dollars for a 1.5 hr session along with a CD of edited digital files.
Post # 4
@USER876:Awesome. Thank you!
Post # 5
From my experience, in expensive cities engagement pics are typically $150-$450. Professional photographers have online galleries so its pretty much all online, and then when you order them, the photographer deals with a printing company that sends them to you so you can expedite it if you need. I think it is a little close to Christmas, January would be good though and you have enough time.
Post # 6
1. It depends on who you go with. in an expensive city- a great photographer should be 3-600 dollars.
2. Use your resources! Google search, weddingwire, PPA, etc.. Look at photographers websites and find one you really like.
3. I think it is perfectly acceptable 😀
Post # 7
Thanks everyone! We’re looking into it more tonight. Just wasn’t trusting google enough.