(Closed) Album question for photographers (long – sorry!)

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

The best advice I can offer is to talk to the photographer.  See what he can offer you.  Maybe he can order the book with another company that has books w/o gutters.  Tell him this is really important to you and that it was your expectation at the time of booking that he would be able to offer the style of book you wanted.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Is the album pricing included in the contract?

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

@photo, to answer your question it does not cost anything annually to work with a particular album company and I DEFINITELY think it’s not too much to ask to have him honor the original album AND prices originally discussed. My guess is either he had a bad experience with the original album company OR they raised their prices and he thought he could get a better value for the price OR he realized he wasn’t making enough money off the albums and decided to go with a cheaper company and charge more or simply change to an equivalent company to justify the price increase.

This should not NEED to be in your contract and it irks me that a photographer would actually do this to you, especially if he was aware how important the album was to you from the start. FINALLY, $1500 sounds like a lot for an album… a ridiculous amount actually. How many spreads/pages are included in that? Does he design it himself or have the company design it? You can save a lot of money by designing the albums yourself, so I hate to say it, but it’s possible you are paying extra for him to take the easy road.

I had a 5k photographer and got a PREMIUM album included in our package for an extra $600. It is seriously one of the best albums you can buy. I offer extremeley nice albums as well and am able to charge even less than that by designing them myself.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I don’t specifically list prices in contract, but the prices at time of booking are guarenteed for a certain time frame following the wedding.

I would talk to him and say you liked X album and have been dreaming about it since contract date… that the reason you booked him was that album… He totally can still give it too you, it’s just a matter of him doing it… 

$1500 isn’t a lot for what you’re describing. At cost those things are usually in the range of $300-900 IF he designs himself… so you have to factor in design time and the fact that only 60% of that he keeps…He’s got bills to pay 🙂

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Hi,

unless the manufacturer has stopped making albums that you loved from the time you booked your photographer and the time to create your album (in this case it is not the fault of the photographer, he can suggest  you other models for a price equivalent to what you wanted), otherwise he must re-propose you the albums you wanted.

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