Post # 1
I’m wondering if I can ask your opinion? I’m weighing up relocating from NZ to Canada, but I want to kind of gauge where I’d sit in the market, and I was hoping some of you might be able to help me?
My website is http://www.marysylvia.com – I currently charge around $1500-2000USD for overseas weddings but that’s only because I love shooting them and am prepared to take them at cost, if I were to move there my overheads would have to be built in and I’d have a higher starting rate, but the question is in trying to figure out where wonderful brides like yourselves would place me in the market…
If any of you could tell me where you’d place me, I’d love to hear from you! Any and all feedback (criticism and compliments both:) welcome.
PS: More than happy to pay it forward if anyone wants some photography advice/tips and tricks 🙂
PPS: Mods I hope this is okay, but feel free to move it if it’s not in accordance with your rules.
Post # 3
if you work solo, it seems your prices are on point for ontario at least. If that rate includes a second photographer then it seems to be on the cheeper end (usually about 3000$ or so) for whole day coverage, two photographers, unlimited pictures taken, a certain amount printed out…usually the price is a little more if the package includes a picture book. Prices tend to vary based on province too, so you may want to keep that in mind. Hope it helps
Post # 4
I think I would say the same thing as in the PP. If it’s 2 photographers for most of the day (like 8 hrs or so) $2500 seems reasonable.
Post # 5
@Scrapbook thanks so much for your feedback. I do work solo, although I have the option to tag on a second shooter if the client asks for it. I’m looking at Alberta and Vancouver for now, and I have to admit I didn’t realise that the prices varied between so I’ll keep that in mind, thanks!
@Telly, thanks for your feedback too, I really appreciate it!
Post # 6
Your prices seem pretty competitive for AB! I’m paying $1400 for my photographer, but that was with a $500 discount she was offering. I have friends who’ve paid up to $5000 for their photographer, and I know that a lot of photographers in the Calgary area are at least $2000. Love your style!
Post # 7
@ Ryansgirl thanks so much! I’ve been to Calgary once and really loved it there, although who am I kidding, I love all of Alberta!
Post # 8
Here in Vancouver, I would say that a less expensive photographer would be around $1500 for wedding day and engagement coverage, and that a more expensive one would be $3000-4000 or even more.