Post # 1
I like to negotiate and I really like it when I can negotiate a good deal. I’ve gotten especially good at this with all the wedding planning…
BUT, I don’t like to try and "swindle" a vendor for less than they are worth. So I wonder… What’s a good, decent price for a photographer?
I’ve got one that I’ve brought down to 2k flat. the package is for 8 hours, 2 photographers, a 11×14 wedding album (really nice), all pics on a cd, and he’ll print out an 11×14 and a 16×20 for us. he’s a journalistic kinda photographer and very artsy.
from what i’ve seen, it’s a great deal. But I’m not sure if I should try negotiating anymore? I’m on a budget b/c i want a good videographer too.
What did/will you guys pay for your photographer? Do you think this is a good deal or can I do better?
Post # 3
I’m from the Tri-State area (CT) and $2k for what you’re getting is super cheap.
Post # 4
I’m in the Bay Area and paying $5K for my photog. Sounds like you’re getting a good deal at $2K.
Post # 5
I am from the midwest where things are significantly cheaper then other parts of the country and I still think you are getting a pretty good deal!
Post # 6
That sounds like a great deal to me.
Post # 7
I’m from Minneapolis, and I think that’s a fab deal. If you push much further, I’d think you’d possibly insult and lose the option.
I say go for it (our original package was $2,750 for 6 hours with 1 photographer, 1 day-of-coordinator, rights to the photos, an engagement session) — and our photog was on the less-expensive end of the photographers we’d interviewed (some were over 7K).
That’s a great deal — snap it up now!
Post # 8
I think 2K is an awesome deal. don’t try to negotiate TOO much. otherwise, often times…the vendor doesn’t feel as much motivation to do a GREAT job b/c they know they aren’t being paid as much for it. i think it’s important to make sure never to underpay someone offering a good service.
Post # 9
I’m getting married in upstate NY and think that’s a really good price.
I’m paying $900 for 8 hours of one photog, no albums, and all prints on CD.
Post # 10
I agree, take it! It sounds like a great deal. 2 photogs seems like a great option. We paid much more for 12 hours, 1 photog, CD of touched up prints, proofs, proofbook, and classic matted album (but it was worth it, we loved our photographer and our photos!)