(Closed) Boudoir costs what?!

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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4485 posts
Honey bee

It depends on the photographer. Most boudoir sessions are half the price (or less) of a wedding package. Ask the photographer if they are willing to negotiate a price. In the current economy, most vendors will do anything to get your business. If that doesn’t work, look into photography students at local community colleges.

Take a look at the vendor reviews section at projectwedding.com for suggestions on photographers to contact who may be willing to work with your budget.

Post # 4
Hostess
18644 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Mine was about $500.  I know that they can be expensive!  I didn’t have a lot of choice where I was in CO and I didn’t want to take pictures with a man so I paid it.

Post # 6
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Busy bee

ive never really heard of these “boudoir” shoots until i started here on weddingbee.  what are they anyway?

Post # 7
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4123 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

They can be expensive as sometimes your photographer is booking a hotel room for your shoot as well as hair and makeup artists. Then, the albums are the same kind of albums like your wedding photos come in. Due to the nature of the work, touch-ups are pretty much mandatory and time intensive.

Keep your eye out though. Some photogs do “boudoir parties” and book shorter sessions and fill a whole day and it brings down the cost. Or talk to a photog you like and see if they can set one up. Grab 5 girlfriends and have fun!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

My budior shoot is today after work and I’m so nervous and excited at the same time!!  My sitting fee is $150 and the albums start @ $350.  I did pay $80 for hair and makeup!  I have to tell you, my BFF paid for my sitting fee as a birthday present and I thought it was really sweet!  She is also doing it tonight too with me! 

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

This is the package that I am paying for- Dear Fiance has no idea! I jokingly asked him if he would like naughty pics and he said yes. He has never heard of boudoir as a wedding present, so will be shocked. I am so brave as I am not a slim girl (about 150lbs) but they do airbrush the pics!

Deluxe Session 1 – £410. Our most popular package includes a fantastic make-over by our exclusive hair and make-up artists and a glass of bubbly to calm your nerves! This package also includes your photographic session lasting approx 1 hour and 45 mins. We suggest bringing 2 or 3 changes of outfit. You’ll also receive a hand-finished print at 10×7” as well as 25 fully re-touched images in the A4 Hardback Digital PhotoBook. You have the option to purchase extra prints in a variety of sizes.

Post # 10
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14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Look around–mine was $700 including hair, makeup, and album. Definitely not cheap!

Totally worth it though. It made an awesome gift. And yes, they were VERY touched up. There are lots of intimate photos that simply need to be airbrushed. No matter what you look like, nobody looks THAT good up close =]. I got 4 outfit changes, too…

Post # 11
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4466 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m not doing a boudoir…I’m doing a retro/pin-up thing, but my photog charges $350.  I don’t think that includes an album but I was just planning on ordering my own if that’s okay with her.

Post # 12
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4001 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I just did the research too.  I found that a lot of the photogs were crazy expensive!  I ended up booking with a woman who wasn’t so bad but for the most part they are outrageous!  I knew I wanted to do this as a wedding gift so I booked early to motivate me to workout. 

My decision making came down to 1.  It needed to be a woman, 2.  They needed to be well versed in the art of airbrushing!, 3.  I wanted them to have their own studio (some of the photographers were telling me I’d need to rent a bed and breakfast or something, no thanks) and 4.  The price had to be comparable to the talent AND the images provided. 

Its not easy picking someone, good luck!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I was planning on doing a session and giving the photos to my FH the night before our wedding.  One of the best is in my area, but they are so expensive that I can’t swing it right now.  Maybe they will make a good first anniversary gift!

Post # 14
Hostess
18644 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I really thought the touchups and an album were worth it.  I love the pictures that I took and now I’m using them as inspiration to get back in shape since I’ve sort of lost some of the tone since our wedding!

Post # 15
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6572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

i personally didn’t have the money, so i did diy. i grabbed my tripod and went with it. obviously it wasn’t professional quality, but i’m pretty sure my fi didn’t mind!

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