Post # 1
I am planning to do some boudoir shots in the next few months and have started looking in to photographers in my area- Chicago. I have no idea what prices should be like. I’ve seen packages that include hair and makeup, some that don’t. Some that have a studio, some that make location recommendations, etc.
Would love to hear pricing ballparks for what others have paid, as well as their region. Also what the packages included/didn’t include.
Post # 2
I live in a lower cost area but mine personally was an add on to my wedding package so it was $150 (no hair or makeup). But my photographer is now charging closer to $200 without H&MU. I’ve seen several packages around the area that include hair/makeup & a couple of shots for $250, like a valentine’s day special but you only get access to a few photos. But I saw recently a boudoir photographer around here that starts at $1200 and you get heavy hair & makeup, you get the pics back the same day, prints, etc, the whole shebang.
Post # 3
bear123 : Same with PP, the prices I’ve seen have only been an optional add-on to a wedding package. I just looked them up, the base packages ranged from $500-900ish. I’ve never seen any package that comes with hair and makeup. The base packages came with an online gallery of high resolution images and a small album book ranging from 10-30 images in it.
Photography is one of my top priorities for my wedding though, so these are based on well-established wedding photographers in a Southern US city.
Post # 4
bee123456789 : gettingmeowied : I’m wishing my photographers had an add on, but they are both men and they only do engagement and wedding photography, not even family portraits, etc.
The prices I’m seeing around here all start around $650-$700. Maybe I’m naive, but that seems a lot higher than what I was expecting. I was thinking it would be around $300 for an hour long shoot with full image rights, but that is not the case.
Post # 5
I’ve done boudoir shoots with 3 different photographers.
The cheapest was 2 hours for $400 and that includes hair and makeup. The most expensive was around $1975 after a 10% discount, including hair and makeup, and it was several hours. The second company was sooo good and the photos and editing came out beautifully like professional modeling photos. The third shoot was around $1200 without hair or makeup, around 1-2 hours, I didn’t like the way the photos came out.
So do some research. I think what’s most important is to see the photographer’s previous work and decide whether you like their style or not.