Post # 1
Bees who are doing a boudoir session for a wedding gift – how much are you paying? I’ve received a quote from a local photog for $400 (thats for a 2 hour sitting, image touch-ups, and a CD of images – doesn’t include prints or an album.) I didn’t really want to spend that much, but I just don’t know if its realistic to find a better price. What are you paying, and what does it get you? Thanks!
Post # 3
Bump! I know you’re out there – other boudoir brides, what did you pay for your session?
Post # 4
I’ve been pricing it here in San Diego recently and $400 is on the lower end here – so honestly, that sounds about right (esp if you want GREAT pics!).
Post # 5
I’m in the Sacramento area, and I’m paying $300 for the sitting, plus airfare (we’re headed down to a private beach!), hotel, and car rental. The most that the album is going to cost me is $650 if I go with the 30 page 8×8. Because this is something that my photographer has always wanted to do, she isn’t charging me for travel fees (bless her heart!).
Post # 6
How did you find your photogs for it? Did they advertise that they take boudoirs or did you just ask them? I can’t find any in the Spokane area and I really want to get it done.
Post # 7
I’m in the Orlando area, and it’s about that here too. I was hoping to be able to do a session, but I don’t really have that much to spend.. One I found was like $650 for a session but only included 4 prints, an online gallery and hair and makeup!
Post # 8
I am paying $800 for 2 hours and an album.. so $400 sounds good… but this photographer is seriously an artist.. i am doing at her old farm house that she renovated.. she has all these rooms of fabulous furniture.. this is way more than what i wanted to spend.. but as soon as i saw her work i knew that i just had to make it work!! peanut butter sandwiches for a while now.. haha
Post # 9
I paid $600 for 2 hours and as many changes as I wanted. I got an album with 20 pictures. Definetly more expensive that yours!
Post # 10
Soooo much depends on the photographer. I’ve seen some stunning work, and I’ve seen blown-out flashed pics of a woman with a fake rose between her–ahem–bosoms. I’d pay a fortune for the first; you couldn’t pay me enough to be in the latter.
For someone doing a very good job, there can be a lot more editing with boudoir pics–stretch marks, cellulite, air brushing, general slimming techniques, etc. Those types of touch-ups can take a long time–certainly much more time-intensive than engagement pics, etc.
That sounds like a fair price; again, though, so much depends on the photographer! Good luck!
Post # 11
Yeah, now that I see all of your prices, I’m realizing that the $400 is pretty reasonable. It costs an extra $350 minimum for an album, which gets WAY out of my budget, but I think I could put together something pretty nice myself on the cheap. This photographer does really classy images – she shoots at her home and has an awesome barn where she does some cool outdoor shots.
I just might go for it now that I know $400 isn’t out of control expensive…thanks for all your input!