(Closed) Boudoir Photos… How much did you pay???

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Post # 17
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Bumble bee

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@MrsStormy: Oh the hate!  J/k  Male shooters are typically less expensive.  Female shooters charge more on average because they are more in demand (but may or may not offer a higher quality product).  I bring along my makeup artist as a female assistant, who helps with the wardrobe, posing, and positioning, so I can focus 100% on the lighting setup and photography.  This also helps the subject feel more relaxed.  Also, don’t think just becuase your photographer and their editor is female, no one else will ever see your pics.

Post # 19
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

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@kim14410: It was soooo cheap, but I forgot to mention she is a wedding photographer who had just started doing boudoir, and her second shooter was also a wedding photographer who doesn’t typically do boudoir but they are best friends so they figured it would be fun, so thats why it was so cheap, I was only her second official strictly boudoir shoot, although she had done it for her brides previously like pre wedding….

 

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@USER876:  I totally would have used a male to be honest, but this just worked out perfectly. There is one couple in town who does GORGEOUS boudoir and they were my runner ups. However I have some friends sort of in the industry locally who gave me a bit too much insight into some of the photographers who do boudoir and that just sort of creeped me out knowing some personal things about them…. But I do know what you mean about people seeing your photos, my photographer and I had a contract about who she can show them to (I gave her permission to show them to clients interested in boudoir, like in book form but not via the internet or on a website or anything) although i’m not dumb enough to think that some photographers don’t have great ethics and or discretion in what they do with the photos/ who they show. Your setup sounds great though, getting your makeup done for a shoot like this is a must in my opinion, it just helps you get into the right beautiful/ sexy mind set!

Post # 20
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I have looked into a few places.

My top pick was someone who does the sessions of out her personal studio which I LOVED! It’s a modern looking bedroom with amazing windows.  She came with makeup and hair and an album – she cost $500

The person I ended up going with was only because I got a groupon for $69 which is normally $250, but I’m also paying an extra $85 for hair and make up and $199 for an album.

Post # 21
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I live near boston. I paid 150 for the shoot and 50 for the album. The photographer was very young and was just starting out. (She now has a studio in Florida for those interested) Even though she was inexperienced she was FANTASTIC. I loved her editing, I got to put on as many outfits as I wanted even though she says on her site that there are 3 outfit changes.

It was supposed to be 1 hour shoot with 35 pics but she took as many pictures as I wanted- we took some in her room, some in the living room. She gave me close to 50 pics on a cd with full printing rights.

I purchased an album through her for $50 and she did a good job for a $50 album (I wanted something that wasn’t paperback but that’s what you get for that price oh well)

She had some other packages that included hair and makeup but I wanted to save money so I did it myself.

Post # 22
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I had mine done for Valentine’s Day by photographer at Glam-studios and the pictures turned out great! Her rates are really affordable, I bought the $199 special which included pictures and CD of my pictures. She is in Orange County. Keep your eye on Groupon deals also! 

Post # 23
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

My wedding day photographer did my boudoir shoot.  She didn’t charge for the shoot itself and she arranged for me to have my hair and makeup done for free.  It all turned out great.  She is just having me pay for any product that I order, which as of right now is a print package for $125.  I kind of feel bad because I can’t imagine how she’s really making any money of off this!

Post # 23
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I recieved a quote for $250 for 2 hours but advised the books are approx $1,000-$3,500. Is that too much?

I would like to have these done.

Post # 24
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Helper bee

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Aiello2be:  Thats pretty standard for a high quality album with a great photographer.

 

Post # 25
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Busy bee

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kim14410:  I found one for $495 in Phoenix that includes a little black book with 10 5×7’s and hair and makeup.

Post # 26
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

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kim14410:  I’d keep an eye out on Living Social and Groupon. I also got mine on there and paid like $29 for the sitting fee (normally like $300) and then just paid for the photos which were a separate cost even if you paid for the sitting fee in full. I had them done 2+ year ago and see deals on Groupon and Living Social come up every few months or so in my inbox – most likely because the service is now flagged in their system for me since I’ve bought the deal before.

Post # 27
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Buzzing bee

I’m in Sacramento and my preferred photographer charges $450 but she includes hair, makeup, champagne and 3 hour photo session. I’ve seen her do a special on it once and it was $250. 

 

 

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