(Closed) Cost of Engagement Photos

posted 10 years ago in Money
Post # 3
4332 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

A LOT of photographers offer engagement pictures as part of the wedding package, and one of the benefits is that they “get to know you” prior to the day of your wedding!

$100 alone for engagement pictures sounds quite cheap–almost nervously so! (that’s for 1 or more hours with you? well are they going to spend any time editing the pictures?)

Depending on how much you are thinking of spending on wedding pictures total, I would definitely hold off until once you have reserved a wedding photogrpaher.

Post # 4
768 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

that is definitely a deal and it sounds like she’s just getting started. if you like what you see, i don’t know that you’d get a better deal!

Post # 5
2580 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

This is similar to what we did for our engagement photos, since we couldn’t afford the $500 cost of our regular photographer. I wasn’t as worried about getting an amateur photographer for engagement photos because they are mostly posed shots, so I had a good idea of what I was getting into from our friend’s portfolio (we weren’t nervous about missing good candid shots like for a wedding!)

We thought $100 was a pretty minimal investment so if we didn’t like it, we could always book a session with our professional wedding photographer. Our friend did a fabulous job, we helped her build up more of a portfolio and even referred some of our newly engaged friends to her, so it all turned out pretty win-win-win 🙂

Post # 6
1297 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Ours would’ve been $350..but the photog gave it to us for free after we booked her for the big day, she knew about our tight budget so she worked with us. 

Post # 7
627 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

our photographer would have charged $500 for them, so this is a smokin’ deal!

Post # 8
7429 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

Ours was included in our photo package, but I believe a session is $250

Post # 9
1487 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Mines came with my wedding package so it was a steal

Post # 10
73 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

If I wouldn’t have won my session, the photographer we used, charges $500! That’s just for taking the pictures, and a cd with the edited prints! I can’t imagine actually having to pay that amount. Fiance and I decided we were just going to have my little brother take some, before I had won the session at a bridal show. To me, yes, the pictures are important, but not as important as the wedding pictures. So spending 100’s of dollars on them, in my opinion, is a little bit ridiculous. Most photographers though, if you book them for the wedding, a lot of packages include the engagement session, and some even include a TTD session after the wedding too!

Post # 11
4753 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Just e-pics? In the range of $300-1000. At $100 I’d expect them to LOOK like $100 (which IMO probably wouldn’t be fantastic).

Post # 13
334 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Our photographer charges $250 for a stand-alone engagement session, but ours is included in our wedding package.

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