(Closed) Did your photography package come with a DVD of originals?

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: Did you have to pay extra for digital copies of your photos?

    Yes, a DVD of all photos taken were included

    Yes, a DVD of select photos were included

    No, I had to pay for each digital photo separately (please provide how much below)


  • Post # 3
    344 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I’m a photographer so I certainly made excellent photography a priority. My package was $5000 plus tax and came with digital negatives that were corrected and head and shoulder posed shots were retouched. 

    Post # 4
    6474 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Ours comes with a disc with all decent images taken on it (ie they wouldn’t put any really crap ones on it); they’ve said we should have about 800 images.

    However, our package is costing $3750 with albums at an additional $750 each; so $4.5k with an album; a lot of cheaper ones I looked at included fewer images (100-200) and you had to pay extra if you wanted all of them.

    Post # 5
    1680 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Our photographer provides a cd with the images for $500 if the smallest package was chosen ($1200 for 8 hours). However, the larger packages ($2000+) include a cd.

    Post # 6
    4025 posts
    Honey bee

    We are paying $1900 for the following:

    –2 photographers; Primary & Assistant

    –up to 8 hours of photography

    –complimentary engagement photos

    –some editing in Adobe Light Studio

    –CD of approx. 600 images with full rights to unlimited re-prints; (we got 150 images of our enagement shoot)


    I am not sure how this compares to others, but it is fairly reasonable for my area and I am really happy with the package and our photographer’s photos.


    Post # 7
    785 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    We get a high res CD with our images that we can print from.  It was included in our package, which is about $5700

    Post # 8
    515 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    They selected about 100 images per hour (so about 800ish) and edited and colour corrected them. We got them on a DVD as high res images with a copyright release.

    Post # 9
    1548 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    our package includes a DVD of edited versions of all the photos taken 

    Post # 10
    11533 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I voted “other.”  A DVD was not included with the original price, which only included the cost of seven hours of photography and NOTHING else.  We then paid an additional $875 for all of the images on DVDs and the print rights to the images.

    Post # 11
    814 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I 100% guarantee NO professional photographer will ever give you all original photos… they’ll be the best edited ones at best. We don’t give out originals because really, there’ll be plenty of crappy ones, and that’s bad for business.

    Post # 12
    1314 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2006

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    @photogestelle:  Agreed.  That statement pops up a lot though, and I don’t think people realize how gross and essentially useless unedited RAW files look.  But to each their own!

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