(Closed) Engagement Photoshoot $$$ Questions

posted 5 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
1285 posts
Bumble bee

1.  You could ask her if she can create you a budget price so you can pay her on a budget of the $150, or look elsewhere for a photographer that you can afford.  Photography isn’t cheap. When someoen is in the business, they are out to make money.  There are a ton of overhead costs involved in photography.

2.  If she’s never done weddings before, don’t put her in this position.  She won’t perform well under pressure. Wedding photography is a stressful job, and its demanding of the photographer. It’s a fast paced day, 1 chance to get the shot for the client and a ton of editing.  Experience is a must for a photographer to feel comfortable photographing a wedding. Don’t pressure her if she doesn’t want, or doesn’t have the experience.

3.  Just tell him the price.  Maybe you two can negotiate a budget with your photographer to pay her. 

4.  My advice. If you are looking to pay a photographer for your wedding, why don’t you find one that includes a free engagement session into the wedding package.  

Post # 4
960 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@vadam2487:  I would talk with your friend and let her know your issue with the budget. Let her know that perhaps you can pay part now and the rest after the wedding since its only 3 months away and she is a good friend. 

I wouldn’t try to pressure her into wedding photography if she doesn’t do it, imagine how it could ruin your friendship if she doesn’t do the job you’re now expecting simply because she doesn’t have the experience doing it?

Also make sure any “Frendors” in the future you discuss if they expect to be paid and if so how much. If you feel awkward just let them know that its not that you don’t value what they add, its just that you’re on a really tight budget and need to make it work.


@rickhurst35:  You seem to be responding as if the shoot didn’t already happen… I think you need to re-read her post, she can’t just “find someone that offers it free” the shoot has been done already

Post # 5
1285 posts
Bumble bee

@Elky:  3.  Just tell him the price.  Maybe you two can negotiate a budget with your photographer to pay her.   I can read, thanks.




Post # 7
8881 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013


if she expected to be paid for the engagement shoot, she should have told you upfront.  i don’t think you are under any obligation to pay her.

second, she doesn’t want to shoot your wedding, you will have to find someone else.


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