Post # 1
I’m jumping the gun a little bit… I am not yet engaged! Does anyone know of a photographer (or beginner/student) with cheap/reasonable rates? I know we will be engaged soon… and since fall is my favorite season I want to look up prices now so we can do it ASAP! I found someone who will do 3 hours (which seems a little long to me) for $189, but no prints are included, just a dvd with the photos. And I found a student who will do $75 an hour. I emailed the student and am waiting to hear back what this includes. I feel like these pictures do not need to be “perfect” and don’t mind paying less for a novice.
I live in the NYC area… any recommendations?
Post # 3
@Fallicious1012: $189 for 3 hours seems like a really great deal to me!!! I spent a lot of money on my E-pics, but tried to save by not getting prints… also keep in mind that some photogs charge extra for providing a disc with images, so if yours *includes* the disc, that’s probably the way to go. Also, my session was 2 hours, it seems like a lot of time, but if you plan on changing into a 2nd outfit, or taking pictures at different locations, you might need it
Post # 4
Yeah that does sound like a really good price.
Not that I live in your area but a couple of the wedding photographers we looked at booking included engagement shoots as part of the package. The photographer we booked for the wedding actually included a complimentary engagement shoot with her packages.
But if the engagement shoot was purchased seperately it was $300 with no prints.
Hope that helped, even though I’m not in your area.
Post # 5
@ASweetTalker: Thanks! I have seen similar packages with complimentary engagement shoots.. but we wouldn’t be getting married for about two years and I don’t want to look for a wedding photographer now! I also want to pick something quickly because I want to make sure we do it in the fall (my favorite season!!!) because it will be beautiful and I also received a gorgeous cape for my birthday on Friday which I would LOVE to wear for it! 🙂
Post # 6
@w3ndy: Oh, thank you for the confirmation!! I am waiting to hear from the other photographer… I’m THINKING I will get engaged this weekend… just a hunch!! We shall see!! I would like to be able to plan the shoot for next Friday or next weekend!