(Closed) Has anyone ever regret spending too much on an expensive photographer?

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
2058 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We have a very expensive photog. I wanted her she was my dream and that was that. No joke, I do wish I stayed more open when looking for photogs.  There are photogs in my area who’s work is amazing and I know they are less – I would have loved what we’d get from them if we chose them. 

Alas we didn’t and now there is no turning back….BUT if I could do it all over again – Yes, I wouldn’t have been so dead set on my dream photog. I would have liked to save the money! 

Good for you – I think you made a great decision Wink

Post # 5
1161 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I was one of the ones that, in your original thread, said not to hire the expensive photog unless you found a way to get the money….and now you did. 

It’s hard for me to recommend spending the money instead of saving it….but I have to say, maybe this is fate!  I thing you should go for it!

And you MUST post some pics here when all is said and done…



Post # 7
7081 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

Spent a lot… no regrets here!

Post # 9
2006 posts
Buzzing bee

I say go for it. Pictures are an investment and are the one thing you will always have from your wedding day. You might regret spending the money in the immediate future but I bet 10 years down the line you will be so thankful to have such amazing photos from your special day.

Post # 10
1778 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I think you should save the money.  What’s going to be more rewarding… independence from your parents for 6 months or a picture that is just a tiny bit better?


I do think you should so things for your wedding if you really love them, but I truly think you will regret it if you pay the extra $5000.

Post # 11
1585 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We are spending a lot but I wish we looked at more photographers…  All I know that for the price we are paying these pictures better be amazing!

Post # 12
347 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

You’re the one who wanted Angelica Glass right?

Two words:


You won’t regret it.  You can always save more money for rent/house/etc. later.  You’ll never be able to go back and re-do your wedding day.

Post # 13
1418 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

You have made the financially smart decision so far…so good for you!  But if this is still something you REALLY want (and it sounds like you REALLY want it), I would go for it.  I am in the spend the money on a great photog boat and since you now have this extra money that you were not expecting, I would get the photographer you really want if she is available still.  If she isn’t available, “fate” is telling you to save save save.  If this were for me, I would contact this photographer and see what happens!  Photos will last forever, and if you are still wanting this, you won’t regret it later if it all works out and you can still book her.  (Sorry for being the devil on your shoulder saying “Do it!” haha…but I think this is what you truly want.)

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