(Closed) How many hours?

posted 6 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We had her for 9 hours and paid (I think) about $2100 (e-pix and all images on DVD included.)

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

We’re having her (I think) for 10 hours, and it’s about $4200

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

She was there for 12 hours (I think? I can’t remember) and we paid $3200. But she didn’t have an hour limit… her cost was for “all day”.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We had an “unlimited” amount of time… and she spent just over 12 hours with us. The cost was $1200 and included an engagement session, second shooter, and the rights to our photos. She just recently graduated from photography school and was amazing.

Post # 8
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Busy bee

The cost is going to depend on how important photography is to you. If you can’t tell a crap photo from a great one, then you can spend the bare min. If you care about quality then you will spend more because experience, running a legit business and top of the line equipment is expensive. If you are getting married in a major city you can expect to pay min $3k for decent quality. A little less out in the sticks. Your hours are going to depend on the timeline of your day and how much you want covered. I generally start two hours before the ceremony and go until the formality are done, 8 hours will usually cover this if there isn’t a lot of travel time between locations.

Here are two links you should read through when looking for a photographer just so you can get a better understanding and know some of the terminology. http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/advice-for-photographer-shopping and http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/this-is-why-1

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I spent $3,500 for eight hours with a second shooter and a disc of edited images.  If you’re not planning a grand exit, you could consider less hours.  I find all party shots kind of look the same.

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