How much are you paying for your wedding Photographer?

posted 2 months ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Bumble bee

$2350, engagement pics included, 2 shooters, full day (10-12h). No prints or albums, which we’ll do on our own after. 

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Poppy Ridge Golf Course

It can vary, we live in a fairly expensive area so the average here is about $2500 – $4000. Our photographer offers small event packages with reduced hours so we chose one since our event is only five hours total. One photographer, high resolution digital files with printing rights, online proofing and photo album for $1200. Maybe you need to compile a short list of photographers prices and let your fiance see it. Or better yet have him do some of the work researching and find out for himself.

Post # 6
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Helper bee

katiemc28 :  it sounds like a great deal.  Get more quotes, to show him.  FH only wanted to pay $1000 for ours, once I started getting quotes (ranging up to $6500) he agreed the one I wanted was a steal at $2000.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

katiemc28 :  we paid about $5k (and that was with a referral discount). 10 hours of coverage – but he stayed and shot for 11 – threw in a second shooter for free. price included hotel room for 2 nights. got 1500 hi res digital pics, and of course his talent. he was truly truly truly talented. fwiw, i’m in nyc but our photog was from philly – so still a HCOLA but we’d have paid at least $7k in nyc for the same quality and coverage.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

I think I paid about $650 for mine. That was just for 4 hours of wedding day coverage. We managed to fit the ceremony, bridal photos, cake cutting, and first dance into that, so it worked out great for us. She was a college student but her photography is a beautiful. She was local too, so we didn’t have to pay for her lodging or travel, which is helpful.

$1500 for 7 hour coverage of a destination wedding sounds amazing, as long as you like his work! 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

About 5k with travel.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

I’m in Seattle, paying $2k for unlimited wedding time plus engagement photos and editing. 

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2017

I paid mine $1500, BUT he was a friend who also happens to be a professional photographer. He told me when he started doing wedding photography professionally that he wanted to shoot my wedding whenever I got married, so obviously I had him do it. He normally charges much more than he charged me. I think $1500 for someone who’s traveling to you is a great deal!

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2017

$2100 for 8 hours of coverage and the edited digital files. $1500 sounds like a great deal!

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2018

3k with second shooter. Obsessed with his work so penny well spent to me.

Post # 14
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Busy bee

Including taxes, we paid 1700 for 1 photographer for 8 hrs on the wedding day (about 400 edited pictures), engagement shoot (50 edited pictures), and print releases for all of those pictures.

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

we paid 4.5k

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