(Closed) How much are you spending on your photographer

posted 9 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 17
4822 posts
Honey bee

3500 (after familiy/friend discount)

Ex ESPN photo journalist

unlimited hours day of 

80 picture album (super nice, thick pages, graphic designed, pictures edited)

1000 high res images on a DV,

Post # 18
927 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We’re spending about $3000 on ours, and that doesn’t include an engagement shoot (still debating that one). I think it’s super pricey, but in our opinion good photos our one of the most important things… they’ll the only thing you’ll have to look back on. We wanted to make sure we would have rights to all the photos, that way we can get them developed for cheap!

Post # 19
1062 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012


-Engagement session and includes the pics edited on a DVD

-5 hour wedding day coverage

-2 photographers

-All the pics from wedding on a DVD edited

uhhh I forgot whatelse lol!

Post # 20
7294 posts
Busy Beekeeper

i paid $1500, although my photog usually charged $2500 and up for DWs. i got up to 8 hours of coverage, fully edited images in DVD with printing rights (about 700-800 images).  

Post # 21
4801 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012


– engagement shoot with about 100 edited photos on disc

– all-day wedding coverage

– they are travelling to Maui for no extra cost

– disc with 600 edited images

-album with 200 pictures

– second shooter

Post # 22
5009 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012


– Engagement shoot with pics on DVD

– Large print from engagement session

– All day coverage on the wedding day with no limit on time (probably 10-12 hours) – one shooter

– CD of all images (edited and unedited)

– Leather-bound album

Post # 23
5517 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2019 - Paris, France

5600$.. colorado wedding.

2 photographers

wedding album

pics on disk

engagment shoot

engagment prints

2 parent albums


Post # 24
2554 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We are spending $1295 which includes:

  • 7 Hours of Coverage by 2 Photographers
  • Approximately 400 Images
  • Medium Sized Custom Photobook
  • CD/DVD of Images
  • Rights to reprint the photos for ourselves

Can I ask you ladies with 7 hours of coverage, when are you starting your coverage? I am starting at 2pm, with a wedding at 3, reception at 6, so she will be with us till 9.

Post # 25
2161 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011


From noon until 10pm.

A photobook

Engagement shoot but we bought our own pictures.

High res dvd with all rights to pictures

2- 8×10

4- 5×7

My pictures on a website to share with family.

I was very happy with everything!

Post # 26
2440 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

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@NewfieBullet: She is coming from 2-9.  We’ll do the getting ready stuff from 2-3, then move to the venue from 3-5 for first look pictures and bridal party pictures.  Ceremony starts at 5, reception right after, and our coordinator is making sure all the events (cake cutting, dance, toast, etc) are done by 9.

Post # 27
184 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

zip zero nadda 

my cousin is a wedding photographer and she is doing our photos but tbh even if she couldn’t i have talented guests with good cameras so i still would not bother on this one


Post # 28
1303 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

5600 for 8 hours and a small album.  It’s not a good deal, ha   but I love our photog’s style so much we had to have them.

Post # 29
3 posts
  • Wedding: June 2012

We are spending $400, which includes the following:

Full Coverage on your Wedding Day  
Prints of your choice-
4- 8×10
6- 5×7
15- 4×6
& CD with all proofs from your Wedding Day

Engagement session included and comes with a CD with all proofs.


Post # 30
1340 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Our photographer’s “fee” was included in the fee we paid to the cruiseline as part of the wedding costs. Once we view the photographers work at the end of the cruise, they give us the option to purchase al a carte or a package that starts at $600 and goes up to $3000.

Post # 31
390 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

We are paying a little over 2,000.

I really wish an engagement session was included. I think we get 5 hours, but he’s amazing. his work is so creative!

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