(Closed) How much did you pay for your photographer?

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 47
2457 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

$650 for 8 hours day off,

Engagement shoot,

Nearly unlimited photos (he’ll show us every good one he gets),

Full copyright ownership and images available online,

And we’re considering getting a second photographer to help for $200 🙂


Post # 48
146 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

$4300, covers an engagement session, all day coverage with 1 photographer, photoalbum, and hi res prints.  But she rocks, and that was the cash price in advance.  She’s normally 600-800 dollars more.

Post # 49
1542 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013


8 hours of coverage

all images on disk

online album

20 5 x7 prints

5 8 x 10 prints


Post # 50
651 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Our package is $1500 for all digital files without copyright. it includes:

– 14 hours on day of (getting ready to reception is over)

– 2 photogs

– an engagement shoot (3 hours)

– a boudoir shoot (3hours)

– rehearsal dinner to gauge lighting and details for the bug day. 

I am so happy we found her. My Maid/Matron of Honor is friends with her and has been shot by her and I love her style. 


Post # 51
331 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

$1500, 8 hours, 2 photogs, disk (and rights to) all retouched images, engagement shoot, 11×14 float wrap, 20-pg album design.



Post # 52
868 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We are paying $650 for 6 hours and all photos on disc (as many discs as we want) with no copyright

Post # 53
1562 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011


  • One photographer for seven hours
  • rights to all pictures
  • one CD of all images hi res
  • one CD of all images in internet-res (FB and WB postings)
  • one DVD of images set to wedding music
  • online gallery
  • engagement pics

Post # 54
3771 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

$995 for Full day coverageUnlimited Images taken and placed on DVDSeveral printsWe own the copyrightsOnline galleries, profing, printing, and product selection….

I lucked out. I also agree with some of the pp’s that most are overpriced. I found that if you go with the guys that don’t do it full time and do it for fun, they do just as good of a job if not a better job than the others out there.

oh and 10% off or extra prints and a photo book….

Post # 55
198 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

mine’s charging 800, but i live in a relatively small city

Post # 56
124 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We paid $3900, which included 8 hours of coverage (he showed up early and stayed late for no additional charge), a second shooter, online proofs, rights to all pictures, and a leatherbound album containing 70 photos (with retouching).  We couldn’t have been happier with how our photos turned out!



Post # 57
83 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2003

somewhere between 2000-6500. All depends on quality, and what you get in your package. 

Post # 58
693 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Glad to see I’m not the only one that didn’t have to pay like $4000 for photography!  The Pros gave us $50 off each ‘service’ they provided if we booked them for more than one, so we did Photog, Videog, and DJ through them.

My photography (the Simplicity package) was $1000:

-One shooter for 10 hours

-High res disk with unlimited, edited photos, including all rights to reproduce.

I could have added a professional album for another $200, but I wanted to make my own scrapbook.

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