(Closed) How much did you spend on photography?

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 47
8882 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

$900 for about 8 hours. It was a friend of mine 🙂

Post # 48
188 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I’m spending about $8900 for 2 photographers, 1 engagement session, 1 post session, and 1 album.  I know it’s a lot especially compared to the other prices pple have paid on here, but I’m not a bad photographer myself and I’m really really really picky.  hahaha

I nixed a lot of photogs because they used the wrong lens at the wrong moment or they used too many of those vintagey effects, or if the horizons weren’t straight.  

Plus I wanted my photos to be special…and not look like something I could have taken myself, which I found was the case w/ many of the lower end price points I looked at.

So photography basically ended up being about 1/3 of my budget! 

Post # 49
348 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@carolyn.sp.79:  Holy cow, small world– I know her family! i don’t actually know her, but her pictures have been popping up on my FB for years.   Arielle’s work is absolutely stunning, I’m amazed at how talanted she is.

Post # 50
479 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

We spent $1800-2000


All day coverage

The right to our prints

Our album

Wedding DVD Slideshow

And the online upload of all of our pictures

Post # 51
1314 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2006

This post happens once every one or two weeks.  Thus far you’ve seen pricing range from $350-8900.  I’m not really sure how it’s going to be helpful to you.  It would make much more sense to me that if people asked this that you also asked for a web link for the photographer as well so people can at least see how big a difference in quality there is.  Otherwise all you have is a post about numbers and stuff… neither of which speak to the quality of the photography.

Post # 52
986 posts
Busy bee

Our total is $2,500 (or right under, it’s not totally even, haha). It includes 12 hours of photography with our photographer and a second shooter, 3 discs of images, all the rights to photos, our engagement photos, and our rehearsal dinner. I think that’s it! We chose not to get any prints because I’m way too indecisive and I know it will take me forever to decide, haha.

Post # 53
1733 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

$1700 got us two photographers, all-day coverage, unlimited shots, retouching, and three months of online gallery hosting. We paid $500 for the disc to make our own albums and prints.

My parents and in-laws thought I was nuts when I told them that this was the cheapest price I had been able to find in the Pittsburgh area, but it was. Her prices have gone up to $2000 now — as well they should. She was AMAZING to work with, and we’ve even stayed Facebook friends. (Yes, I know that’s a business technique, but it wouldn’t work if she wasn’t awesome.)

Post # 54
4438 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

$1100, 2 photogs, 6 hours, disc with edited image and 30 minute engagement shoot.

Post # 56
5667 posts
Bee Keeper

$1300. Two shooters, unlimited shooting time day of, a day after shoot, an album and a CD with print rights. They also flew in from Texas to Vegas to do the shoot and we had our wedding pictures, fully edited, within a week. It was a steal, they’re friends of ours and we were very lucky to have them agree to be our photographers.

For reference, it cost us $1400 just to get an hour’s worth of pictures on a CD from our package photographers (we had to use them during our ceremony due to the casino’s requirements).

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