- 4 years ago
- Wedding: April 2017 - Valleybrook Country Club
9 hours of coverage
Engagement Session (with drop box of all high res images) and a discount for Save the Dates
Disc of all High Res images
10 spread press printed album
12 x 18 canvas
My Future Sister-In-Law paid about half of what we are for a less experienced photographer and was extremely disappointed. This is one thing I wouldn’t skimp on.
We spent $800 for one photographer. It was so cheap because it was a friend of a friend who did photography as a hobby. She was there for probably 7 or 8 hours.
In BC, we are paying $2250 for 2 photogs, full day + engagement pics. We opted out of the printed albumn and the extras.
We’re in Boston. Ours is $3200 with 8 hours, a second shooter, a USB with all the photos, and a 3 month password protected gallery where other people can download their favorites. We can add a 1.5 hour engagement session for $300, which I think we will do this summer. No printed albums or canvases. I will probably just print my favorites at Costco.
We were able to find other, cheaper photographers who took beautiful photos. There was just a little something extra when it came to the photos of the guy we picked. For him though, we had to do a lot of hunting. We found quite a few (amazing) photographers who were in the $4-5k range.
I think I found a pretty good deal for being in the Bay Area (california) – $2550 for 1 hour engagement shoot, 8 hours on the wedding day, and a second shooter
We live in the Philly suburbs and we paid $2000. We got no engagement shots and no printouts (I did those at Wal-mart). Just one shooter for 8 hours. He was great! Worth every penny.
My brother and SIL went with the friend-of-a-friend, hobby photographer route. $600 (Australian dollars) for 8 hours, and produced some absolutely beautiful photos!
I think it ended up costing us about $15,000. But the package included an engagment shoot, rehearsal dinner/party coverage, a photo booth at the wedding reception, and the full wedding day coverage with 2 photographers and 2 videographers. I also live in the Pacific NW and my photographers sometimes shoot in Seattle. I highly recommend them. Send me a message if you want their company’s name!
We are paying $2,000 USD for 5 hours in northern Colorado with one photog. We are doing a lot of scenery changes. The other person I was looking at in that area that I really liked was double for another 3 hours of coverage and I didn’t think we needed that much time for an elopement.
Packages in the area I live in are significantly cheaper for more stuff. That’s what I get for going to a popular destination wedding location.
$1,000 in NC. Covers engagement session and 6 hours of coverage.
We are paying $2000 for 2 shooters for 10 hours, & engagement shoot. We will get a digital copy and printing rights to all photos which will be edited, he said to expect about a 100 per hour. In my area the starting packages for most established photographers is more like $4-5k for 8 hours + for getting digital copies, prints etc. The guy we are going with is newer and thus the lower price but looking at his work so far I think it will be good, he just hasn’t established a reputation yet to charge the same price as the 20 year wedding photography veterans.
2 shooters for 10 hours
Free engagement shoot
San Diego Wedding. We are paying $2900 for 7 hour coverage single shooter with all enhanced images and HD images on a website/usb plus a wooden wedding album. Our photographer is pretty high end though and does celebrity weddings. One of my bridesmaid’s parents is also the videographer for free (they own a production company) and we have a photobooth for $700.
PRO TIP: Use Groupon for engagement photos if its not included. Worst case scenario you are only losing about $50 and you get multiple styles and outfits if you go more than once.
We are getting married in Puerto Vallarta, and we’ve hired a local photographer. $3200 for 12 hours of coverage with a second shooter for 8 hours. No engagement shoot, and our album plus 3 albums for the parents will likely run another $1500. It’s a lot…
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