How much did you spend on photography and/or videography?

posted 6 months ago in Money
Post # 2
846 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

$2800 on photography  $1650 Videography. I’ll let you know after next Saturday if it was worth it; ) I definitely think it will be.

Post # 3
794 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2017


Engagement and wedding (8 hours) 

Post # 4
1941 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

Photog- 2500 for single shooter unlimited coverage on the day of the wedding.

Videog-1300 including travel fee for two shooters and drone coverage. Full raw footage and 12 minute highlight reel. (He’s someone I know from high school and only does photo/video part time. 

Post # 5
1591 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2016 - The Venetian

$10,237 on our photography/cinematography package.  

Amazing team…I was happy with the results.

Post # 6
389 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

I’m in Victoria, Australia. Just in case that makes a difference…

$3500 for unlimited photography all day with 2 shooters, and this included all edited prints (we got 1244!) and a 30 page album. Photography was the second most important thing to me to do with the wedding (after venue), and I knew who the photographers were going to be before the engagement even happened (I’ve been following them for years on fb). I did originally just get the digital files, but upgraded to include an album once we were closer to the wedding and I knew where our budget was at.

We got our photos back a week ago and couldn’t be happier! The photographers were brilliant on the day, and I’m so glad that they put the album together for us- saved me so much time!

I never wanted a videographer, and neother did DH so that was easy 🙂

Post # 7
611 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

$2800 for full day photog and photo booth for reception. I’m in Aus, haven’t had the wedding yet. Hope it’s worth it!

Post # 8
193 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

$3500 for two photographers, ten hour day, engagement shoot, and boudoir shoot. $500 credit towards an album. This was their “associate” package. Their associate left and the owners honored the price and are shooting it themselves. I know their normal price is closer to $5000 for the same package. 

Post # 9
3679 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Poppy Ridge Golf Course

SF Bay Area, $1200 for four hours, one photographer. Having been married once and knowing the album likely won’t even be touched after I do’s photography wasn’t a priority. Other quotes were between $2500 – $5000, not worth it to either of us. 

Post # 10
2917 posts
Sugar bee

$3000 photography with second photog and 8 hours of coverage. I think it’s worth it to a point. You can spend way more too. In our area for a good photog it’s $3000 give or take.

We had no video. 

Post # 11
1669 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2017 - Ocean front

$1200 one shooter, four hours and she included a site visit. We can ask her to stay longer that day if we want,  but didn’t think we needed pics past the special dances and  cake cutting following dinner of everyone mixing,  mingling and dancing.  I may change my mind who knows!!?? LOL 

Post # 12
1697 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

$700 for two photographers.

Post # 13
709 posts
Busy bee

Photography: $1600 for one shooter/4 hours in North Carolina.

No videography. 🙂 

Post # 14
6393 posts
Bee Keeper

In the uk so in pounds about £4000. 2 different vendors. Best in the area. Should have been £6000 but we got mates rates. 


Edited to add it was this and food and entertainment where most of our budget went. We skipped on stuff like cars and had a friend do flowers and I had a second hand dress and other cuts to splurge on vid/photos and entertainment and food for our guests. I’m so glad we did it this way. Love our vid and photos. 

Post # 15
842 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

A little over $5k for photography, which includes two photographers, 8 hours of shooting, an album, the photos on a USB drive, and a separate bridal shoot and the photos from that.

I only paid $600 for videography, but that was just to get the ceremony professionally filmed. 

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