(Closed) How much did you spend on the photog, not including prints

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: How much
    Less than $1000 : (25 votes)
    15 %
    Less than $2000 : (34 votes)
    20 %
    Less than $3000 : (39 votes)
    23 %
    Less than $4000 : (36 votes)
    21 %
    Less than $5000 : (15 votes)
    9 %
    $5000 or more : (21 votes)
    12 %
  • Post # 32
    255 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    $750 including engagement photos and all day coverage on our wedding day.  Still will be under $1000 with prints! And a disc included of the wedding photos!


    Post # 33
    1193 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    $400 for 2 hrs, 2 photags, electronic images with rights and free travel

    Post # 34
    3570 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    $4400 for 8 hours, CD of raw files, engagement session, wedding album.

    Post # 35
    308 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    $1,600 for all day coverage, 2 photographers, engagement session, hard disk and online gallery of photos and all printing rights

    Post # 36
    3194 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @Laurenplusalex:  $2000. 12 hours, 2 shooters, engagement session, cd and online gallery of all photos (she promises 1000) and copyright release of all the photos included. This is VERY regional though, the photographer we’re using would be twice as much on the east coast.


    Post # 37
    633 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    The photgrapher we originally chose was only $500…we would have him all day and get all our pictures on a USB drive, and it included an engagement shoot. He also told us he would have a 2nd photographer by the time our date rolled around, and it wouldn’t be extra! Of course, since we postponed, we have no idea what his pricing will be when we choose our new date. He was just getitng started in the business, but I was really impressed with the quality for the price!

    Post # 38
    2555 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    $700 for 8 hours wedding day coverage, 1 main shooter & 1 “details” shooter (as my photog called it), online gallery, disc with all prints & their copyrights and an engagement session.  Oh, and 10, 8×10 photos of my choice.


    NO SHAME HERE IN SAVING $$$ on a photographer!!  We booked a great lady who is up and coming in the area and we got a steal.  She was just voted one of the area’s top photographers, too.  She’s just breaking into wedding photography (not to mention, the area), so she’s trying to establish herself.  Her work is gorgeous!

    Post # 39
    11465 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    $1,500 for seven hours of photography services.  I paid an additional $850 for CDs of the digital images and print rights. 

    Post # 40
    436 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    1400 but he typically charges 4k- engagement session, unlimited photography day of, all rights to photos, CD, and online album.  we got a KILLER deal.

    Post # 41
    963 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I think it was about $2400 which included a thumb drive with high res versions of all the photos (over 1300!).  She was amazing.  Worth every penny (this coming from someone who is usually considered cheap!).

    Post # 42
    256 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    $2400, which I think is pretty rare for NYC, but he’s travelling from Colorado.

    • 10 consecutive hours of photography coverage
    • An online password-protected gallery
    • Full high-resolution JPG files on a data DVD.

    Post # 43
    2363 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @shrinkgirl:  That is rare!  We’re also in NYC and paid $3300 before tax for:

    • Engagement shoot
    • Full day coverage (9 hours) with second shooter and, it turned out, third shooter bc our primary photog was 8 months pregnant!
    • 100 5 x 7 prints, with option to purchase additional prints/sizes at cost
    • Online gallery, CD with all images, and digital rights
    • “Mess the dress” or other post-wedding shoot (we’re doing a one-year anniversary session)

    Post # 44
    8439 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    $2100 all day wedding photography with 2 photographers, 1000 retouched images on dvd, engagement session with retouched images on dvd, boudoir session with retouched images on dvd, online album, reception slide show, $200 print credit, print release.  Hands down the best spent wedding expense.

    Post # 45
    3263 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    $700 which includes all day coverage (including our after party), all rights to our pictures, all pictures on a DVD with bonus footage of our closests sending us their love and wishes, photo album, a bunch of prints and engagement session.

    Post # 46
    1408 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @Laurenplusalex:  $4200, includes 8 hours & 2 photographers. I really cannot remember what else. We signed the contract in March 2012 🙂

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