(Closed) How much did you spend on your wedding photos?

posted 9 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 17
1816 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

Our photography package is $3500 for 8 hours, a second shooter, an online slideshow of the photographer’s favorite pictures, a Pictage storefront to buy prints and a disc of edited, high-res photos.  The package would have been $3950, but we opted to skip the e-pic session.

Post # 18
6659 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

WE paid upwards of $7K for the full shebang package, there was no option to downgrade packages with this photographer, but I loved his work so went with it.

Post # 18
6571 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

I spent $1120 plus $500 for a cd of all the images. we got 10 hours of his time.

Post # 19
5670 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Our package came to $4,100. Everyone we looked at (about 12 different photographers) were all around $4,000.

The package includes12 hours of photographer coverage, 2 shooters, Engagement session, all images on high res cd that we have the rights to, and our wedding album.



Post # 20
306 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Ours is $2300 and includes all day until 11 pm on the wedding day plus another session (could be engagement, but we’re having her come to our rehearsal dinner), all proofs in an album, digital negatives, a number of prints, and a coffee table book.  Our photographer has years of experience and we loved her style.

Post # 21
114 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011


   This includes

  -rights to all photos, photographer for the whole day (not for a number of hours), photo album, DVD of photos.

I love my photographer he is amazing

Post # 24
1369 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’ll have the photographer for the whole day and her assistant for the day. :

$1250, and that includes Rehearsal and wedding, 300+ printed 4×6 proofs, online proofing website, and 2 CD copies of all final images with copyright release (ended up being a little over 700 final images).
Or substitute digital images for 60 mix and match sets of prints.


Post # 25
240 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

We found our photography team that was still starting out at the time so we got a relatively good deal–$5000

  • Engagement Session, 2 locations with 2 photographers 
  • All Engagement photos on DVD, full rights
  • Guest book
  • Full wedding day coverage (noon until the party ended), 2 photographers + assistant
  • All Wedding photos on DVD, full rights
  • Wedding album and 2 parents’ albums

The wedding album tends to be quite expensive, up to $1k, so is an easy thing to cut back on if you’re willing to make your own.  (But I have made a few picture books before and none really compare to having it professionally done) 

Post # 26
612 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

6k … 🙁


but I know the pictures will be great!

Post # 27
687 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

This is a tough decision… I actually think it varies less by location and more based on the style of the photos.  We’ve been searching too and have found some nice photographers doing traditional shots/the basics for an entire day for around $1,000-$1500 but if you’re looking for a more contemporary, artsy, photojournalistic style I’ve found that they run anywhere from $3000-$8000 depending on other products in the package.  And that’s in IOWA, jeeeesh Weddings are big business!! Good Luck!

Post # 28
505 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Wow, a lot of these prices cost the same as my entire wedding.  Not to mention my original wedding budget was $2000!  I am very happy with my photographer though.

Post # 29
2271 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

We only wanted coverage of the wedding and reception so we paid $200 for 2 hrs. of photography. We got a DVD with 25 raw pics and about 400 unedited pics, but no albums. I later spent $170 for bridal portraits.

Post # 30
576 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

$1400 special

– e-session (with hi-res files)
– full wedding coverage from getting ready to reception (up to 10 hours)
– all proof images processed individually, in both color and in black & white
– an online, password protected proof gallery for you to view your images, and to share with family, friends, etc. 
– a complimentary, framed print (photographer’s choice) delivered to you within a week of the wedding
– all proof images on a DVD in both hi-res (so that you can print them anywhere you like) and lo-res (for sharing on FB, emailing, etc.).
– an online shopping cart for guests or friends to purchase prints if you don’t want to have to manage that.

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