(Closed) How much did your photographer charge for DVD/CD of e-pics?

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

That seems a little high. Most of the photogs I am looking at (DC/Baltimore area) include the disks of images for the wedding and engagement session if they are on the higher end price wise. Are you at least getting usage rites to the images or are they all watermarked?

Post # 5
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Busy bee

We charge $450 for about 30 or so images. It really depends on the photog. Do they do half of that for half the price? Or a price for just one or two? You may not LOVE them all, or need them all. Do you have plans to use the digital files or do you want them just to have them? These are important questions to ask yourself in weighing out your decision. I would definitely go with the better photog and the one that makes you the most comfortable then the one that’s going to give me a better price on ENG pic digital files.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

O_O!!! i saw a few that charged something like that in SF, but it was nothing i considered because personally, i don’t think that’s fair (just my opinion, photogs!) since they were already charging like $2000 for the e-shoot alone (and although they are seasoned pros, i wasn’t jumping up and down over their work). the photog i went with included them in her $400 4 hour package. i also stipulated that i wanted the raw unedited images too, because i do some graphic design work and wanted them all just in case i saw something i liked (which i did!)

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

Wow. For my photographer the extra disc for our e-pics (the package we got included the wedding picture disc) that are all hi-res enough to print is $100. I think we get like 50 edited images. And this isn’t some, “I have a profesional camera and a semi artistic eye” this is a well known, been shooting weddings for 10 years, masters of photography photographer.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

Ours charges $1400 for a CD with all the wedding images, which I thought was a lot, but $1000 just for the e-pics seems really high. Maybe it’s due to your region, but I would definitely check around on that.

My thought is that you will probably only want a few images from your e-session and not need the cd. You could check to see what the cost is to get 8×10, 4×6 etc., of whatever images you want or see what the cost is to get the copyright on just the images you really want. I’d be more inclined to spend my money on the wedding pics. Good luck!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Aubergold: $50 per JPG?? what triflin’ hos.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

My photo package (engagement photos, destination wedding photos, local reception photos) is $3K and that includes a disc with high-res images and full reproduction rights.

Post # 14
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Busy bee

@elliestan: Actually its a matter of perspective. We charge $80 a file. Am I ripping off my clients? UUH no, and I find our comment insulting. I am a highly trained pro and include the engagement session for free in my collections because it actually makes my job easier on the day of the wedding when I’ve had a chance to work and get to know my clients. It also helps my clients get comfortable with me and how I work. I need to make SOMETHING in order to keep my business running and lights on in my house.

Some people just don’t value good photography and that’s totally okay. They don’t know the difference between decent images and amazing images. On the other hand some people do value amazing photography and are willing to pay for it. Amazing photogs usually have invested a great deal of money and time into their business and need to make enough to stay in business and make a decent living.

Post # 15
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Busy bee

@Aubergold if you are making your own book have you considered using only a few eng pics and then filling the rest with personal images of you and FI? Maybe even you guys as kids? Does your photog offer guest books for less then what you would pay for the files? I know ours are definitely less expensive then the files.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Hmm…I guess I always assumed that a DVD of the images (the digital negatives, so to speak) were included for free. That was the case with all of the photographers I interviewed, and the DVD included all of the photos, not just the 20 best. So for our engagement session, we got the DVD with like 80 or so photos on it.

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