(Closed) How much does it cost to hire a photographer?

posted 13 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
80 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Most photographers offer packages for you to choose from, with varying price points and hours of work.  Depending on your photographer, you can get one for as little as $1,000, and the top of the spectrum is endless.  You just need to search around on some websites, find some photographers that appeal to you, and ask for thier packages.

 Our photography package includes an engagement session, ceremony, and about 5 hours at the reception.  We get all the photos on CD and can print them as we choose. I think we’re paying around $4,000, which is on the higher end in our total budget, but I love my photographers.  markbrooke.com if you’re interested.  They have lesser packages as well.

 Good luck!!

Post # 4
25 posts
  • Wedding: August 2009

Yes, most offer packages so you can choose the amount of hours and if you want to order a wedding album.  I went to various photographers in PA that ranged from $500 (basic) to $4000 +++.  We were planning on spending more, but the photog we liked was booked, so our replacement photog will end up costing around $1200-$1500 with album.  She is new to area and building her business, so she is still very reasomable!! 🙂

 My other suggestion is that you should see if they also offer the "high resolution cd" as an ala carte add-on or if it comes with the package.  If you get the "rights" to your pictures, then you can print them for relatives without paying an arm and a leg for the photographer to print a 5 by 7 or 8 by 10 and so on.

Post # 5
228 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2021

I am in Sf bay area and it ranges from high 3k to 7k. You should look at a bunch to see what packages are good for you and your needs, and if their style is what you picture for your wedding photos. You can email them and they can send you a list of their pricing and packages. Good Luck I booked Travis Hoehne because I will not spend 7k on my photog and he is fabulous.  

Post # 6
5398 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I know my photographer said she is willing to work with most budgets…check her out cuz she rocks!  http://www.photosandra.com

Post # 7
5 posts
  • Wedding: December 1969

My friend used Jason Q Tran photography…her wedding pictures were stunning.  Hope this helps!  Good luck finding the right one.

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