Post # 1
So bees, this is a three part question:
First, how much are you paying for your wedding day photographer and what are you getting with this? We’re paying almost $1300 for unlimited time, shots, two professional photogs, and the jpg’s of our images.
Second, how much are you paying for your engagement photos?
Third, how much are your photographers charging for albums and prints? Are you planning on doing it through them or through a company like mpix.com?
Post # 3
We are paying $4000 which includes 7 hours of coverage (although we might add an hour for $300), a CD of hi res images, a 50 page album and engagement shoot.
Post # 4
Ours is $2650, including his travel expenses (he lives about 3 hours away), 8 hours of shooting time, and a disc with the hi-res images. We can pay more to purchase an album or prints, but all of that is optional and can be added on after we see the photos.
We paid $300 for engagement photos (we drove to his city for those) and got a disc with around 150 hi-res images from that.
Post # 5
Ours was $5500. That included 9 hours day of, 4 hours for the rehearsal dinner (we threw one hell of a party for the rehearsal dinner) and 2.5 hours (I think, can’t remember exactly) for the engagement shots. That also included flying her out to San Diego and putting her up for the weekend of our wedding. We got DVDs with fully edited files, around 900 pictures total between the 3 sessions.
I make my own album with Photobook America and got my prints through Adorama.com (though mpix.com is also awesome!)
Post # 6
Ours is $1800…it includes 9 hours, a monogrammed book with around 200 shots, a printable high resolution cd with all of our images, 25% off all prints which start at $4 for a 4×6, and an engagement session with all images on a high resolution cd and a coffee table book with 20 images. I have no idea what we will use for prints yet…but I’m really glad we can print them on our own.
Post # 7
mine was $1500 for up to 8 hours of coverage. however she stayed for like 9 hours and she normally charges $2500, but gave me a deal because she was already booked to be in Jamaica for another wedding! She also had her “assistnat’ husband with her to help her out a bit, he was not a second shooter though.
we also got all the images on DVD with full printing rights. if i decide to get an album, it will consist of 70 – 80 pics for $500.
Post # 8
I forgot to mention, we had two sets of engagement photo shoots, both were free. However, one of the photogs said that his albums start at $2000 for 10 photos or so. I was like HOLY HELL!!! Anyone else run into this? I was like…it better be printed on gold leaf paper!
Post # 9
Make sure the JPGS they are giving you are HI RES, not LO RES. Photogs have been known to slip that in and them charge outrageous sums for the albums. A $2000 album with 10 pics sounds awfully suspicious, and a lot like those scams…
Post # 10
$1,000 for 2 photographers for 4 hours wedding day coverage, 1.5 hr engagement shoot, cd of hi res images with rights, $100 print credit.
They use zenfolio for their ordering/prints and I just got some of our engagement prints back today and they are awesome. I will likely make my own photo book after the wedding once I have the CD with rights using adorama.
Post # 11
Ours is $1100, we get 6 hours of day of coverage, the rehersal and rehersal dinner, our engagment shoot, 2 photographers, printable DVD of the wedding, an image box with 18 – 5×7 matted prints and an 11×14 custom print, and the dvd of our e-pics. 😀 We got an AMAZING deal. But we personally know the photographer which helps.
Post # 12
We actually know our photog from church. He was just getting into wedding photography and needed shots for his portfolio.
We paid him 500 for our engagement shoot & images, a ttd session that we’ll be doing here soon, rehearsal, and wedding day which was about 8 hrs, got a 2nd shooter, and right under 400 high res images from the day.
I don’t think we could’ve gotten off much better
Post # 13
I can’t get over some of the prices! :O
Our biggest package (I’m a photographer) is $1600.. which includes engagement shoot, 6-8 hours of shooting, all rights to the pictures, CD with high res photos with minimun 200 pictures and a photobooth.
Post # 14
@Miss Marbles: Then you’re either not charging enough or aren’t as experienced/talented as the photographers these other brides hired. 😉
Post # 15
250$ for e-pics and wedding pics. 350$ for video. Both are family friends.
Post # 16
$950 for 6 hours of wedding coverage, an engagement shoot, an edited CD of around 350 pics, a second shooter and a handful of prints.