(Closed) How much for a photographer?

posted 8 years ago in Miami and South Florida
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

My Future Sister-In-Law paid almost $2,000, a few people I know about $5k, but it depends on who it is, their experience, what they include, hours shooting, travel expenses, time editing, and other stuff. You could try posting a craigslist add with your budget to see if you get volunteers.

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2010

It really depends. We were very clear about what we wanted: no album, ALL our digital negatives on DVD, no forced posey-posey shots. It felt like searching for a needle in a haystack, but we managed to find a great guy at a great price. He’s just under $1K for 6 hours of time plus all photo negatives on DVD (He’ll take about 1500 pics). If we want to snazz it up, he has a package for $1300 that includes the basic package I just mentioned, plus an online gallery of 300 photos that he’s edited.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

 

Photgraphers in Miami with good recs =)

http://www.1313blog.com – They are amazing and inexpensive =)

Crystal Fielding

Joseph Casal

 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I don’t necessarily agree that you pay for experience!  While that is somewhat true, you also pay for the popularity of the photographer.  I recently did an e-session with a photographer who usually shoots AWESOME maternity/family photos and her engagement session prices were so much cheaper than traditional “wedding” photographers because that is not what she typically does.  I think you should be able to find a quality photographer for around 2k, but you’ll be doing a lot of searching!

Also, if you can, try to find a photographer that will give you all of your photos on a CD.  Then you don’t have to pay for the prints, which is where majority of the cost is!  As mentioned, my e-session photographer provided me with 300+ beautiful photos on a CD and I can print them from anywhere I want!  (and post them on facebook with a simple mention of her website 🙂

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

@GI Josephine: Well, technically, in the example you gave, the photographer does NOT have a lot of experience. You are paying less because they do not normally do wedding photography.

 

If you don’t want albums, you should be able to find someone decent – maybe not spectacular – for around $2,000. Make sure you get someone that does good post-processing – it makes all the difference in the pictures looking professional vs amateur.

Post # 9
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: November 2010

@Mimi29:

 

I love Crystal she is great!

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I’m a child and family photographer (I worked in NYC until I recently moved to the Philippines) and I’m getting married in Miami, from my research I know you can get a GREAT photog for $2000 (2 shooters for $3000)…some are crazy pricey (Maloman, Gregory Paul) and are very good, but there ARE good ones out there for much less then that —

Post # 12
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I found between $2500-$3500.

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Lange Farm

Have you ever thought about booking someone from out of state? Generally there’s a reduced fee (if any) and you’re responsible for the airfare, hotel, rental car and meals for 3 days.

I LOVED our photographer and we got 7 hours of coverage, a 2nd shooter and a 2hr day after shoot for far less than locals.

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