(Closed) How much should I pay for wedding pictures?

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: How much did/will your wedding photographer(/videographer) cost?
    Under $1,000 : (7 votes)
    12 %
    $1,000 to $2,000 : (14 votes)
    25 %
    $2,000 to $3,000 : (14 votes)
    25 %
    More than $3,000 : (22 votes)
    39 %
  • Post # 3
    Hostess
    18643 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    We paid on the upper end of your spectrum, around $4,000 I think.  The engagement pictures were included, 8 hours of shooting the day of with the photographer and a second shooter, CDs from both engagement and wedding, a bound album (designed on not just proofs), and $300 credit toward printed pictures.

    Post # 4
    Member
    47 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    the $1300 package sounds really good if you really do get the rights to the pictures. I just worked out a deal with our photographer for $950 for 4 hours of coverage, 2 photographers, and 200 medium resolution pictures on CD with shared rights. 

    I live in Arkansas though, so prices here are lower than most other areas of the country.

    Post # 6
    Member
    510 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    That’s probably right as far as the prices…if you are looking for lower cost with a semi professional, have you thought about using a college student who does photography? we ended up using a friend who I went to school with who has his own side photography business…We got a great package and our photos turned our great! just make sure if you go this route you see his portfolio beforehand just to make sure for yourself…

    Post # 8
    Member
    7431 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2009

    We paid $1700 for 2 shooters, unlimited time and location, all rights and a proof book.  It was originally $2000 but we found him at a bridal show and got the $300 off.  I think it was an awesome deal, I told him he needs to start charging more but he likes being accessible to all budgets which is awesome!

    Post # 10
    Member
    29 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    We didnt have a wardrobe change…it seemed to us as too much hassel. We got them done by a girl we know that works in the Wal-Mart studio then went to get a photographer for our wedding. But PLEASE if you look at my one poll I have on here please go all out for your photos. They are the only memory (unless you have it taped) of your precious day. I am considering doing it again and are looking at 2-3k to spend on our photographer this time around. Choose wisely.

    Post # 11
    Member
    112 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    $350 for ours and we get a high-resolution CD with a full copyright release. She is amazing and we are so happy to have her. She will be there from getting ready to we close up shop that night. She averages about 1,000 photos.

    We are in eastern Kentucky, so prices can be lower. She does not have formal training, but has an wonderful eye and you can’t teach that!

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