(Closed) How much should I pay?

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
213 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

For a beginning photographer, it really depends and can range from a few hundred for full day coverage to around $900-1000.  Most people at that level charge very little to get their portfolio built.  Since she’s a friend and you’re trusting her, it’s sort of a favor for her also- depending on how far she wants to take this hobby.  Do you know how much she charges for her family sessions?  I would say find out and multiply up (assume a family session takes around 1.5 hours).  Otherwise, just ask her. 

Post # 4
739 posts
Busy bee

I say between $800-$1000. Even though she is your friend you NEED to still put a contract together that outlines every ones expectations. So many friendships have been ruined over these sort of things.

Post # 5
1328 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

WOW (to PP suggestions)  I’m paying $900 for a photog. company that has been around for 15+ years and getting unlimted full day coverage!  I’d say somewhere near $400-$500

Post # 6
399 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@ADBK2011: $1,000 for a new photographer is pretty high for the Atlanta area. $600-$700 is probably more reasonable, but we’d be able to tell you more if you could share a small selection of her work so we get a sense of where she is with everything.

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