Post # 1
All my friends have been recomending a particular wedding photographer to me.
Their wedding package includes, engagement session, all day coverage on wedding day, two photographers, all the edited files (including the engagement photos), and an 8×8 custom designed fine art album.
The starting price is, $2,600.
Ive looked at their portfolio and dont get me wrong, their work is amazing! But Im just not sure about the price.
If I go with this photography company, it will be my biggest investment, wedding wise. Not even the cost of the venue and my dress (together) will be as much as these photos will be.
I dont know much about photography but this price seems a little extreme.
If someone could give me some pointers, I’d gladly appreciate it.
Post # 3
That’s a really good deal actually… It seems rather inexpensive for all you are getting. It also depends on your location, as big city photographers charge more than others.
Good professional photographers start around $2500 for basic packages, so you are getting a ton of things for the price.
To give you an idea, I charge $2800 just for 8 hours of photography and edited photographs. Can you pm your photographer’s website? I can check it out, and maybe see why they are charging what they charge.
Post # 4
The price sounds reasonable considering everything that is included and the quality.
Do you want everything that is in the package? If not, there’s no real reason to hire them. Maybe you could look at other photographers and compare the quality, cost and what they offer against this photographer. You could also make a list of what you want and see which photographer meets your needs the best.
Post # 5
@cmoest: That sounds like a great price to me. Our photographer was $7000 for 2 photographers for 8 hours. Albums aren’t included and they start at $2500 for 60 images (each additional image is $50) A disk with all the images can be purchased for $1500.
Post # 6
our package is $2400. that’s 10 hours of shooting, 2 photographers, a DVD of the high quality photos, and a $200 print credit. we’re outside of boston, ma.
Post # 7
Thank you guys.
I did IM the wedding consultant of the company and I asked her what is all included in the package bc I had seen a lot of brides do a bridal session and I was curious if the bridal session was included.
She responded that, they inlcude the engagement photos, all day coverage, editing and the album bc they have found thats what most brides want.
Which that makes sense. I dont think I would want a bridal session anyway.
Post # 8
Thank you, I live in a small town in Arkansas but Ive seen on their website that they will travel out of state, mostly surrounding states so Im guessing they must be either really good or a very popular photography group for them to be traveling like that.
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Post # 10
That sounds totally reasonable to me. Ours is $3600 for pretty much the same thing.
Post # 11
@cmoest: I live in a rather expensive area and our photography is costing $3800 for either 9 or 10 hours (can’t remember right now), 2 photographers plus a possible 3rd shooter, all digital files, a 2 hour engagement shoot, and gorgeous album.
Around here, I think it’s a pretty good deal.
Post # 12
We’re south of Chicago and at $4200 for 8 hours, 2 photographers, an engagement session, and the print releases of all pictures. We looked for someone cheaper but we would really have to sacrifice quality.
Post # 13
$2400 including 8 hours, 2 photographers, e-session, print release and editing for both.
Post # 14
- Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI
Ours is $2,000 for engagement session, two photographers for 8 hours on the wedding day, all edited images on a flash drive.
Post # 15
$2600 for one photographer for 8 hours, photo editing, and an album. The rights are ours, as well.
On a side note, I’m totally stoked that he’s going to be shooting with digital, film, and large format. Large format is the SUPER old school version that involves the negative being several inches by several inches in size. Think of the really old photographers who are under a cape with the huge camera on a tripod. I’m a total photo nerd, and this guy knows his stuff.
[A number of our guests love to take photos as well, and are quite good at it. Some are even semi-pro, although attending our wedding just in guest capacity. I expect some really good action shots to come from them, as well.]
Post # 16
>_> That’s exactly the price point that my photographer started at as well. It was ALMOST the most expensive part of my wedding (the venue/food was a combined cost that overwhelmed the photography), but I fell IN LOVE with his photos and I just couldn’t get into anybody else’s, so we did it. No regrets! It’s by far the best purchase I made, since it’s the only part that really lasts.