Is it acceptable to offer more money?

posted 1 year ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2020

I think that’s silly to not choose a photographer because of how many previews you’ll get. You will eventually receive them all, so why would you go with someone whose overall work you aren’t passionate about? 

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I agree with PP. Don’t not pick a photographer you like over the number of preview shots you’ll get.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

Another vote not to let it influence your decision. Your family and friend won’t care!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: City, State

I think you should ask her about it. “Is there any way we could get a few more previews? That’s something that’s very important to us.” If she says yes, great. If she hesitates, offer her a bit extra for her time in doing so. 

I wouldn’t give up my photographer of choice due to the number of previews, especially if the turnaround time for the rest is only four weeks. 

Post # 8
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Busy bee

What not ask her first if she can change the amount of previews you get, if not, tell her you’re willing to pay an extra charge for more previews and see what she says. A lot of photographers are willing to customise wedding packages.

Believe me, by the time you get home though, people will have shared your wedding photos on social media (even if you’ve asked them not to) so your previews, while professional may not be the first ones everyone else sees. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee

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hissoon :  She might just take that into consideration. Hope it all works out for you 🙂

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2019 - Canada

It doesnt hurt to ask! I understand why you’d want a few extra considering it’s an elopement. A 4 week turnaround is pretty great though! 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2020

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hissoon :  I wasn’t saying there’s anything wrong with what you’ve prioritized, just that I think you will be overall more happy with a photographer whose work you love vs. One who gives you them sooner. I think asking her for a few more is definitely a good idea. It may be the work load and that’s why she doesn’t offer multiple OR she may set expectations low (again, because she doesn’t know exactly how quickly she can get them back to you and doesn’t want disappointment) but really ends up delivering a few previews not just one. Photography is very important to me as well, so I do get that. I just think being patient if that’s what it comes down to will be worth it!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

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hissoon :  4 weeks is not very long, most photographers take double that time so I’d go with the best one. You will be sorry if you pick a less than desirable photographer just because your first choice didn’t offer more previews 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

 I think it took us 4 weeks to get our preview Haha. 3 months for all photos. If you go with a different photographer with more previews make sure the timeline lines up with what you want too. 

Doesnt hurt to ask her though. 

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

I’d say it doesn’t hurt to ask your favorite photographer but if they can’t offer it or guarantee it for some reason- which given workload and policy, they may not- I would still highly suggest booking them. Much of the allure of an elopement is the beautiful, epic photos you get from them, why risk not loving the only thing capturing that for a bit of impatience? 

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