Post # 1
9hrs of wedding photo/video session
1 main photographer
1 main videographer
1-13×10 40p Fine art album with 80images (our album)
2-8×10 20p Ventura album with 20images (parent albums)
6-8×10 professional custom prints
8-5×7 professional custom prints
DVD w/ High resolution image files
Online proofing of all wedding images with secure access password
Engagement photo session(2hr, 2 location in NYC)
3- edited wedding video DVD
EDIT: this includes no tax or service charge
Post # 3
I live in the bay area VERY EXPENSIVE place to live. ANd for $2500 we get the 1-13×10 40p Fine art album with 80images (our album) 2 photographers on our wedding day, and unlimited hours on our wedding day (12pm-12am approx) and 5 5x7photos. he offered all that you had PLUS engagement photos for $3600. we are really working the economy here and pitted photographers against eachother. He has been in bussiness 20 plus years doing weddings and has worked many weddings at my church.
Post # 4
It really depends on the talent of the photographer…but assuming that the photog is good, that seems really reasonable. Would you be able to make additional prints yourself from the DVD/image files?
Post # 5
I wouldn’t call it a good deal because you could certainly get a lower price, but it definitely falls into the “reasonable” category. If his portfolio looks great and you feel like he matches up with want you want out of your photos/video than you’re not going to be overpaying considering the area. Basically, if his portfolio shows high quality, he’s not overcharging–but if you want to pay less, then you can likely find someone who costs less (if that is the case, I’d look into photographers based in south Jersey or even Philly-area…usually same great quality but way less expensive because they aren’t based out of the metro-NYC area).
Post # 6
@hilsy85: Yes I would be able to make more prints using the DVD that he gives us. He won’t give us the raw images but the high res files.
A lot of the people I looked at were already booked and I am pretty comfortable with his work. My Maid/Matron of Honor got married several years ago and used the same people, so I was able to look through her wedding video & albums. I guess I’m willing to pay a little more for the peace of mind..but don’t wanna get totally ripped off.
I just wanted to see what everyone else’s opinions were.
We might sign today!!!
Post # 7
sounds like a good deal to me.
Post # 8
I don’t think you are paying “more” this seems like a GREAT deal. I am usually not an advocate of package deals (photo and video) because teams are rarely good at both, but if you like the work an have seen sample videos, then that is fine. What type of album are you getting? Leather, flush mount? Try and find out who makes it, album prices vary drastically.
Post # 9
@USER876: they are leather albums & flush mount. They order them from somewhere abroad, can’t remember where exactly,
Post # 10
@Chimp: Can you share the studio you’re using? I recieved considerably higher quotes and would JUMP on a package like that… Thanks in advance!