(Closed) is this photographer a good deal?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
5388 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Does the package come with any prints?

My package costs $3800. That includes bridal pics, engagement, and wedding day. Plus, we get tons of pics.

Post # 4
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

It seems really reasonable to me. I would have to see his work though before I could decide. Photographer prices vary by region, so if I were you, I would call a couple more to see what the median price is in your area for the same type of package.

Post # 5
333 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

That is fairly standard for reasonable photogs in our area.  A lot regarding your question depends on the area.

Post # 6
255 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2004

You can find students or photographers starting out that are building portfolios and working for free; you can find artists charging $15K and up.

A lot depends on location, but so much is relative to the actual ability of the photographer him/herself. I’ve seen photographers charging a few grand that I’d pay to keep AWAY from a wedding; and I’ve seen folks charging $1k that I’d pay much more for.

Without seeing samples of work, it’s impossible to determine how good of a deal you’re getting.

Regarding your package–I would also make sure that your disk would be of edited images (i.e., the photog won’t just shoot and burn, and give you a bunch of snapshots; unless s/he is proficient enough that the SOOC images are gorgeous).

Post # 7
1148 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I’m paying $1300 for my package, but it comes with slightly less shoot time. I wasn’t planning on paying that much and thought about settling for the same thing you’re getting with unlimited shoot time for $500 with a mediocre photographer, but I fell in love with our photographer and am willing to pay a little more than I was planning previously. I agree with pps about not going with a shoot and burn photographer, because if they take as many pictures as I’m sure they will, it’ll be too much for you to go through on your own and you’ll just get sick of looking at your own pictures. I know our *new* photographer has a winter special package for about $900 that has the same deal as your package. I live in North Idaho/CDA/Spokane area though, so it might be different based on where you live.

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