(Closed) Maybe met my photog! Rates?

posted 6 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
870 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

A good photographer in a major metropolitan city will probably be 3000+ for a full day of coverage, 2 shooters, without any prints involved. 

Obviously YMMV but I think that’s a good starting point.

She will probably have rates for certain packages, so you will not need to bring up pricing first. Just ask her rates and try to negotiate what you can from there. 

Post # 4
853 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

If she’s really good, it’s likely to start at $3500 for her + 2 assistants + travel time + pics. If she’s kind of average, you may be able to do it for about $3000. I had a budget wedding and photography was almost 30% of my expenditures – totally worth it!

Post # 5
1314 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2006

Typically you aren’t going to be asked to make her an offer per se, she will either have packages that she will let you choose from, or create something custom based on your needs.  3 photographers is probably going to at minimum start in the $3500 range and go up from there.  $1500 isn’t a realistic sum for just a single professional wedding photographer in a city like LA.  Why do you need 3 photographers though?

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