(Closed) Met with my boudoir photographer-sad about my package D:

posted 6 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m sure he’ll love whatever you give him.  And, boudoir shoots are SUCH a rip-off sometime!  I don’t understand why they charge so much more than other photographers!   Maybe you can give the smaller book now and upgrade later when you can afford more?

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@MissFireFlower:  Awww, he’ll love it anyway. Can you afford the $300 for  the pics of a CD? I think it will be worth it. He can blow up a huge picture of you 😉

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@MissFireFlower:  I think he’s going to love it, plus if it’s a small book, it’ll be easy for him to carry.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@housebee:  LOL, This is totally inappropriate but I am picturing him pulling the book out of his pocket during bathroom breaks.

I’m running away now.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2006

Well from the standpoint of a photographer in order to even make any money on a groupon deal they are betting that you do an upgrade of some sort.  And really most decent boudoir sessions are in the $1000-1500 range.  Also consider that a physical book is going to be a much more poignant way to present the images to your guy than images on a disc.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

The whole point of groupon deals is to get you to buy a low dollar session to convert it in to a higher sale. The photographer more than likely went in to the negative to give you the session hoping you’d add on and upgrade. Boudoir photography is very expensive to produce. You have to pay hair and makeup artists and there is extensive retouching needed. The prices she’s charging for upgrades are actually really low. My Boudoir sessions are 90 minutes with hair, makeup and a wardrobe stylist and result in an album and an online private gallery for a $2000.00 fee. I pay those other professionals $200/ each for the day. The album costs $300 in raw costs. By the time I pay all that, income tax, studio overhead etc, my profit is $500.00. That’s for about three days work. It’s not a “rip-off”, its a expensive shoot. Trust me, you don’t want an under qualified photographer to shoot you Boudoir. You can look scarifying and you want a real professional who will protect your privacy. 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@babecake:  LOL that is hilarious. 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@babecake:  +1! make sure there are no watermarkings on the pictures, and then you’re good to go!!!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Just get the pics on a disc and then create the book yourself! There’s plenty of high quality sites that let you do this (as long as you avoid truly “cheaper paper” ones like Blurb).

Plus if you do the layout design yourself it’s sooo much more personal and “you” which is only too appropriate for this type of gift 😉

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Magdalena:  This was gonna be my idea, get the disc images and then print them yourself! It’s totally doable and he probably won’t notice a difference between their book and yours — if anything, it’ll be more meaningful that you crafted it yourself. 

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m sure if you expressed interest in a future order she’d hold your files. She’d be stupid not to! 

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

@MissFireFlower:  If you want the larger album tell her you will have the funds in august and that you will upgrade to the larger album at that time, for now give him the wallet size album he will love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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