Post # 1
I’ve been looking into several photographers in the Northern NJ area. I’m wondering if other bees out there have hired photographers in the area and are willing to share price ranges they paid. I can’t tell if what some of these photographers are charging is “average” or “above average” for the area (northern NJ is super-pricey for wedding services in general). Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated 🙂
Post # 3
my photographer is in mendham. Pricing started at 2900 for 6 hours of basic covererage, and went up to about 5600 for her full package with all the bells and whistles
Post # 4
Prices are going to vary drastically because no two packages are the same. Some are front end loaded, some are back end loaded, and some don’t include anything but digital files. Also, the quality and prices of professional albums varies drastically with supplier, so it depends on what you are getting. All things equal, prices between photographers will vary depending on client demand, experience, and workload.
Post # 6
I’m working with Blooming Studios out of Bedminster (so more central NJ). We are getting 10 hours of coverage from 2 photographers, an engagement session, guest signing book, a DVD with all images and a 30 side, flush-mount 12×12 album as well as 2 5×7 prints and an 11×14 print for 3650.
Post # 7
Wow! I priced Blooming Studios and that sounds like a good deal. I don’t remember the photo package including all that but it was 5400. for photo and video when I met with them. I shocked myself budgeting $5,000 for photo/video but someone made a good point to me that it is a special once in a lifetime day and with the video, not everyone at our wedding will be with us forever and we want great memories of them on our day, not just adequate ones. I found a great photo/video out of West Orange that was closer to $6,000 but she was personable and her work was beautiful. I wound up with a different company out of Central Jersey that was even more…yikes! (I’m still pinching myself) I don’t know your budget but if you think you may want the info. for the WO company I’ll dig it up for you. With any vendor you need to see first if you connect with them and then see if their packages are even what you want, that’s how we narrowed it down and though I’m paying more…a LOT more…it will be worth every penny and then some!
Post # 8
my wedding is in north jersey, but after looking at alot of photographers.. i went w/ Tiffany Atlas out of Philadelphia. She does beautiful work and seems to be considerably less money then NJ photographers.. booked her for 2400.00. I just posted my engagement photos recently, check her out!
Post # 9
thanks all, this is really helpful! still doing lots of research. photos are super-important to me, but at the same time I need to set a limit somewhere.
@b2b5412 I would love the info if you wouldn’t mind sending it! thank you!
Post # 10
Jersey, the entire state itself, has the most expensive photography packages I’ve seen thus far. I’ve been venturing out and looking at PA/DE photographers. I absolutely love photography, but I don’t agree with having to pay over $3K for pictures.
I did, howewer, find someone who was about $2500. His name is Paul Dempsey. I love his work. He’s based out of south Jersey though. Figured I’d share the link.
Post # 11
Hello! My name is Alicia Mantzouranis and I am the event coordinator from Lorenzo Studios. I saw that your are looking to hire a professional videographer and photographer.
The following is a list of the videography packages Lorenzo Studios has to offer.
1. $395: 1 hour DVD in High Definition [4 hour event] just main points of event
2. $695: 2 hour DVD in High Definition; 2 DVD Box Set[4 hour event] includes main points of event and raw footage
3. $995: 3 hour DVD in High Definition; 3 DVD Box Set [4 hour event] includes main points of event and raw footage; plus a 4th DVD with a recap of the night
The following is a list of photography packages including:
1. $395: 175-200 High Resolution Photographs on a CD [4 hours]
2. $695: 200-375 High Resolution Photographs on a CD [4 hours]
3. $995: 200-375 High Resolution Photographs on a CD [4 hours]. Plus a 24×36 inch sign in board and a 30 page 8×10 Gold engraved Photo Album
*We also offer Green Screen, Plasma Screen Montages, Custom Frames, Custom Pictures, and Photo Booth*
If you are interested in hiring Lorenz Studios please feel free to email me at [email protected]
I hope you hire Lorenzo Studios because we would love to work with you.
Post # 12
Choosing the right photographer is a big deal. New Jersey is so crazy when it comes to wedding photography prices. It was so hard to find a decent photographer that could bring us within our budget.
In the end, we couldn’t find anyone that met our budget needs. So we had to make some sacrifices. I.e. No wedding album, Photo Only Package, a Single Photographer (instead of 2). I ended up paying less than 1K for a photos only package at Diya Studios.