(Closed) photographer costs

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
2767 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

That will depend on the photog, their experience, and your location.  How many hours are you talking?  4?  2? 

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

It will also depend on where you are located and how far the photographer has to travel to get to you.

I suggest searching for photographers in your area and asking them if they can put together something for you in your budget.

Post # 6
650 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

one photogrpaher that i am looking at is for 6 hours and does the editing and give us the rights on a cd for 400. its a really good deal! o and this includes travel too

Post # 7
1000 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Mary, I hate to be a debbie downer, but you are probably going to have a really hard time finding a photographer who will book your very popular wedding date for only a few hours. Most don’t even have an hourly rate.

Your best bet is to post on Craigslist saying exactly what you want and I’m sure you’ll get a few takers. Craigslist isn’t the worst thing in the world, you just have to look at the portfolios CAREFULLY! Read posts on what to look for in a wedding photographer. (E.g. can you see a whole wedding etc.) I also think if you wait until your wedding gets closer, a photog will be more willing to book you for a few hours, as the likelihood of them booking someone else for that date is a lot less. Good luck!

Post # 8
2117 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

400 for 6 hours!!!!! omg. the cheapest i can find here in alaska is 1500 for 6 hours. im having a hard time.

Post # 9
1314 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2006

@souza_2005:  That’s because charging those sort of rates make it literally impossible to run a full time professional business with the best equipment, insurance, and services for your clients.  Which means you are turning towards amateurs, people starting out, or those with considerably talent.  


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