(Closed) Photographer prices?

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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2239 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Those prices seem extremely low to me…I don’t live in a big city and the average here for a quality photog is around 3000. And that’s before you buy your album.

The second photog only offers you 100 images of your wedding? Are you able to buy more through a gallery? Just to give you an idea, I had 200 images from my esession. Which was 2 hrs long…your wedding day will be a lot longer.

How much is photographer 3? And what does photographer 4 offer for that price?

Post # 5
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14496 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Wow, those prices sound really good. 

I’m looking at about $3500 for 6-8 hours, 2 photographers, all edited phots, a professional album, and engagement session. 

Post # 7
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1270 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

those prices seem extremely low… especially 800 for ALL DAY. For a GREAT photographer witth GREAT quality photos, you should be paying 4000+ for 12 hours of coverage.

we are paying 2600 for only 6 hours and an e-session.

Post # 9
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176 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

My photographer is $1500 for all day coverage, and we ge to keep all of our proofs. It is an extra $200 for a digital copy of all of the fully edited photos. I trust his work because he did my best friend’s wedding two years ago!

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Photog #1 is waaaaaay better than #2. #2 looks pretty amateurish (which is what I would expect for $800 and a non-full time photog). #1 has better lighting and post processing. I would definitely up the # of edited/retouched portraits, though. You’re going to be disappointed with only 100, I promise.

If you end up going with #2 for cost savings, I would ask to see a full wedding from them. Their snapshot portraits are not lit particularly well, which would make me nervous in a wedding setting where you are capturing specific moments that can’t be redone. An amateur can really mess that up. And your wedding is not the place to find out what they are made of, unless photography is extremely low on your priority list.

#3 has gimmicky post processing and hardly any photos displayed, i’d place them only slightly higher than #2.

#4 i’d put them in 2nd place. I like #1 the best based off of the websites, though.

 

Post # 12
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227 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I noticed #2 only uses natural light too.  There’s nothing wrong with that in and of itself – I have a friend that does that and takes really gorgeous photos – but I dunno how comfortable I’d be with that for my wedding.  You’ll be s.o.l. if the skies don’t cooperate with you that day…

Post # 13
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2239 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Honestly after looking at the photographers websites and the fact that you said photos are a big priority for you guys, I’d keep looking and maybe cut back elsewhere. The first photographer is ok, but the rest of them are just not that good (for someone who said photos are a priority to them). Don’t feel pressured to go with any of these guys because your friends and family have recommended them. This is YOUR wedding.

Post # 14
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37 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@crh1729:

When you say that “100 photos will be retouched, and all the photos will be given to you,” are you saying that the photographer has agreed to give you every photo with 100 of those photos being retouched?  Or that you will get your choice of 100 photos, with the option to buy the rest?  

 

With photographer number 1, what are the prices like to buy the disc or to buy prints?  I am assuming neither is included for the that price…

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