(Closed) Photographers 1st wedding- STUDENTS

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: HOW MUCH TO PAY FOR THEIR 1ST WEDDING
    Free- We are doing them a favor : (0 votes)
    Free- They get to eat our food! ($100 per person) : (4 votes)
    7 %
    $100 each : (10 votes)
    17 %
    $200 each : (20 votes)
    34 %
    $300 each : (9 votes)
    15 %
    $400 each : (4 votes)
    7 %
    $500 each : (12 votes)
    20 %
    Professional pay! They deserve it. ( If so how much is professional pay?) : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    How long are they going to be there?

     

    Post # 5
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I would go at least a few hundred each in the least, especially if they will edit your photos for you and they are amazing.  After that, give what you can afford.

    You might give a call to the internship manager at the school, they might be able to give you a closer figure for your area.

    Post # 7
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    My mom is a photographer and editing is where most of the time really goes.  As far as the printing, if you want individual photos, look for a place with archival 100 year paper. 

    Post # 8
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    5778 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I think what I would do is break it down by the hour. Would you work for under $10./hr? I wouldn’t, so that may give you some guidelines. We had someone just starting in the business and he’d only done one wedding before my daughter’s. He charged $600. and was there for 8 hours. We got the disc of the pictures and made our own albums from the company he suggested. He was also fed, and our per head price was the same for vendors ($100.+). He was also tipped an extra $200.

    Post # 11
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    7975 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    Are they doing post processing on the photos? Or just taking them and giving you the raw photos? And are you lumping the cost of the e-session in or did you already pay for that? If so, how much did you pay them for that?

    If it’s just the photography for the wedding, I’d say $50 each; if it includes post processing (editing, color touchups, etc.), I would lean closer to $200 each.

    Even though they’re students, make sure you get a rights release so that you don’t run into any trouble with being allowed to print your own photos, especially if they should become big name wedding photogs in the future!

    Post # 12
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    582 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I would pay about 60-75% of the going rate in your area, minus the price of their dinner, plus the price of their equipment rental, split in two for each of them. 

    Post # 13
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I just wanted to comment to say I wouldn’t subtract their dinner from what you decide to pay them…more than likely they’ll be too busy to sit down and eat and enjoy the food very much. Like @smyley I would break it down by hour and consider how much I’d want to work for. 

    Post # 16
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    7770 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Oops.  I voted before I saw they would be there 7 hours.  At least $200 each.  But it depends what you can afford, IMO.  If they do good work and editing- I would pay them much more.

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