(Closed) Photography pricing

posted 3 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 2
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2019

My photog charges $150 for a one hour engagement session. She has a smaller portfolio but is not new and I live in a relatively low cost of living area for reference. Has he said what he is thinking for price? I’d say $200-250 depending on how many images you get (set amount or all of the images?) and cost of living should also factor in as I’m not sure where you’re located. 

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: Canada

My friend did our engagement shoot (hes an amateur photog).  We gave him $100 cash and took him for dinner after the shoot

 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

Our photographer charges $300 for an engagement shoot similar to the one included in our wedding package. I would definitely compensate him but I would not go any higher than $150 for an armature in my area. I would probably stick closer to $100 unless he is providing professional prints, in which case I would definitely provide a little more. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee

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musicgal93 :  You could ask him what he’d like to charge. He may be happy just to have the opportunity to build up his portfolio. If he’s genuinely interested in being a photographer, he’d probably have general pricing ideas in his mind. 

I’m by no means a photographer, but I took photojournalism classes in college and it’s become a hobby. I do headshots for family/friends LinkedIn and take lots of photos of my cat, haha. But if a friend asked me to take pictures for them, I’d be happy to do it just to do them a favor and store them in my portfolio in case I ever need them. But I think it would be fine to ask how much he’d like to charge you. 

Post # 6
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Wannabee

Even though he’s an amateur, I would ask his what HIS prices are out of respect. If he doesn’t have any in mind and truly wants to gain experience from shooting you, I would pay him between $100 and $200 for 60-90 minutes of shoot time. This ensures that, because the shoot wasn’t done for free, there’s some moral incentive for him to retouch and deliver the photographs. If the photos are free, he may feel much less inclined to finish the retouching in a timely manner. 

I do hope this helps! 🙂

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