(Closed) PhotogTravel Expenses for 2 Hours Away?

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
433 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I work with a photographer and it’s pretty normal for them too add the travel expenses. Honestly your photog is hardly charging you anything for 2 nights in a hotel and gas. It depends on each person but the photographer I know will stay 2 nights in a hotel to make sure they are there in time with no delays and for comfort the night after. It’s tiring after a full days work and driving being tired is no good.

You can try to negotiate with them in cutting the cost to afford the photographer, but that’s a steal. Unless you have a photographer that has a similar style that won’t have to drive.

Post # 4
225 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Agree that is a very reasonable amount…ours is from about 3 hours away and around $350 I believe. Especially considering gas prices these days I think its a good deal!

Post # 5
1000 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I cover up to 100 miles from my home base with no travel charges. Usually I don’t have any issues stretching that to 120. I really don’t see the need for a hotel for two nights for a 2hr 15 minute drive, but I’m also young still.

Post # 7
10366 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I would also think about it like you are paying him for 4 1/3 extra hours of work, since driving is part of his job with you. Just my hourly rate alone would at my (non-photography) job would mean $150, let alone mileage on a car, food, etc. So, I think that’s really reasonable.

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