(Closed) Is this normal? Help!

posted 9 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
1729 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Wow, that adds up fast. Will your photographer allow you rights to reproduce the photos on your own?

Post # 5
685 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

If you’re ordering from the photographer, it sounds reasonable.My photographer charges $15 for 4×6 and $20 for 5×7.

Post # 6
466 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

To me that seems kind of high, but we went through an up and coming photographer, and her prices are a little less than most. Like PP said, do you have the rights to print them on your own?

Post # 7
1675 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I made sure I had a photographer that included the disc with full sized images, so I can’t entirely answer that. But my boudoir photos started at $38 for an 8×10, and my university grad photos were $40 per sheet (2 5x7s), so I suppose that it is about on par. 

Post # 9
7691 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I think that’s pretty high. I’ve seen $8-10 for 4×6, but $14 seems like a lot!

Post # 10
1763 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Do they offer any packages or discount if you order so many prints?

Post # 11
347 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Maybe instead of putting them in your Christmas cards, you can buy a digital picture from the photographer and make it part of the card.  Then order several cards from a company (like Vista Prink or Walgreens) to send out.  Would they allow that?!?

Post # 12
5493 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

Hmm not sure. Our photographer included a disc with full size images and full reproduction rights.  But that price does sound very high.

Post # 13
897 posts
Busy bee

You should just order a few prints and then scan them.

Post # 14
117 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I would recommend not ordering pics and scanning them – they are the photog’s property if you did not have a printing release as part of your contract! Just an FYI, wouldn’t want to see any issues come up with you and your photog before the wedding!

Post # 15
394 posts
Helper bee

Scanning them with the intent to reproduce them would be Copyright Infringement and punishable in Federal courts with lots of fines and possible jail time. Not really worth it over a $14 print if you ask me.

Post # 16
1403 posts
Bumble bee

$14 for a 4×6 isn’t that expensive.  A lot of photographers charge the same price for a 4×6 as an 8×10,  The print cost is inexpensive, but the markup is cover the time for prep and retouch.  However, if you are order many copies of the same image, your photographer should be giving you a hefty discount.  Discuss this.

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