(Closed) Richmond, VA wedding photographers – reasonably priced?

posted 4 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 2
1120 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

No help since the lowest quotes I’ve seen are around $1,500. But have you considered looking at photographers with a la carte options? As in, instead of the full 6-8 hrs, they can shoot for 4 instead?

Post # 3
6533 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

mcasey4:  What kind of budget do you feel comfortable spending on photography? I know you mentioned total budget of 5k, but without knowing how you are allocating funds – one person’s “reasonable” isn’t the same as another. KWIM? What is your date? Have you finalized a venue yet? Have you thought about how much coverage you’ll need? Are you willing to go with a lower number of hourly coverage to get a better photographer? I’m a photographer only a couple of hours from Richmond, and was actually just up there shooting a wedding a couple of weeks ago. Industry standards for pricing tend to be the same about everywhere (3k is average, with some coming in lower and some coming in higher – that’s for a typical 8 hour day) but I will say in the Richmond area pricing tends to be strong and I’ve seen very few photographers with acceptable work for anything under 2-3k.

Post # 5
1120 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

mcasey4:  No problem. Also, try to find out if a photographer has an assistant. You might be able to hire the assistant for a lower price. The quality won’t be as good as the lead photographer’s, but it might be worth it, depending on the person.

However, I think you should be realistic about hiring someone for a few hundred dollars. In the photography business, most of the time, you get what you pay for.

Post # 7
104 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

 [ETA: Also, we paid hundreds and not thousands for our wedding package and we had the choice of a free engagement shoot or bridal shoot]

mcasey4:  I’m from Richmond too! πŸ™‚  I can highly recommend Meghan Marchetti of Images in Play (http://www.imagesinplay.com) – she’s doing our wedding and she’s done our engagement photos and phtographed and videographed a private wedding ceremony we held (FI’s mom had terminal cancer).  Meghan’s awesome and very reasonably priced.  I would defintely email her for her pricing as she offers many different packages including a “budget bride” one!  A couple pics from our engagement shoot at Maymont:

  • This reply was modified 3 years, 8 months ago by  VegasRVAbride.
Post # 9
203 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I would be happy to help I travel all the time for weddings. Just let me know if you are still looking, I can send you my info!

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