(Closed) To Post Prices, Or Not To Post…

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: Do you prefer a wedding photographer to have their prices listed on their website?

    No, I don't care.

    Meh, a starting point would be good enough!

    Yes!

  • Post # 137
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Honestly if I did not see a price list or at least some indication of starting point I just crossed them off the list assuming they were too expensive. (Also I didn’t want to waste my time trying to contact them and waiting for a response just to see they cost too much for me). 

    Post # 138
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    367 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - Squaw Valley

    @sillygoat:  I too looked for a starting point when researching potential photographers.  Seeing starting prices around $2,000 – 3,500 seemed normal to me and I didn’t hesitate to contact.  The pacakge we ended up going with is close to $7k for photography & $3k for cinamatography.  If I’d seen “$10,000” in the early stages I probably would have gotten scared off and not contacted.  But the more I learned about what I wanted the more I was ready to invest.

    Post # 139
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    594 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    As a photographer AND a bride, I definitely say post your starting prices. It saves you and the customer time if they know starting out if you’re offering anything in the budget or not. A person willing to spend that much will contact you, and people who know they can’t afford it will go on their merry way. You won’t be inundated by inquiries, and people won’t feel like they have to hunt you down (not the best first impression). You’ll also know that each (well, most) inquiry will be a serious one, rather than just a feeler.

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