(Closed) Wedding Photographer – What did you pay for yours?

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: What photographer would you choose?
    Photographer 1 : (37 votes)
    67 %
    Photographer 2 : (11 votes)
    20 %
    Neither : (7 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 17
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    621 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I’m actually quite concerned about the pricing of these photographers. Other pros on the bee will tell you that there are red flags when you see pricing for UNLIMITED coverage for two people under $2,000 (I would almost be concerned if it was under $4,000 for that). There’s a reason so many others are saying it’s such a good deal – it’s not common because it’s not possible for a professional to run a profitable business at those prices and still be paying taxes, have insurance, pro equipment (and backup gear), etc. I would inquire about ALL of those things before you hire either one. My guess is these photographers might have talents in other fields of photography but not much experience with weddings. When I google Livi Shaw I only find a model mayhem account and a facebook page with only model shoots (some with girls in white dresses), not real weddings. Being a good portrait photographer does NOT make you equipped to shoot a wedding so I’d really research this intensively before deciding.

    Post # 18
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    690 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    paying 3000 for  6 hours, selected pictures edited, online album 

    Post # 19
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    344 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I shoot in Toronto. Those prices are not pro level. Proceed with caution. I charge about that for a family portrait package. 

    Post # 21
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    8686 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I’m surprised those prices are so low! I searched and searched and I’m still paying about $4,000

    Post # 22
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    8686 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I just saw what you wrote….I would go with the photographer that you said you’ve worked with before.

    Post # 26
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    3139 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    The first package includes unlimited edited photos ?  That’s an amazing deal

    Post # 27
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    789 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    Be careful, shooting modeling/editorial shoots are NOTHING like shooting a wedding/event. I shoot fashion/glamour stuff, started that way and trust me its a night and day difference.

    They are at a proper price point for their experience level even with the discount. I also understand you coming from the modeling world supporting new talent. I also hope you coming from the modeling world understanding there is a price to be paid for good photos. Laughing

    Just proceed with caution. If I were in your shoes Id keep looking, maybe go for less coverage, skip extras and go with someone with more experience. Average minimum price for someone with experience is at least/around $200 per hour.

    Its really going to be up to you and if you feel comfortable with either/like the work. If you do go for it. Good luck lady! Smile

    Post # 28
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    10363 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Neither of those photogs show candid wedding photography, so i’d make sure that they have that down before booking. They are also incredibly inexpensive, especially for Toronto (have a lot of friends there – very expensive city!). There’s got to be a catch.

    Post # 29
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    1152 posts
    Bumble bee

    I’m cracking up at the bride posting lustily next to the grave.

    Don’t let that deter you from the photographer – magazine editorials are totally weird – I just think it’s hilarious.

    Post # 30
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    621 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @KingsDaughter:  That’s great but realize that the modeling/fashion portion of your wedding makes up about 10% or less of the day. The rest of weddings are all about timing and dealing with crunched timelines, problem lighting, and being able to capture images that aren’t set up. I don’t see that skill set in the photographers you’ve posted because they don’t shoot weddings.

    Post # 31
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    3092 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    All better than the deal I’m getting…and I got a discount because I knew the photographer from years back.

    2500+

    All day shooting, single shooter, disc with images, unedited. 

    That last bit gets me…are prof pics usually non-edited?  Like will it just look like I took the damn pictures myself??!!  Stoopid.

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