(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 # 32
    Member
    4028 posts
    Honey bee

    @KingsDaughter:  I think both packages seem very reasonable and overall both photographers look good. I personally prefer the style of the second photographer, but if you are budget concious, I would probably go for photog #1.

    My photography package is $1900, includes an engagement session, copyright to all photos, editing in Adobe light room, 2 photogprahers, one 10×12 canvass print and no time limit (starting day around 11:00am–ending around 10:00pm though).

    Post # 33
    Member
    569 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    GOSH!!! i wish i was getting your packages! those are great deals and great pictures!

     

    Post # 37
    Member
    2285 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: Central Park

    That’s a great deal and the photos look awesome. 

    Post # 39
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    1647 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013 - Rustic mill, historical site

    We chose the cheapest package for our photographers and it’s going to be about 2500 dollars.   There were two other packages which were more expensive, and a la carte options, but we’ve worked with our people before so while they were WAY out of our budget (we’re getting photo and video, that price was just photo up there) we are cutting back elsewhere to make these guys work, we’re also paying cash and they’re givng us a large discout.   We’re getting 2 photographers and a whole day of shooting and all the edited and unedited shots on a disc.   We will be getting an album made too but that’s 1400 extra and we will order it after we figure out where our finances are at after the wedding.

     

    Post # 41
    Member
    1102 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: City, State

    Our photography is going to end up costing us like $5000. Thats with an album, all the proofs, one photographer, for most of they day. Ouch.

    Post # 42
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    1314 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2006

    @KingsDaughter:  She won’t get the same quality if she prices it out elsewhere.  The cost reflects the time the photographer puts into the design, as well of the costs in printing the book.  The sort of albums the pros sell are designed to last a lifetime.

    Post # 43
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    1647 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013 - Rustic mill, historical site

    @KingsDaughter:  

    The album is amazing though.   They actually send it out to a graphic artist or something, someone who’s pro arranging the photos in the album, plus they’re like really thick.   Super high quality pages, hard cover, nice binding… I think most of the cost is the editing and arranging of the photos.   I doubt if I wanted two books they’d charge me much more. FH’s brother got married two summers ago and the album they gave the parents as gifts was so flimsy, it looked like it had been arranged using photoshop and printed at walmart.   I mean, not that there’s anything wrong with that, but I’d like to keep mine nice, theirs was already bent after going through the book a couple of times.   

     

    I do agree that it’s a LOT of money though, so we got the package for the photos, and we will order the album after, maybe even a year later, once we recover from the cost of our wedding.

    Post # 45
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    13788 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Well, I won’t put in my two cents since you already made a decision.  But we paid $4200 for 10 hours, professional grade album, 2 clone albums for our parents, photos of disc, and a bunch of printed enlargements to share with family and friends.

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