Post # 1
Has anyone else had “sticker shock” as to how much money photographers want for just taking the pictures! Also there is a huge range in price$. How are you/did you decide on the photographer for the wedding?
Post # 3
@Shannabanana: What price range were you quoted? If you really think about the time and overhead it takes for a photographer to do the job, it’s really not that much. Excluding the cost of products, after your 5-10 hour day, the photographer will probably spend 10 hours or more on your images, culling, and retouching.
Post # 4
@USER876: I know it’s worth it…But I definitely have had sticker shock looking as well! They do put in a ton of effort and it takes a lot of work so they deserve it… But I completely see where OP is coming from!
Post # 5
well this being my 2nd marriage. I dont want to go over-board. I want good quality photos but nothing over the top. Keep it Simple is my plan! I know the $ will be worth it in the end. maybe i just needed the encouragement 🙂
Post # 6
I def. had the same shock when I started my photographer research. Overall, pictures were the 3rd most expensize vendor in our wedding at just under $1000. I pretty much made a wsh list of what I wanted the photographer to be able to do or would do…like engagement photos, DVD/CD rights to all photos, professional, not creepy (that was exactly how it was worded on my wish list), reasonably priced. Then I emailed everyone who I was interested in and asked them all the same questions. . Some were WAY over budget and IMO lil unreasonable. But a majority of them were willing to work with our budget and make canges to their packages or create a custom package for us. A couple even threw in some free offers- like prints or e-photos as an incentive to go with them. We eventually choose a photographer we could’t be more happy with- gave us free e-photos as a trial run and got to keep the CD even if we didn’t go with him- they came out BEAUTIFUL and he gave us a discount for quick response and now I can’t wait for our wedding photos in May! Good luck!