(Closed) What is a good price for a DJ/photographer?

posted 8 years ago in Music
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Where do you live? I live in the Kansas City area and average prices for good photography ranges from 2500 to 9000. It’s pretty steep.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

My photographer is $225/hour with a three hour minimum and my DJ is $150 an hour, also with a three hour minimum. I have no idea what people usually pay, but I feel both these are reasonable.

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2010

it really depends on where you are, etc..

i’d say that here in northern california, $4000 is great if it’s for DJ, photography, videography, and limo.  but for photography..is that just wedding day (and how many hours?  do you get charged extra if you go overtime?)…or does that include engagement?

hmm.. videography is about $1000 or more…photography is more than $2000.  DJ should be $1000 or less.  don’t know about limo.  hope that helps.

you should price compare in your area.  

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

If you are going to spend that money, I would find out the quote, and then look at other photographers. My experience with “package” photographers isn’t great… Usually the bundled or company owned ones are not going to give you as good of results, and you pay for the middle man of the company. Many times, you can get a much more talented photographer for the same price.

If you get the quote, and then no one can beat it in price and quality than you know you’ll be getting a good deal.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

SF prices (what I consider “resaonble”):

DJ Avg $150/hour is reasonable

Photographer: $2000-$5000

Videographer: $1000-$1500

Limo – no idea

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I live in Tallahassee, but my wedding is in Panama City, Florida. I found a DJ for $225, but that’s a discount. In my previous experience, DJs can range from $500-$750 for weddings. My photographer, http://www.eltonandersonphoto.com, averages from $2500-$5000, which is the average price AMAZING photographers.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Here are my prices:

Photographer: $2500

DJ: $700

I live in a rural area, so these might be a little lower than in a city.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee

We are paying $2500 for photog and $1500 for DJ. But DJ is a huge splurge, we could probably get a good one for $1000ish. 

I would never go with a bundled package personally. It’s just very conveyor-belt, and the price wouldn’t be much cheaper than what I’m paying. I don’t think you need to go to Craigslist or take a chance necessarily, but there are good, reasonable independent DJs and photographers out there – it just takes time and effort to look.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

We got our photographer for $2000/all day, and our dj for about $550/all night, but I know these prices are a little low because we REALLY bargain shopped before booking anything.

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