(Closed) Would you pay this much for boudoir photos?

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
10366 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

That’s actually not a lot of money for that many hours of photography. If you really are getting hair/makeup and post processing, that’s a good deal. The average price for a good photographer’s 2 hour engagement session in my area, for example, is about $350. And that’s without hair and makeup!

Post # 4
3344 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Considering we had to pay $425 to get our engagement photo pictures on a disk, I think this might be worth it.  Also, you would probably pay over $100 to get your hair and make-up done.

Post # 5
2271 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Insane? Nah. Pricey? Yes. But your hubby will cherish it. You could make it your gift to the groom. Go for the 4 hour one!

Post # 6
1569 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

I’m not sure what the going rate is, since mine were free. But, six hours of boudoir is kind of insane. I think my session was about two hours. And I don’t think I’d pay more than $150-200 for a boudoir session. I recommend finding someone cheaper.

Post # 7
285 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

it seems like a lot to me and i certainly wouldn’t want it to last 6 hours!!

Post # 8
1315 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Yeah, six hours prancing around in frillies in front of a strange man might be a bit much lol !! but if you’re comfortable with him, and confident you’ll get great pics, go for the shorter package.

Post # 9
3295 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@tinylittlebird: sounds like a bit much… i dont know though… hey let me know if you find something more reasonable… i am also wanting to get them done… (im in ft wayne but i travel to indy quite often). i was thinking more in the 100-200 dollar range haha. i dont think i need 3 hours either… it seems like alot!

Post # 10
13 posts
  • Wedding: October 2005

Honestly, that sounds like a decent price. And his pictures look really good! Go for it if you wanna do it.




Post # 11
202 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

$800 if a lot of money to spend on anything that could be expendable, but considering how much your getting for it – that actually seems incredible cheap.  (I also live in NYC, though).  But for 6 hours of ANY 1-on-1 any once-in-a-lifetime service that also includes hair and make-up?  steal!   

Post # 12
183 posts
Blushing bee

hmmm it sounds a little on the expensive side. my photographer is giving me a boudoir session for $225 but that’s without and hair or makeup, i have to do that on my own and it’s only for like an hour or 2. the package for 3 hours sounds worth it since makeup and hair are included.

Post # 15
1093 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: Private home

It’s not a bad price – I’m paying 400 for hair and makeup plus two hours of photography, but I don’t get the rights to my photos or a DVD I think, just a print book, though he does do retouching  (http://www.boudoirlouisville.com) .  I say look into the 3 hour special – it seems like a great deal particularly if you get the rights to your photos!

Post # 16
1871 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I’m in NYC and $400/3 hrs. is competitive over here.

(Personally, I don’t really want to spend 6 hours being photographed either. It’s not a bad price, but 6 hours? I think you can get plenty of good shots in 3.)

I think that what’s of greater importance, so long as you’re looking within the same price range, is that you like the person’s style AND that you get along with them and feel comfortable around them. NOT saying that this has to be an issue for you, but would you care that the photographer is a guy? I was photographed by a man and it was fine, but there are a lot of women who would feel more comfortable with a woman. Although I don’t think most women would feel *comfortable* parading around in their skivvies with strangers, you do want to minimize the self-consciousness.



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