I love our wedding photographer. She took awesome pictures and she sent us the pictures sooner than required under the contract. When I first met with her she showed me her photo books. They were amazing. When she does books for people it's clear she really takes the time to maximize the beauty of each shot. I decided we would probably do a photo book but figure out the details later so we just paid her the $2k for the photo package and didn't include any books stuff at the time.
Well, I asked her about the pricing for books. Books start at $500!!!! That's for a 12x12 with 30 pages. Different bindings, more pages, are all more. Jeeze! I asked her also about multiple copies of the books (to give to family) and those start at $200!!! I was figuring it would be maybe $300 for the first book and a lot less for additional books since I thought most of the cost would be in her doing all of the layout and stuff. Anyway, am I over-reacting to these prices? What would you pay for a professional photo book?
EDIT: Well, I screwed up the poll and can't fix it, so write in your thoughts I guess on what is reasonable.