Wanted to throw this out into the universe to see what people think.
LOVE a photographer here on the east coast, and plan on getting married on the west coast. We've corresponded through emails, and his prices are listed on his website. As far as I'm concerned (with no negotiation yet) his price is about 4000 and i figured if I'm bringing him with me, then i would have to foot the bill for his travel/lodging.
I did a general search here and saw a few posts about paying for the photographer's expenses as far as travel, lodging and as a guest at the wedding (probably his sidekick too) and that would be it, however it works out to be, say 3000, and no more? like, the 4000 photo package would be a wash because I've paid for all his travel expenses? Is it almost like, it beefs up his portfolio to shoot something different, so we're using each other in a sense.
Has anyone had experience with this, as far as negotiations or otherwise?