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Quick Photography Pricing Question

Hey guys, I was actually married in Upstate NY a few years ago but live outside of Boston.  I have a friend who is getting married in the Boston area next year.  She is looking into different photographers and was asking what the "going rate" is for a great quality photographer. I realize there is probably a range, but any ballpark information would be great as I know prices can range from area to area. Thanks a million.  - Caitlin Eliza

Re: Quick Photography Pricing Question

  • jaime10285jaime10285 member
    Tenth Anniversary 100 Comments
    edited December 2011
    I'm paying $4250 for:
    Unlimited hours coverage
    Photographer and second shooter
    Local engagement session (one to two hours) time and location to be determined
    Password protected online gallery
    10x10 15 spread flush-mount wedding album
    Disc of high-res images (wedding and engagement session) with print release
  • michelle11988michelle11988 member
    1000 Comments Third Anniversary
    edited December 2011
    I am paying $3,000 for a very similar package as jaime posted.  We are getting some prints as well but only have 8 hours of coverage but that's okay with me.

  • edited December 2011
    I paid $2500 for about 8 hrs of coverage and copyright of the pictures
  • edited December 2011
    We are paying 5k and it includes:
    8 hours coverage with two photographers and one lighting assistant
    Engagement Shoot
    2 parent's albums
    1 large album
    All photos on disc and website
    100 thank you cards
    and some other stuff I can't remember right now :/
  • gentel.smithgentel.smith member
    edited December 2011
    Yeah it depends on what kind of a package your friend is looking for, but I would say anywhere from $2500-$5000 is very average.
  • edited December 2011
    In Response to Re: Quick Photography Pricing Question:
    [QUOTE]Yeah it depends on what kind of a package your friend is looking for, but I would say anywhere from $2500-$5000 is very average.
    Posted by gentel.smith[/QUOTE]

  • love2naplove2nap member
    edited December 2011
    I got married in April and paid less than $1600 for just north of the city. I think I had 6 hours of shooting and had two photographers (one was comped, because the owner was 7 months pregnant, and wasn't expecting when I booked). I also had full rights of all the pictures and got $200 worth of free pictures and a wedding album. With the rights of the pictures, I'm going to make a photo album off shutterfly or mpixs for a lot cheaper for the parent albums :)
  • edited December 2011
    I'm paying 1,685

    Engagement session
    rights to photos
    6 hours
    2 photographers
    online hosting

    We took things out of the package to make it that price.  The original price was $2,195.
  • amylee545amylee545 member
    Fifth Anniversary 100 Comments
    edited December 2011
    We paid $2000 (her pricing has gone up a little bit for 2012 though)

    Engagement session
    Disc of all high res pictures
    2 photographers
    6 hours of coverage
    Online gallery

    Highly recommend!!! 

  • ll981248ll981248 member
    Fourth Anniversary 100 Comments
    edited December 2011
    $1600 for 8 hrs of coverage, engagement shoot, all high-res images on a CD, online gallery.  Can't beat the price and she's awesome, too :)

  • courtchace7courtchace7 member
    edited December 2011
    We paid 2,450 and it includes:

    engagement session with cd of all images
    unlimited wedding day coverage (so stoked up not having a limit)
    2 photographers
    cd of all images with reprint rights
    12x12 leather wedding album

    We scored a good deal because not long after our photographers price on this package went up to 3k.
    Wedding Countdown Ticker
  • MelisMCMelisMC member
    edited December 2011
    $2800 for:

    7 Hours Unlimited Coverage
    2 Photographers
    Double Lighting
    Rights to all Photos with DVD
    Online Gallery
  • CapeMJA84CapeMJA84 member
    Seventh Anniversary 10 Comments
    edited December 2011
    $2500 for unlimited coverage, engagement session, 2 photogs, double lighting, online gallery and all rights to every image on DVD.  We're using www.berryphotos.com and their style looks so much like photogs that charge twice as much!
  • edited December 2011
    for a higher quality photographer, I'd say any where from 4K and up.
  • foxycleopatrafoxycleopatra member
    edited December 2011
    I'm paying $4000 for 

    -8 hours coverage
    -engagement session with disc
    100 photo save the date cards
    10X10 fine art album
    & online proofing for a year
    online slideshow
    unlimited locations & photos
    all our edited photos on disc

    My photographer (www.aestelzer.com) has a bridal referral program, and one of my friends just booked her as well, so I'll be receiving either a huge canvas print, or a 200 print credit which is awesome!  
  • RoyalOrientRoyalOrient member
    Fifth Anniversary 1000 Comments Combo Breaker
    edited December 2011
    I paid $3250 for 
    - 2 professional photographers and 1 assistant 
    - Full day unlimited coverage
    - Engagement session 
    ( with rights to the photos and editing and touch ups on all photos on two dvds)
    - online photo slide show
    - online wedding picture gallery and photo print cards for guests given at wedding reception. 

    My photographers, Konrad and Piotr were so amazing! I love their modern style of photography. Their assistant, Monika is also a pro photographer too. She also did an amazing job. 

  • edited December 2011

    Could ladies please give names of your photographers.. I am in the overwhelmed state of trying to find an afforable photograher.  Looking for 2 photographers, 6-8 hours coverage, images on DVD and an album if not print credits.  Thanks everyone!

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