So my MOH's father is an AWESOME photographer. He did my senior pics and I have utmost faith in his work. He's been in the business for 25+ years. His prices? *shudders*
The packages start at $1,500 (plus tax). That is photography and a DVD of pics with copyrights only. He says not to do this because brides try to do their albums themselves and never get around to it/don't like what they made and regret it. He also says I will be unhappy with prints from somewhere like Walmart.
The package we are looking at is $2,400 (plus tax). This would be photography, DVD with pics, and a 10 x 10 leather album with 70 pictures. The pics are printed onto the cardboard/whatever the surface is, rather than slid inside plastic or laid on top of the page. These pics will have major retouching done (no triple chin or bat wings for me!)
Since his daughter is my best friend, he is not charging me overtime (package usually only includes 5 hours- based on my timeline I would need 2 or 3 additional hours) and he is not charging me travel fees (the wedding is outside his range- Elberton, GA- near SC border). This is saving us hundreds. He also agreed to upgrade me to a larger album in exchange for Epics since the latter package includes an engagement session, and we already scheduled those with a friend of a friend who is breaking into the business (but still good!).
So what do you guys think? Is this pretty standard for photography around here? I really wasn't wanting to spend more than 2k but maybe I was being too optimistic?
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