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2008 Brides - what did you spend or budget on photography?

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#1 MissyR

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    Posted 19 March 2008 - 03:14 PM

    I know this is a personal question but we are having a really hard time biting the bullet and booking a photog - I was wondering if anyone wanted to share the types of packages that they have booked and the cost..

    #2 Maura


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    Posted 19 March 2008 - 03:21 PM

    i'm paying $1750 for 5 hours. i heard a few weeks ago my photog was raising his prices. if you want to PM me, i will give you more detailed info.

    #3 RyanAmanda

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      Posted 19 March 2008 - 03:57 PM

      Our photographer charges us the cost of the trip plus half. Our trip is around $1700 (Canadian including tax) so $1700 plus $850 for a total of $2550. For that we get her and an assitant the entire wedding day plus a TTD shoot two days after the wedding. Her assistant is normally her husband but he can't get our wedding week off of work so she's bringing her best friend - who also happens to be a professional photographer! :)

      #4 MissyR

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        Posted 19 March 2008 - 04:03 PM

        Did you have to pay the travel for the assistant as well?

        #5 Kat81

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          Posted 19 March 2008 - 04:12 PM

          I am getting...
          200 prints 4 x 6
          Personalized leather cover wedding album
          Cd / dvd hr with all images taken during wedding
          Unlimited coverage reception
          2 hours of TDD session ( all images taken cd Copyright release so you can make prints / copies / enlargements,

          $2,000.00 usd

          #6 ACDCDCAC

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          Posted 19 March 2008 - 04:40 PM

          Lets see, our package was just under $3000. We get:
          -Engagement session and 1- 8x10 print of our choice from it (we can buy more prints if we choose, we're getting 100 wallet size to enclose in the invites for $70)
          -12x12 -20 page flush mount album with 42 images (and then the background image is also a picture, but doesnt count as 1 of the 40, so we actually get more)
          -$600 print credit
          -box of unretouched proofs (about 500!) to do what we want with
          -free photoshopping for blemishes or whatever
          -6 hours
          -2 photogs, him and his wife are a team, aww, how cute :)
          -the rights to all images on a CD after one year, not sur what thats about, or how much it will cost?? but we want it!
          -I feel like there is more but I can't think what?

          #7 MissyR

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            Posted 19 March 2008 - 05:00 PM

            Wow Abbie! Did that cost include the transportation/accom for both?

            #8 melglnh2o

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              Posted 19 March 2008 - 05:24 PM

              We are using a local photographer in Cancun and we are paying $1,600 for 8 hours of coverage plus a TTD session on another day. This also includes some prints and she uses an assistant.

              #9 indypitty

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                Posted 19 March 2008 - 08:09 PM

                We are also using a local photographer (Cancun) and paying about $800 for four hours of service.

                #10 LadyCheese

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                  Posted 19 March 2008 - 08:34 PM

                  We're using a local photog in DR and 8 hours is just shy of $2,000.

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