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Cost of bringing external photogs to ROR

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For all of you bringing in an external photographer, could you give me a ballpark figure of what that is costing you? (including travel expenses) I have no idea what photography costs, but it is important to me and I'd like to have an idea of how expensive the options are.

 

For those of you using Michael's services, can any of you give me an idea of his costs?

 

Thanks!

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For all of you bringing in an external photographer, could you give me a ballpark figure of what that is costing you? (including travel expenses) I have no idea what photography costs, but it is important to me and I'd like to have an idea of how expensive the options are.

For those of you using Michael's services, can any of you give me an idea of his costs?

Thanks!

When I was looking at using Micheal it was going to be about $900 for 3hours and 100 prints.

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It all depends on the experience and how willing the external photog is to travel, can range from just cost of travel up to 10 grand, depending on package! A good destination photog usually starts at 5000+, but so many factors included...keep searchin! BEST WISHES!

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I don't think you need to pay over 5K if its not in the budget. I think you should be able to find something that will fit your wants and your budget.

 

That being said my photographer plans changed several times, before I got where I'm at.

 

Initially, a friend of FI's was going to take all our pics for free. We were still debating how we would supplement his trip or reimburse him.

 

Then the friend became a GM and I wanted something else so I was looking at photographers in Jamaica. I really liked the work of a Brian N-something... I know someone on here is using him and maybe able to help out. I believe his package pricing is reasonable... then you would need to also purchase a day pass for him.

 

However, I was lucky enough to win a contest by Nic Dragonmire on the forum... so now I have a certain amount of photo hours and all my photos for free, but just need to pay travel expenses (hotel, air, transfers) for him and his assistant.

 

Another alternative is to talk to photographers in your area. The photographer doing my brothers grad pics (who I would have used if I had the wedding at home) is trying to expand his portfolio and had mentioned reducing his package rates if travel expneses were covered. So maybe someone in your area would do the same.

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I got a quote of $3000 for the photographers fee, including $1000 worth of print credit. I would just have to pay for his travel. We havent decided but with our group rate we get the 21st person free, which we will use for him, if thats what we decide.

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