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I want a photographer like this! I love her style but her prices are outrageous! Can anyone help me find a photographer who gets it like this girl? Is it too much to ask for a photographer who isn't going to break the bank or make me pull my hair out! I just needed to vent!

 

Someone please help me, I am so bummed right now!

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Good photography costs money. $30,000 in camera and computer equipment, education, spending 50+ hours working on a single "8 hour" wedding between editing, client meetings, etc...

 

Add on insurance, taxes, pay for assistants...

 

The best deal I know in South FL. is Tony Schreiber... a total steal at his current prices.

 

Tony Schreiber - South Florida Wedding Photographer - Serving Miami, Ft Lauderdale and the Carribbean

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I was surprised at how much good photography costs, since I really had no idea before planning a wedding :) However, we weighed it and think that good pictures are worth it, so this has become one of our biggest budget line items! There have been a lot of disappointed brides who decided to skimp on photography (that being said, I have also seen some brides who are really happy just going with their resort photogs...). I absolutely love our photographer and can't wait to see the pics after...I think it will be worth it!! Good luck finding a photog.

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I was surprised once I began looking at pricing. My FI and I had decided on a few items that we would not skimp on and photography was one (dress and location were the other two). My photographer was a small fortune (more than even I was expecting) but I have no regrets even though it boosted the budget. My photographers are amazing and I am thrilled to have them there. Everytime I looked elsewhere I had a hard time finding what I was looking for and if it was close, it was close in price so we just went with my first choice. Later found them published in the knot so I took that as a sign.

 

It is really up to you on what you want/can spend, but remember as we get old and our memories go (or as we tell our children/grand children) the pictures live long after we do....so you want them to be good (at least this was our thought process). Good Luck

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Originally Posted by Evan Baines View Post
Good photography costs money. $30,000 in camera and computer equipment, education, spending 50+ hours working on a single "8 hour" wedding between editing, client meetings, etc...

Add on insurance, taxes, pay for assistants...

So true. And there's also other expenses such as advertising and marketing as well.

In addition to a lot of on the job training, I also have an M.A. in Photojournalism which took me two and a half years to earn, a lot of hard work, and a considerable amount of $$$.

I think you should look at your wedding photography as an investment that will return some wonderful dividends down the road. Remember, the images that your photographer makes on your day will not only help you to remember all that you were feeling and thinking as your groom took your hand and said I do, but they will also be passed down to your children and grandchildren as an heirloom of your family history.

One way to free up some $$ for your wedding photography, is to go through your budget and trim off some $$ from other areas such as the flowers or the dj, etc. If you do this, before you know it you may find that you now have an extra 1k or 2k to put towards your wedding photography.

Hope this helps.

Best wishes,
Tod

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our photographer costs are going to be the single most expensive part of our wedding! i was actually debating just this morning to up the package i currently want..but h2b warned me it is getting out of hand! boo hoooo!lol

 

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Our photographer is also the most expensive part of the wedding. Photos (and video) will be all you have to remember the day so IMO it is worth splurging on.

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I agree with the pp, our photographer is the most expensive thing about our wedding and IMO well worth the money. It was the one thing I knew we would splurge on because our pictures are all we'll have when we are old and gray and our memories start to fade. lol Good luck finding what you're looking for.

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