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I am starting to research BD photogs, as I need to have mine done in April. I'm really confused about how much is "normal" to charge for a 1-2 hour session. The photog I'm looking at right now is charging $700 ON SALE. censored.gif That just seems like a TON of money...and that doesn't even include a book - you just get the rights to the digital pictures! Could you guys please post how much you paid for your whole BD experience (how much the photographer charged, how much it was to buy a BD book from them, or how much it cost to make your own, etc.)?

 

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I haven't gotten a price yet from my photographer. I called her today and I will post it on here when she calls me back. I am thinking it will be less than $700 including the book. $700 seems like a lot for the BD pics, especially if you aren't getting the book included in that price.

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WOW that seems super high and is crazy high compared to the $300 that I paid for mine with Sea Glass Photography - Wedding, Family, Fashion, and Commercial Photography in New England . Tess was AWESOME and I couldn't be happier with my photos... 2 other girls from the forum have gone to Tess too that I know of. For the $300 I was with Tess for over 2 hrs, changed 6 times, with over 200 photos taken, this also included my book with a disk of everything shot.

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Some of us are doing a group session, so we're only paying $150 for the session and pics. We're all paying an additional $100 for hair and make-up. I'm doing the book on my own since it's a lot cheaper than paying an additional $150.

 

Her non-group/normal price for the session and pics is $250.

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Look around, I'm sure you can find somebody for a lot less. As with wedding photography, obviously if you go to the best you are going to pay that price. You don't necessarily have to go to a self-proclaimed boudoir photographer, if you do you will pay more (just like I didn't use a "destination wedding photographer" and I saved a lot of money that way).

 

And you can easily make your book yourself from mypublisher for under 100$.

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A group of us in NY are doing a group BD session for $400 which includes hair/makeup, room up to $150 and a book with 20 pics, etc...

I know in my area, they are fairly expensive so $700 doesn't seem bad to me.

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I feel like I paid a lot for mine but the cost included a lot of stuff. It was just over $600 for:

3 Hours

Unlimited Outfits

Makeup/Hair

Fee for B&B where the photos were done (my choice)

16x20 canvas wrap

40 images in a Diva Album (photobook)

20 4x6 images in a Brag Book

1 8x10

2 5x7

4 Wallets

All images in high-res on a disc

Custom Card

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I got a great deal on mine b/c it was her first BD shoot. $150 I think for the shoot and the book. But I know that price is NOT the norm. I basically paid for the book and the shoot was almost free I would think.

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Originally Posted by KatyKo View Post
I feel like I paid a lot for mine but the cost included a lot of stuff. It was just over $600 for:
3 Hours
Unlimited Outfits
Makeup/Hair
Fee for B&B where the photos were done (my choice)
16x20 canvas wrap
40 images in a Diva Album (photobook)
20 4x6 images in a Brag Book
1 8x10
2 5x7
4 Wallets
All images in high-res on a disc
Custom Card
WOW - that is a fantastic price for all that you had included! You racked up - and I remember your pics - they were HOT!!!

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I just talked to my photographer. She has done photography for years, but never a BD shoot. She wants me to be her model to show other bride-to-be's who potentially want to do a BD shoot with her. I am so excited! She is paying for the posh hotel and all the pics. All I have to do is buy the hard back book (around $100).

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