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#1 isa2214

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    Posted 26 October 2009 - 04:03 PM

    Since being on a budget, I was really wondering about the price for a professional photographer. I would like to know how much you paid for your photographer and what your package included.

    Thanks for sharing....

    #2 eec129

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      Posted 26 October 2009 - 04:09 PM

      Mine will be $1200 plus the day pass. That includes 3 hours and all of our images on a CD. Yay!
      44 booked plus bride and groom!


      #3 Melidell

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        Posted 26 October 2009 - 04:13 PM

        Well, without going into exact pricing I paid travel/accommodations which I was fortunate enough to be able to split with two other brides, plus a (greatly reduced from her usual) fee for her services. It came out to less than $1500 all together, however sharing the travel expenses helped a lot. I'm getting a full day of wedding coverage, prints on DVD and an extra TTD shoot. I shopped it around, and found that you could easily pay thousands, though, depending on who you book.
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        #4 amandseth

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          Posted 26 October 2009 - 04:32 PM

          I also was able to find BDW brides who were willing to share the expense! I'm getting 8 hours (5 on the wedding day and 3 for TTD the next day) for under $1300, and that includes a CD with edited images. :)

          Shop around, find a few options and let them know what your budget is. Some photographers will lower their price for the opportunity and holiday.
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          #5 alkoch

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            Posted 26 October 2009 - 04:46 PM

            This is a great thread! I wanted to know the same thing a few months ago!!

            I am paying for my photog's travel and half of her second shooter's (her FI) travel & stay. It includes our engagement shoot & a cd of all the pics taken, my BD shoot and all the pics, full coverage on the wedding day by both of them and our TTD.

            She is GREAT to work with and she is moving to Hawaii so if you either live in Illinois or are getting married in Hawaii I totally recommend her!
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            #6 itsfinallyhere

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              Posted 26 October 2009 - 06:19 PM

              I am paying for my photographers travel expenses to cover the cost of her doing the wedding. She will shoot all day and also do a ttd, and take some causal photos of everyone throughout the week. I will have to pay extra for any photos I order, but she will give be a CD with all the prints. As an added bonus a friend of hers is also joining us and will also do photos of the big day. Her services will be free as she wants to start doing DW. She will also give me a CD of all the photos, so if I want any to order I can!

              #7 *Meagan*

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                Posted 26 October 2009 - 06:29 PM

                We are paying around $3950. That includes wedding day, trash the dress, and boudoir shoots.

                That also includes all images/high res disks and one album for each shoot, so three albums total.

                We did not have to pay travel fees because they are on the island. Which worked out great for us.

                #8 TheFutureMrs.Sears

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                  Posted 26 October 2009 - 06:31 PM

                  It definitely depends on what you want and what is in your budget. You should shop around and see what works best for you. I'm using photosouvenir and they have different price points depending on how many hours you want to book them for. So again it depends on how many hours you want them for, if you want a TTD session, do you want a videographer..things like that.

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                  #9 TATrisha


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                  Posted 27 October 2009 - 03:39 PM

                  I paid around $2500 I believe. I flew him in from Seattle for four nights. I got the rehearsal dinner, wedding day, and trash the dress sessions... all unlimited shooting. in the end I got a book of images, a dvd slideshow, and a disc of all the images. GREAT deal!


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                  #10 ~Jessica~

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                    Posted 27 October 2009 - 03:44 PM

                    We are paying $1500 for 7 hours of shooting, a dvd of 600-800 images, a TTD session the next day and his flight down to PV.

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