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#1 1elephant

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    Posted 23 August 2007 - 08:52 AM

    so i know this is a difficult question b/c we all live in different parts of the country, but what is a good price for BD pics? what do they include (hair/makeup)?

    i've gotten 3 quotes so far, all between $300-600, and have looked at other places that charge up to $1500/session!

    i'd really like to do these, but don't want to spend TOO much....

    thanks!!!

    #2 PaulaV

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      Posted 23 August 2007 - 08:57 AM

      Good morning Lauren!

      Here is one quote I was given by a local photographer:

      Sessions are $400 ($350 with a wedding booking) and include $50 print
      credit. With a pillow book, the session is $700 (or $650 with a
      wedding booking.) Make up is included, as is a bit of hairstyling.

      I am going to meet her and see the 'pillowbook' she is talking about, where the pictures are taken, etc.

      #3 PaulaV

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        Posted 23 August 2007 - 09:04 AM

        Oh and she added this too:

        The pillow book is like a coffee table book. It's 5x5, hardcover with
        a custom designed cover, dustjacket (with the same picture as the
        cover), and a little black slipbox with your name on it (or a little
        phrase.) The books are usually 20 - 30 pages long, depending on the
        design. It takes 4-6 weeks to publish the book, so all in all, about 8
        weeks after you give me your selections. A disc of images is not
        included with the session, but can be purchased for $400.


        I don't know if it is too much or not. She is an excellent photographer from what I see in on her website.

        #4 MsShelley

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          Posted 23 August 2007 - 09:09 AM

          I got the $350 for your session and $45 per photo, so a book she said will cost $2-3,000!! wtf?? I will keep looking....

          #5 StephanieMN

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            Posted 23 August 2007 - 09:12 AM

            I really lucked out and found a girl ( same one who did our engagement photos) who is new to BD pictures so she needs to build her portfolio. She is charging me $50 for the session and her prices are very good for reprints. I am not sure what we would do about a photobook of them. I will contact her.

            #6 starchild

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              Posted 23 August 2007 - 09:17 AM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by beachbride
              I got the $350 for your session and $45 per photo, so a book she said will cost $2-3,000!! wtf?? I will keep looking....
              That book better be so hot it vibrates! J/k I'm sure they're artistic and stunning and all that, it's just a good chunk of money!

              #7 MsShelley

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                Posted 23 August 2007 - 09:30 AM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by starchild
                That book better be so hot it vibrates! J/k I'm sure they're artistic and stunning and all that, it's just a good chunk of money!
                yeah, it better stimulate my new husband for me.. lol j/k... I know, I am not spending that kind of money, especially before the wedding..

                #8 Jenn

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                  Posted 23 August 2007 - 09:32 AM

                  Anyone priced bd photos in the Philly area or know a photographer?

                  #9 leigh miller

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                    Posted 23 August 2007 - 09:53 AM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by Hopels
                    Anyone priced bd photos in the Philly area or know a photographer?
                    boudoirphotographers.net and i have a good friend whos a great photographer - nicole polk. Nicole Polk Weddings and Polk A Dot Portraits im not sure if she does boudoir or not but her work is great. give her a call.

                    just as a reference my sessions start at $500-$750 - with a print credit. digital negatives, albums, etc.... are extra. but im in CA and prices vary across the country. and even within a region.

                    #10 -Kate-

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                      Posted 23 August 2007 - 10:06 AM

                      My session fee was $150 and the cheapest book is about $350 for 20 - 30 pgs.




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