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How much did you pay for your wedding photographer?

  1. Rangerwife profile image55
    Rangerwifeposted 8 years ago

    For those of you that are married, how much did you pay for your wedding photographer and what was included in the package.  Also, where was the wedding located?

    1. EngagementRing profile image68
      EngagementRingposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I looked on Craigslist and got an amazing photographer for $500. He gave me the photographs and I had to have them edited separately, but I also paid very little for that. There are tons of photographers that need work in this economy and you don't need to go with anything fancy. The real money was spent on my wedding venue which was the Four Seasons.

    2. MiSposo profile image57
      MiSposoposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Being in the business myself, I had one of my assistants take the photos at my wedding, so it didn't cost me anything. The thing is that most people look for a wedding photographer almost exclusively by the price and this is potentially a recipe for disaster.
      Remember that the photographs are going to be the only thing left to you after the day will be gone and you want them to be nice. I wrote an extensive article on cheap wedding photographers and I hope this will help somewhat: http://www.misposo.com/How-to-Choose/Ch … ographers/

      Please don't hesitate to ask, should you have some questions.


  2. Frugal Fanny profile image54
    Frugal Fannyposted 8 years ago

    I'm divorced now, but when I got married, my police-woman sister took our photos with the camera they use for crime scenes.  Fitting, as it turned out! lol

    1. h.a.borcich profile image60
      h.a.borcichposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Oh, my! She should've been my photographer, too! Be well smile

    2. Rayalternately profile image60
      Rayalternatelyposted 8 years agoin reply to this


  3. Bail Up ! profile image70
    Bail Up !posted 8 years ago

    For my daughters wedding we paid $2500. It was a beach wedding in Ft. Myers Beach. I wrote a hub on it if you care to look at some of the pics and packages. Many people took their cameras and took great pictures too.

  4. H.C Porter profile image83
    H.C Porterposted 8 years ago

    $0.00-  but that is only because I am a photographer and have lots of photographer friends that owed me favors smile
    I recieved a DVD with a slideshow of photographs and a jump drive with all pictures taken.
    Location- San Antonio Texas

  5. ddsurfsca profile image75
    ddsurfscaposted 8 years ago

    This is what my youngest son does for a living, and I have no idea what he charges, but you can find out by going to www.sportsshooter.com/mikeburley, and you can even see some of his past work.

  6. Stimp profile image74
    Stimpposted 8 years ago

    $150....which was $100 per hour and I hired her for 1.5 hours.  She gave us all the proofs and we could do with them as we pleased. Thankfully, I never had any of them made larger because we divorced.

  7. kezan98 profile image61
    kezan98posted 8 years ago

    £700 which we got knocked down from £1500, this included photos of the wedding and reception, photo's on cd, a calendar and a hard back photo album created in Italy.

  8. Vicki99 profile image77
    Vicki99posted 8 years ago

    Married on a shoestring budget. We gave guests disposable cameras for candid shots, some of which were awesome. My cousin took photos using her digital camera for free. We had beautiful pictures for nothing. Married in San Diego in a park setting.

  9. gracenotes profile image91
    gracenotesposted 8 years ago

    In 2000, in Texas, I paid $900 for my wedding photography.  But I opted to use the photographer's apprentice, who was working cheaper.  Most likely the owner of the company would have charged nearly $1800 - $2000, as I remember it.

    My pictures were fine.  How expensive you want to go is up to you.

    If I had been married in a fantastic church with lots of stained glass windows and beautiful picture spots in gardens, I would have gone with the best.  But, as it was, our church, though nice, did not have any fantastic photography potential.

  10. blondepoet profile image72
    blondepoetposted 8 years ago

    I have heard you can save big dollars if you have a good mobile phone with a camera attached.

    1. Misha profile image77
      Mishaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You will laugh at me, but this is exactly what we did on my last wedding big_smile

  11. profile image49
    albanynydjposted 8 years ago

    Remember, your wedding is a once in a lifetime experience!  Professional photographers, like DJ's don't come all that inexpensively... but unfortunately you tend to get what you pay for!

    You don't want any mistakes with the pictures or the music!

    A good idea is still to have disposable digital cameras on the tables of the reception.  That way each table can take pictures and you'll have some great unexpected shots that the professional photographer may not have been able to get.

  12. fiona_33 profile image56
    fiona_33posted 8 years ago

    I paid $1200 and I was really pleased with the photographs. But if you know someone who will do it for free, then all the better. Weddings are getting so expensive so the more ways you can cut costs the better.

  13. kerryg profile image88
    kerrygposted 8 years ago

    My sister and brother both took photography classes and are pretty good, so I had them do the portraits and we also put disposable cameras on the tables for guests to use. We ended up with some really good candids that way, and also some "art shots"  taken by my husband's then-5 year old nephew. smile

    My sister also did the photo album.

  14. freecampingaussie profile image61
    freecampingaussieposted 7 years ago

    Last year I paid $50 to be picked up in a convertable , driven to the wedding on the beach  & have the photos taken on our camera card !!

  15. Donna Janelle profile image72
    Donna Janelleposted 7 years ago

    I got married in Oklahoma, and we paid $650 for our photographer. He was running a special at the time, and the price included bridal, engagement, and wedding photos. He edited the pictures and gave us the CDs, so we did have to print them out ourselves, but I actually prefer it that way. smile

  16. Loveslove profile image58
    Lovesloveposted 7 years ago

    My daughter and her fiance booked their own Videographer and photographer for their wedding in sept 2009 ,I beleive the cost was £1200 ,that included a DVD from getting ready to the first dance at the reception ,so 10 hrs photography and filming ,the results are stunning !!
    The venue was our local Parish Church and a stately home in the country for the wedding breakfast.

  17. profile image43
    johnandjennyposted 7 years ago

    We got the best deal on a seattle wedding photogrpahers here: www.yourweddingphotographer.com , wedding photographers for any budget pretty much

  18. habee profile image93
    habeeposted 7 years ago

    I got married the first time in a church, and I think the photographer was around $500. But that was over 30 years ago.

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    BettyUriegasposted 5 years ago

    san diego wedding photography: Our philosophy is to be among the best in what we do. Not because we want to prove ourselves to  someone but because that is the only way to make our job even more interesting and exiting than it already is. We want to document your memories for all time because it will remain an eternal proof of our creative work and your emotionally important moment in life. Visit: http://www.dinelaphotography.com/

  20. freecampingaussie profile image61
    freecampingaussieposted 5 years ago

    We paid $50 which included a ride for me in a convertable to the beach about 3 years ago!