Wedding photography...a license to print $$$$$$ ????

Discussion in 'The Bar' started by Sharrack1, Jun 15, 2014.

  1. Sharrack1

    Sharrack1 Well-Known Member VIP

    Reputations:
    -2,258
    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2014
    Messages:
    902
    Likes Received:
    849
    You gotta laugh......my girl just got back from a bridal expo and the photography prices range from 995.00-4,000 for the same service.:c:c:c

    of course.....the $4,000 company are people we know!:dontknow:
     
  2. zingger

    zingger I'm Judging You

    Reputations:
    -56,166
    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2010
    Messages:
    30,263
    Likes Received:
    5,486
    K thanks.
     
  3. gwartney

    gwartney Is there gas in the car? VIP

    Reputations:
    13,524
    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2010
    Messages:
    46,257
    Likes Received:
    19,003
    I'll come and do it for half that if I can find enough Polaroid film.
     
  4. Schmoopy

    Schmoopy Shit Mult Hunter Gold

    Reputations:
    16,733
    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2010
    Messages:
    215,901
    Likes Received:
    42,186
    [​IMG]
     
  5. beatlejaws

    beatlejaws nowhere poster

    Reputations:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    54,251
    Likes Received:
    5,623
    :lol:
     
  6. zingger

    zingger I'm Judging You

    Reputations:
    -56,166
    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2010
    Messages:
    30,263
    Likes Received:
    5,486
    :lol:
     
  7. zingger

    zingger I'm Judging You

    Reputations:
    -56,166
    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2010
    Messages:
    30,263
    Likes Received:
    5,486
  8. Diogenes1

    Diogenes1 VIP Extreme Gold

    Reputations:
    3
    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2012
    Messages:
    17,166
    Likes Received:
    986
    That's a lot of money for photos that look the same as everybody else's . ..
     
  9. VeeB

    VeeB I have a Full Member VIP

    Reputations:
    21,554
    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2012
    Messages:
    19,646
    Likes Received:
    20,050
    Don't go cheap on the photographer. Bad pictures can fuck up the whole day. Someone charging $995.00 for an entire day of wedding photography could very well be some schmuck who got a nice DSLR for their birthday last year. Lots of fauxtographers out there.
     
  10. Mlaw

    Mlaw Quite Contrarian VIP Gold

    Reputations:
    107,924
    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2010
    Messages:
    62,711
    Likes Received:
    28,271
    My nephew is spending about $2500, that's the whole day, getting ready, first look and the wedding. They decided not to video everything, just the ceremony. I'm with Veeb, a great photographer is important, but you don't have to spend a king's ransom
     
  11. gwartney

    gwartney Is there gas in the car? VIP

    Reputations:
    13,524
    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2010
    Messages:
    46,257
    Likes Received:
    19,003
    I would look at their work before skipping over them because they are cheaper. There are some starving photographers out there.
     
  12. Nantrax

    Nantrax Well-Known Member VIP Gold

    Reputations:
    0
    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2011
    Messages:
    28,041
    Likes Received:
    889
    Get me some quality time with the bride's maids and i'll take pics for cheap.
     
  13. zingger

    zingger I'm Judging You

    Reputations:
    -56,166
    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2010
    Messages:
    30,263
    Likes Received:
    5,486
    I'll do it for a sandwich :grad:
     
  14. Mlaw

    Mlaw Quite Contrarian VIP Gold

    Reputations:
    107,924
    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2010
    Messages:
    62,711
    Likes Received:
    28,271
    stay away from the expos and bridal shows. Get referrals. Start with one vendor you know is great. Then ask them for recommendations. Also, once you pick the venue, look at photos from weddings there. Check out the photographers that have worked at the venue, are familiar with it and make the best of the location
     
  15. Shamrock12

    Shamrock12 Bouncy... Bouncy...

    Reputations:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2012
    Messages:
    6,692
    Likes Received:
    3,962
    Agreed 100%... spend the cash on the honey moon, the DJ and the photographer... everything else is w/e
     
  16. larryluncg

    larryluncg Empty VIP

    Reputations:
    21,348
    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2012
    Messages:
    12,344
    Likes Received:
    10,544
    Wedding photos are overrated. My first wedding album went into the trash
     
  17. gwartney

    gwartney Is there gas in the car? VIP

    Reputations:
    13,524
    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2010
    Messages:
    46,257
    Likes Received:
    19,003
    Save yourself a fortune. Don't get married, fool.
     
  18. TripTo My Taint

    TripTo My Taint Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2010
    Messages:
    5,711
    Likes Received:
    359



    This.

    You get what you pay for. That said, and considering divorce rates, the chances of any couple giving a shit about wedding pictures 10 years down the road are @ 50%, but just in case, don't cheap out.
     
  19. newcastlefan

    newcastlefan גֵּרְשֹׁם VIP

    Reputations:
    23,589
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2011
    Messages:
    66,337
    Likes Received:
    24,915
    "some"? more like most.
     
  20. TripTo My Taint

    TripTo My Taint Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2010
    Messages:
    5,711
    Likes Received:
    359


    A friend's husband photographs stillborn babies, posed in natural, sleeping-type poses. There is a catharsis for parents of these babies in the photography, although it takes quite a toll on the photographers, posing dead babies with flowers and stuff. I'm certain weddings are much easier to cut out and leave their work behind...even the difficult ones.