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Newbie October 2023 Ontario

Photography pricing

Sarah, on April 15, 2022 at 13:51 Posted in Plan a wedding 0 19

What is everyone finding in terms of cost for photography? average pricing. Got quoted $1900 and it includes (getting ready, ceremony, photo session, reception but dinner only).


Latest activity by Danielle, on May 12, 2022 at 00:06
  • Danielle
    Featured April 2022 Ontario
    Danielle ·
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    Newly married on April 29th! We paid $4000 before taxes for two shooters for eight hours and it was beyond worth it - If you're going to splurge on anything, splurge on photos. It's true what they say, the entire day goes by in a blur for the bride and groom so trust me, you want some awesome shots to look back on. I already look at our preview photos in awe - They feel like we're in a magazine and it's hard to choose a favourite!

    Side note: Biggest recommendation is not to do less than eight hours if you can afford to have more hours in the budget - Unless you have a very short wedding. We had originally booked six hours and I'm SO glad we added two more hours right before the wedding. The six definitely would not have been enough and I can't even begin to imagine how rushed we would have felt with two less hours - It was hard enough to get everything into eight, and even then, we had to go without some shots.

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  • Derek
    Frequent user September 2022 Alberta
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    We have paid about $2000 for ours. That gave us 8 hours coverage so it includes getting ready, the ceremony and at least part of the reception in addition to the formal portraits after the ceremony. We also get 2 photographers (husband & wife team), engagement session, and professional editing/downloads of photos.
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  • Sarah
    Beginner May 2023 Quebec
    Sarah ·
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    I find that sounds like a pretty good quote also! Smiley smile
    My only suggestion would be to make sure that the time they offer allows for the coverage of all the things that are really important to you. For example, if you're planning to do the cutting of the cake, then it would be sad for your photographer to time-out and leave before you have the chance to do that.

    Some photographers have overtime fees, so I would suggest looking into that Smiley smile

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  • Yami
    Frequent user October 2022 Ontario
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    My photographer quoted us $2,200 for 6 hours of coverage including the engagement shoot.
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  • Farrah
    Curious April 2023 British Columbia
    Farrah ·
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    I'm paying $3500 for photography - a team of 2 for 8 hours. I was willing to splurge on photography more than anything else!

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  • Rachay
    Curious August 2022 Ontario
    Rachay ·
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    My photographer quoted $1500 for 2 photographers and 8 hours (keep in mind she is also a family friend), so feel like I lucked out. It is also a good way to give exposure to their talents and support their business.

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  • Luanne
    Beginner January 2023 British Columbia
    Luanne ·
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    We had a set budget for a photographer and got a package for 7 hrs at $1000, including engagement photos!

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  • P
    Newbie July 2022 British Columbia
    Pam ·
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    Sounds like a great quote!

    We are getting one photographer (8 hrs) for $2000 this coming summer!

    Don't forget to go through "what matters the most for you" with your photographer prior to the big day! a reminder for myself too, cuz we only have 1 photographer, he has to capture the moments for us. Smiley smile

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  • Rebecca
    Beginner August 2023 Nova Scotia
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    That's a great price! Photography was my fiancé's highest priority so we splurged and got two photographers for 12 hours for $2800. Thank goodness they are local and don't need travel fees!
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  • Hailey
    Featured June 2022 British Columbia
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    That is a good price!!! I lucked out as a coworker does photography and Gave us a deal so pretty much majority of thr wedding(9 hours over 500 photos 2 photographers and the clips of the footage for videos/ and wedding movie) photos and video for 1400.

    I would go with that quote if it works within your budget!!
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  • Tunisha
    Featured October 2021 Ontario
    Tunisha ·
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    That’s an amazing price Sarah!!
    Some photographers are about $3000 and up for all that’s on your list.
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  • Vinod
    Featured August 2017 Ontario
    Vinod ·
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    Your price quoted isn't bad and a fair one too from what we paid for everything with our photographer for $1300 in 2017. I know most photographers would raise their prices drastically during the covid years.

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  • Malyssa
    Featured October 2022 Alberta
    Malyssa ·
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    That seems to be on a lower end from what I have seen. But definitely a great deal!

    I was quoted between $1000 and $5000 and all depends on the amount of time.

    We lucked out finding a "newer to weddings" photographer so we snagged a deal of $1000 for full day (and even so - she has since raised her prices since we booked), but when I asked my bestie what she paid (back in 2018) it was around $2k but no get ready shots (so she probably paid for 6 or 7 hours)

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  • N
    Curious June 2023 Ontario
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    That’s amazing we’re paying $10,000 for our engagement photos, and wedding day from getting ready to the end
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  • Carmel
    Featured December 2020 Ontario
    Carmel ·
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    That sounds like 6-8 hours? That's a great price. Everyone we liked (style wise) was 4k+ for 8 hours and we thought we needed 12. We ended up finding the perfect duo who were positive they only needed 11 hours for what we wanted (tail end of getting ready until midnight countdown) and totalled just under 4k including a engagement shoot. This was locked in in 2019.
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  • Liberty
    Featured May 2022 Alberta
    Liberty ·
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    When I was looking for our photographer the majority of ones we reached out to were in the $**** range. We lucked out and found a newer photograher for $1200 and her work is amazing!
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    Featured October 2023 Ontario
    KELLY ·
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    It depends what’s included ie: engagement shoot; photos in an album or USB; how many shooters and how many hours. We are paying $1500 for 500 photos professional retouched on USB, 2 shooters and 8 hours (2-10)
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  • Amanda
    Featured August 2022 British Columbia
    Amanda ·
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    We're paying $2500 for 12 hours 2 shooters 500 photos a usb and a photo book and engagement shoot if we wanted
    $1900 isn't bad at all in my opinion!
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  • Alyx
    Featured September 2022 Alberta
    Alyx ·
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    When I was looking all I could find for the kind of photography I liked was a 3000 minimum, so my grandma suggested her friends son who is trying to build his portfolio. He gave us a discount and we are paying 1300 for engagement photos, videographer and they are hired for 10am to 9pm

    I don’t think 1900 is too bad ! That’s pretty good in my opinion!
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