My fiancé and I got engaged last year but are doing most of the planning this year to get married next year. I want to get a formal engagement shoot done this summer to use for all the wedding stationery. My photographer is already booked but I have no idea where to do the shoot at a reasonable price.
We're aiming for a garden/floral/heavy nature-inspired theme, with a hint of glamour. Places I've reached out to like Casa Loma and Royal Ambassador Banquet have quoted me $900 and $750 respectively just do be there for ONE HOUR to do the engagement shoot. There's no way this is normal right? I've heard all about the "wedding industry price gouging" but this feels crazy to me. Humber Arboretum charges $200 for 2 hours which is more reasonable but I still want to explore with other vendors since they don't have quite the look we're going for.
Please let me know where you did your shoot in the GTA and the prices, just in case I'm being delusional and these prices are actually reasonable!