Jenni
Newbie August 2020 British Columbia

How much did you spend on photography?

Jenni, on August 11, 2019 at 23:17 Posted in Plan a wedding
I’m having a budget for $20k for the wedding. Most of the photography packages I find are around $3k-$4.5k range. Photography is super important to me, so I don’t mind paying abit more for it. But my fiancé thinks that’s way too much. I also want videography, but that’s another $3k at least.
How much do u guys spend on photography. And how much was ur wedding budget?
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  • Ashley
    Featured August 2020 Ontario
    Ashley ·
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    Email some cheaper photographers and ask them for a base package or custom your own package. If you skip all the added stuff ie wedding albums and albums for your parents etc you can cut down the cost. also you can ask the companies for a junior photographer

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  • A
    Newbie December 2019 Alberta
    Alanna ·
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    Our budget is also 20K. I had similar findings for the price range in photography I found. I will say, this was the one thing I found myself being a little crazy over. By no means am I a photographer, however I do have a nice camera that I do okay with. For that reason, I found myself feeling disappointed by many photographers that were in our initial price range. I had grossly underestimated what this would cost and as a result could only afford newer, less experienced photographers. In the end, we decided to spend about $3200 on our photographer who I am thrilled with. We managed to cut costs elsewhere (food, decorations, etc...) My thinking was, this is one meal in everyone's lives. It's 1 photo to have an extravagant wedding cake (we are skipping it altogether) and maybe 1 photo of what the guests' tables look like. The photos of us are what we will have forever, and that's what will be hanging on our wall.


    Good luck!

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  • Emily
    Devoted October 2020 Ontario
    Emily ·
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    Photography is worth the money if you have the budget (& you do!) but I’ve never thought of videography really because I don’t think I’ll go back and watch a video as much as looking at my photos. Maybe you could hire the videographer for a smaller amount of time or just the ceremony or something to not make as much impact on the budget?☺️
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  • Steph
    Devoted October 2020 Ontario
    Steph ·
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    Our wedding budget is 30K for the parts we're paying for (everything except invites, cake and my dress as those are a gift from my mom 😊). Our budget for photo&video was 5K total between the two, our photo is just under 2000 and the videographer we're looking into is coming out to about 3000 or potentially less 🤞

    We're looking into Fresh Canadian Content for video and I think they potentially travel out west (I'm just above Toronto), in case you want to look into them. Good luck! 😁
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  • Denise
    Newbie September 2020 Ontario
    Denise ·
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    Mirror Form Photography is great! She has a bunch a packages ranging in price, to fit all budgets ! She’s such a phenomenal photographer! Especially if you like things a little more artsy!
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  • Katrin
    Frequent user September 2019 Ontario
    Katrin ·
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    I used Rob Lloyd for my photos. He's a star. I think he costs about $1800 and he's everyone we could have dreamed of! Here's his website: https://roblloyd.ca/

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  • M
    Newbie May 2020 Alberta
    MariaJake ·
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    Atmosphere Photography and Living the Dream Event Rentals for videography. They were at out friends wedding 4 weeks ago and they have all the footage/ photos back already ans they are BEAUTIFUL

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  • Tegan
    Newbie October 2021 Ontario
    Tegan ·
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    We're hoping to spend ~2k for photography. We've potentially found someone who is just getting started in the business, but has great reviews, so here's hoping that works out!

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  • Sarah
    Devoted August 2020 Ontario
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    Yurko Photography! We just did our engagement photo session last night. She is excellent
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  • Bianca
    Master August 2019 Ontario
    Bianca ·
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    We spent $3000 (plus we had to pay for her meal!), but I don’t regret it for a second. She does beautiful work, is extremely professional, made us feel comfortable, and I’m confident in the quality of photographs ☺️

    You need to ultimately go with your gut since I’ve heard so many horror stories about the photographer being garbage (within any price range).
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  • Rachel-Anne
    Curious June 2020 Ontario
    Rachel-Anne ·
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    Melissa Jane photography
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  • A
    Devoted October 2019 Ontario
    Amanda ·
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    Erin Medeiros Photography, she is out of cambridge
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  • Anne-Marie
    Newbie August 2020 Ontario
    Anne-Marie ·
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    Mind sharing who you went with?! Smiley smile Thanks!

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  • Anne-Marie
    Newbie August 2020 Ontario
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    Hey! who are you going with?

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  • Anne-Marie
    Newbie August 2020 Ontario
    Anne-Marie ·
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    Hey Amanda -- would you mind sharing the name?

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  • Sarah
    Devoted August 2020 British Columbia
    Sarah ·
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    We are paying under $800 for all day because we booked a DJ/photographer duo.I would love to say our budget is $13,000 but I honestly have no clue as I have picked stuff up here and there.I am guessing I’m under that budget right now but I won’t know for sure until after we say I do next year lol.
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