Business of Photography/Videography / Re: Whats the going rate for a decent quality wedding photographer.« on: April 24, 2014, 09:15:35 AM »
My wedding photographer is 8 hours, 800 edited pictures that I have full rights to have printed as I choose, 2 shooters and a printed book (about 50 photos) for $2000. He has done two different weddings I/my fiancé have been in and he does excellent work. One of them was even cheaper because he was a preferred vendor for the location.
I'm in New England so not exactly a cheap area of the US.
Honestly, that hardly even seems worth it.
That's $2.50 per picture.
Is the "8 hours" total time (event + editing) or just event?
It isn't a per picture price, it is an hourly rate of $250. Deduct the actual costs, a 25 page book for $200 (you can get them for less than half that too) and farmed out RAW editing for $250 (or do it yourself for the time, batch processing is a snap) and you are looking at $193.75 an hour. I am sorry but that is good money.