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Old 11-26-2012, 09:49 AM   #11
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The ones on CL are likely "fauxtographers." They are as I described above, the ones who buy a DSLR and go into bizzzzness within a month.
Yes exactly! Lol. It's like me with a fancy camera. Sure, I'd manage a couple good shots. But I have no idea what I'm doing. When I "edit," I just push buttons until it looks decent. Haha. So yeah, definitely don't want to pay $200 for that.

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Old 11-26-2012, 09:51 AM   #12
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Re: Is this price reasonable?

That's a high end price, but a quick glance at the website it looks like high end work. So if that's what you want and you have the money for it, it seems reasonable.
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:52 AM   #13
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With the pics on the CD I would say that's about right.

We payed about $250 for a family shoot but without the pics included and spent about $250 on pics and the CD.

Just make sure you see her portfolio and like her style!!!
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:59 AM   #14
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That's a high end price, but a quick glance at the website it looks like high end work. So if that's what you want and you have the money for it, it seems reasonable.


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Yes, no craigslist!! That seems high...BUT, she does have a very nice portfolio. That is a plus she is editing for you, but how many useable photos does she expect to have on the CD? (Especially with 1 hour). I would shop around a bit more! Do a google search...family photographers San Diego....see what you come up with. A good indicator of work quality is the quality of their website. I did a search myself and found several quality sites for a better price. That way, you can have more leverage to splurge on getting the photos mounted and framed because that is not cheap either!

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Re: Is this price reasonable?

I've seen some beautiful work done by the kids at the arts college....for little more that cost...

It isn't bad for a reputable photographer though.
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Ours is $150 for sitting plus pictures, which are not cheap but its because of the materials used. That is about average in my area.
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:30 AM   #18
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Are they releasing rights on the portraits on the disc? If so, I would think that was a really good price since I have heard that that can be very expensive. If their total fee is for the session and the CD with rights released, I would say that is a very good price.

I didn't think photographers released the CDs often though. Maybe it varies by region.
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Hi - She has beautiful photos on her blog. Oh.my.goodness, could that first wedding be any cuter!? I do think it's reasonable, esp. since you are getting the cd. When I was looking for a newborn photographer, I came across a great one who was charging a set fee (don't remember how much), plus $1600 for one image, $1800 if you buy 2 and so on. That, to me, is unreasonable!
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Are they releasing rights on the portraits on the disc? If so, I would think that was a really good price since I have heard that that can be very expensive. If their total fee is for the session and the CD with rights released, I would say that is a very good price.

I didn't think photographers released the CDs often though. Maybe it varies by region.
Yes, releasing all rights so I can print my own pictures.
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