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Boudoir photography and pricing...

Lindsey, on March 22, 2021 at 7:51 PM Posted in Community Conversations 0 6
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I was looking into possibly doing a boudoir shoot as a gift for my fiancé but I didn’t realize how expensive it is... I live in a smaller town and found one great photographer but you have to pay $400 up front just to book the appointment, from the way the brief information on her website sounded it costs more than that for the session, AND you have to pay for the images per image ?! If you’ve done this before how much did you have to pay?

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Latest activity by Leonardia, on March 24, 2021 at 5:09 PM
  • Michelle
    Rockstar December 2022
    Michelle Online ·
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    You should not have to pay to book a session. Paying per image is a scam. Keep looking on Thumbtack.com, Instagram or Yelp. Contact photographers in your area or branch out to a larger city close by. Price depends on your location because this is an international firum. Get detailed priced quotes from all photographers before you decide.

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  • Michelle
    Master April 2021
    Michelle ·
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    That’s crazy! I just did one & paid $250. I did my own hair & makeup so she didn’t charge me for that. It’s a coworker that is starting up her business & she’s awesome! That $250 included the album plus a thumb drive of all the pics.
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    Lisa ·
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    Boudoir photography is highly specialized. If you like this photographer’s gallery and they are within budget, I would not consider thumbtack or a cheaper route. This is not the time to go cheap.
    It is also not unusual to pay up front and then pay per image. Research and ask questions. If you are working with an established professional, information will be readily available and your questions answered.
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    Master January 2019
    Cassidy ·
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    I found a Groupon for a shoot. I don’t remember how much it was, less than $50, and it included 2 5x7 prints. I then ordered 5 more 4x6 for like $150.
    It was an hr shoot and I got 3 outfits.
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  • Mrs.a
    Master October 2021
    Mrs.a ·
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    Same! There’s more involved in boudoir photography that adds to the expense such as renting a space, hair & makeup and will they have wardrobe pieces?
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  • Leonardia
    Dedicated June 2021
    Leonardia ·
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    I booked mine and it is $425 total. I did have to pay a retainer of 50%, which I feel is normal so they know you'll actually show up Smiley smile My price includes hair, makeup, the space we are using, a photo album and 1.5 hours of photo time. I would keep looking around but I will say pricing will definitely depend on what they are providing!

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