Comments on: If a Picture is Worth a Thousand Words…What is the Conversion Rate into $USD? http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/if-a-picture-is-worth-a-thousand-wordswhat-is-the-conversion-rate-into-usd/ helping brides create beautiful weddings without breaking the bank Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:52:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: Denise http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/if-a-picture-is-worth-a-thousand-wordswhat-is-the-conversion-rate-into-usd/#comment-46138 Wed, 06 Mar 2013 04:05:46 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/?p=19215#comment-46138 If you can’t find a photographer you like within your price range, you might want to choose another area of your wedding where you feel can *give*. We originally anticipated an $800 budget for photography, but then our first choice ended up being $1,000. We then cut $200 out of our cake budget.

Negotiation isn’t a horrible idea, but if you really like this photographer and her price won’t go down, allocating other wedding dollars to it might not be a bad idea.

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By: Anna http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/if-a-picture-is-worth-a-thousand-wordswhat-is-the-conversion-rate-into-usd/#comment-46115 Tue, 05 Mar 2013 18:52:12 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/?p=19215#comment-46115 Speaking as a photographer, please remember also that the time we spend shooting a wedding is not the only work we do. I easily spend 50-80 hours, if not more, on each wedding I book. People expect us to have quality equipment ($10,000 at least) insurance, a studio space, a website, facebook page, twitter account, marketing pieces, blog features, ability to travel, personal advice and personal packaging, and want to be able to access us by email or phone or in person at least 10 times before the wedding day, not to mention the time put in after the actual wedding. I’m not saying there aren’t some great photographers out there who are currently cheap, but it is just not sustainable in the long run.

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By: Jenn http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/if-a-picture-is-worth-a-thousand-wordswhat-is-the-conversion-rate-into-usd/#comment-46114 Tue, 05 Mar 2013 18:22:24 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/?p=19215#comment-46114 I got a good deal on my photographer by booking really early! I managed to get 2012 rates (by booking the middle of last year) for a 2013 wedding, even though her advertised rates have actually increased about £200.

When I was researching I also saw a lot of photographers that would do smaller packages (ie 4 hours of shooting instead of all day), which can help save couples too!

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By: Renae http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/if-a-picture-is-worth-a-thousand-wordswhat-is-the-conversion-rate-into-usd/#comment-46112 Tue, 05 Mar 2013 17:39:47 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/?p=19215#comment-46112 Hi Ashley!

I’m an advocate of negotiating! Never take the sticker price. I’d suggest you telling any photog you meet with (that’s near your budget range) what you’re willing to pay and work out how they’d can get to or close to your number.

Every photog I contacted,would give me a number 2-3x’s out of my range, and I was up front and told them I couldn’t do 2k or even 3k, and would ask them what they can do to come down. And it worked! One shaved down 1k (but it was still too much).So definitely negotiate and ask for a custom photo pkg.

Also, sometimes you have to get creative about your search. For example, is there a venue that is not so widely known as a wedding venue (like a hidden gem)? Well, google search that venue with the word ‘wedding’ added to it. In my experience, budget brides, use budget friendly venues, and (most times) budget friendly vendors (i.e. photographers). So that may help you uncover some gems.

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By: Ashley http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/if-a-picture-is-worth-a-thousand-wordswhat-is-the-conversion-rate-into-usd/#comment-46111 Tue, 05 Mar 2013 16:39:21 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/?p=19215#comment-46111 I’m really worried I won’t be able to find the photographer I want in my price range, which is $500-$1,000. I agree that photography is an important expense but I don’t think it’s worth thousands of dollars. I’ve had some people suggested to me by friends. One was in our price range but lacked experience and I just wasn’t wowed by her shots. Another one was recently suggested by a friend who said she was affordable. Turns out affordable means packages starting at $1750. But I love her stuff! Is it wrong to ask her if she’s willing to negotiate? I don’t need all the bells and whistles most packages provide – just the edited digital files. Or, should I keep looking?

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By: Renae http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/if-a-picture-is-worth-a-thousand-wordswhat-is-the-conversion-rate-into-usd/#comment-46105 Tue, 05 Mar 2013 14:10:29 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/?p=19215#comment-46105 That’s a great price Lyssah. And very savvy of you all to get the photographer to cut a deal for both of your weddings!

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