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When the professional has a great reputation based on innovation and creativity, the quality and results of their work, engagement photoshoots tend to have higher fees.
The choice of place or place for an engagement photoshoot is agreed upon in advance and may influence the price of the service. Due to the informal style of the photos, many couples do not contemplate the possibility of a study session, which is usually left, if at all, for the wedding.
Couples tend to choose rather a casual but romantic style, in various outdoor environments such as parks, forests, beaches, etc., or also in their own home.
Some photographers charge by the hour and others offer fixed-price service packages. Engagement photo sessions usually last around 2 hours. Whether the rate is per hour, or if it extends beyond what was contracted, this will influence the final price.
An engagement photoshoot usually recreates an informal, romantic, fun and intimate atmosphere. To achieve this, many photographic houses offer the couple a series of complementary services.
For example, the aesthetic chosen in an engagement photoshoot may require professional dress, hairstyle and makeup advice, which must be budgeted for separately.
Props such as ornaments, costumes or a specific set of time, movies or characters, which belong to the couple or are rented, can also be used.
The rates presented by the photography professionals usually foresee the time that will be necessary to invest in the post-production of the photographs. This part of the process is as important as the photographic session itself since it is time to make light and colour corrections, highlight details, apply special effects or correct possible imperfections.
It is convenient to define with the photographer how many photos will be delivered and what percentage of them will be improved. This can even help save some money if, for example, you ask for a total of 20 photos to be delivered but only request the retouch of the 5 best photos that you choose.
The delivery of the images can be done by different means, such as disks, external memory, online access or printed on paper.
Many service packages include, and others offer separately, products such as albums, frames, cushions, mugs, bags, etc .; or a video of “how the session was done”. All this determines what an engagement photo session costs.