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Michelle Rammell
 

i need help finding supplies


i am suppose to do my very first wedding in september. I don't know were to send my pictures to get developed and I need to get a book and wedding albums. does anyone know were I can look? and how do I come up with a contract and a price list?

thanks michelle rammell


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7/20/2005 3:56:54 PM

 
  Michelle,

Hope I can be a little help.

As far as books and wedding albums, I use Albums Inc. They have a lot of variety.

go to www.albumsinc.com

I have also used,

www.perfectiondistributing.com

although I think they are a bit higher.

As far as contracts go,

www.nebs.com

You can request a photography sample pack and they will send you a pack of all different sample photography forms. You can order from them as well, or just use them as a guide.

As far as price lists go, that varies with where you are located. I am in a very rural farming area and so I can't charge as much as others.

My prices are $350.00 to take all of the pictures and to furnish them with proofs to view.

then I have album packages that vary in size and price. I also have a la carte print prices for any additional prints.

As far as developing your prints, DON"T USE WALMART! There are alot of nice reputable online developers. Again, depending on where you are, one might be better than another.

I am in Illinois and have used

www.mckennaonline.com (Iowa)

and

www.prolabexpress.com (Michigan)

I have been happy with both.

I think that might have answered your question. Hope so! Good Luck!

Amber Lindemann
Photo Graphics
www.photographicsgallery.net


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7/20/2005 10:29:38 PM

 
Debby A. Tabb
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/4/2004
  Good Morning again Michelle,
If you email me I can help you with a simple contract, 1 short posing list and price list.
but as Amber mentioned it depends on your location.
I am in So.California .
I also forgot on your other question to mention- It is a very good Idea for you to start looking at wedding portraits in other peoples galleries- I do not suggest you go to web sites to do this-most wedding web sites can be very intimidating they look so perfect! well that is because most(not all but most)Stage the shots used in thier web sites, potfolios, and brouchures.by staging them they have all the time in the world to get the perfet shot- this is NOT how a wedding will go- they are on time lines,they have spontaineous moments and quick little family and friend moments that you want to catch.I have received so many emails of compliment on my CD because I used Real wedding shots and I do this in all my brouchures ,and wed sites. others here on BP do the same witch makes it the better place to look at real wedding poses and shots.
Please don't expect to go there and shot a great or perfect wedding set.
go there and shoot a lot-because only about 1/3rd to 1/2 of what you shoot will be presentable: this is normal,it's OK.
we shot one wedding 4000 shots- presented 1780 when finished.
I do hope this helps,
Debby Tabb


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7/21/2005 6:27:40 AM

 
Michelle Rammell   thanks Amber and Debby, you both have ben a great help. I am locted in Boise ID. thanks for the web sits Amber and thanks for the tip to go look at other peoples galleries.

Michelle Rammell


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7/21/2005 9:47:55 AM

 
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