Originally Posted by Complainer
I'd suggest a different approach. Agree a one-off fee with the photographer, to pay for his time on a shoot. Good commercial photographers charge about €400-€500 per day, so that might be a ballpark. Agree up-front that the photographer will give you high-res digital versions of everything that he shoots, so you can then get them printed at cost via spectra.ie or similar. You'll pay about €2 to print each 10x8 shot with Spectra.
Well actually the same photographer offered a copy of all shots on CD, to print as you want for €150 - so would have worked out at €200.
Getting things professionally framed is pricey too - so was just as handy to get her to do it!