How much to spend on Wedding Photography
In an age with selfies and selfie sticks, you might think you can photograph your own wedding at this point, but don’t you want to relax on your wedding day and make sure your moments are being captured perfectly? Every photographer bases their prices on their experience and their artistic expertise. Some photographers will price themselves low because they plan on photographing 40 weddings a year and they are $1,200 to $1,500. But what are you really getting at that price? Are you getting the rights to print your images from home or lab of your choosing? All the images online for eternity? Most don’t give you access to the Hi-Resolution images for that price. They will charge you later to download them and print them which means you’ll be paying $25 to $50 for a digital download and $10 for a 4×6. They will also only keep your gallery online for 3 months and we all know after a wedding, life gets pretty hectic. Another $300 to keep your gallery online for 3 more months. Everyone wants an outstanding wedding with breathtaking images. You can spend thousands of dollars on your wedding but if you don’t have the right photographer for the job, your wedding will not look magical when you get the photos back. So, how important is wedding photography to you on a scale of 1-10? 1 being not that important and 10 being the most important. If you answered 1-5 you want to stick to hiring the $1200-$1500 photographer. If you answered 6-8 you want to hire the $2000 to $3000 photographer and if you answered 8-10 you want to hire the $3000 and up photographer. Photographers who charge $3000 and up have been photographing weddings for 10+ years so they have a ton of a experience and their photography is phenomenal. They have tons of equipment. They will be showing up to your wedding with 30k worth of gear and have backups of their cameras in case one were to break during the ceremony. They are considered artists, not just picture takers and that is why they charge more. Hire them if you want works of art captured during your perfect day. If you are in need of a wedding photographer for your special day, be sure to check out more of my work by clicking here.