I can’t tell you the countless times friends and guests at weddings have discussed with me their regret of not realizing the value of spending an adequate amount of money on their wedding photography until it was too late. How they wished they HAD spent a little more, hadn’t hired someone “who gave them a good deal” or allowed someone to “gift” them their photography services for their special day.
Your wedding photography is an investment. When the event is done, the documentation will be the one thing you have to look back to relive the memories.
To bring some ease into seeing the pricing of wedding photography,
put aside the expenses* a business has in order to provide such services, and go with this simple break down of the cost for the client:
Say you pay $3,250 for your wedding photos.
350 photos, with digital download, that’s just a little over $9/per photo.
Additionally, by hiring a professional, you can enjoy the day and trust that it will be properly documented.
You may even be surprised to find some candids in your collection that you didn’t even know got captured!
And that in itself is priceless.
in case you wanted some insight:
*business/equipment insurance, camera maintenance/rental/upgrades, memory cards, travel, editing program subscriptions, gallery/website hosting fee & that’s just the beginning ;)