Wedding Photographer Cost

How much does a wedding photographer cost?

There is a great deal of sentiment and prestige involved in the wedding photographs, and this is why choosing a wedding photographer is not something that should be done in an instant. If you are lucky and already know of a good photographer it is often a sensible choice to take them on as they will be sure to give you a great service, but the fact remains that wedding photography is an area where cost can vary greatly: the number of photographs, the style of presentation and the general costs in the region are all influential and should be considered carefully when choosing the right service.

General Cost

• You will find that a wedding photographer charges a flat rate for the service, one that incorporates everything you wish to have included; it is what you want included that – ultimately – will determine the cost of the job.
• There are different scales of photographer, and they tend to be rated on experience and performance, but for a basic and simple set of wedding photographs you can expect to pay anywhere up to $1000.
• If you are engaging a photographer who offers more than that basic service and who comes with plenty of recommendations, you may pay as much as $3000 for the same set of photographs.
• Moving on to the very top of the tree and the cost of a full scale luxury presentation, which should include several sets of prints presented in a professional manner, will cost you easily in excess of $6000.
• Bear in mind that the more expensive the region you live in, the more your wedding photographer will likely charge.

Extra Cost

• Any special arrangements that you ask for, or pre-wedding shoots, plus extra sets of prints or albums will certainly incur extra costs.

Tips

• If you know of a competent photographer consider asking them if they will take basic photographs for a lower fee. Many people will be more than pleased to do so and, with the advent of digital photography, the results can be more than adequate.
• Make sure that you are not incurring additional charges that you do not know about – check small print for odd clauses.
• Take on the advice of those who have already done the deal – a good and well handled service is a worthy recommendation.

Shopping

• The Association of Bridal Consultants is a worthwhile reference as is the aforementioned TheKnot.com.
• Don’t be afraid to haggle on the opening quotes – it is possible to secure discounts.
• Use the internet for added information and options.

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