What is the average cost of a wedding photographer?
So you've just gotten engaged and the excitement and dreams for the perfect wedding day are falling into place. That is until you start contacting vendors and suppliers and realise the cost of putting together that perfect day you've both been dreaming of. How much should your wedding photos cost? Read on to find out more.
Setting your budget is the first thing couples have to realise when organising their wedding day. Yes, the dreaded Excel sheet.
It's no surprise, getting married is a big deal and can be costly when you start to add everything up. The venue, hair, make-up, suits, dresses, accessories, flowers music, cars and much much more.
Decide which areas you would most like to spend your hard-earned money on and which are least important. Don’t drive yourself into debt. How much should you pay to ensure you have those perfect memories years from now that completely encapsulate your magical day.
So, What is the average cost of a wedding photographer and if you think it's expensive? – Let me explain why.
is one of the biggest and best investments
you'll make on your wedding day.
Your wedding photos are an everlasting memory of the love and joy you shard on your wedding day. Those precious moments with family members and loved ones that will pass years from now. These are photos you will look back at with your children and grandkids 30/40/50 years from now.
Invest in a top-quality photographer that you feel confident can deliver these everlasting memories for you to cherish with your loved ones.
Look at these memories as an investment.
So, How much should your wedding photos cost?
There is no real average cost, but basically, you get what you pay for. If you want the average Joe images then you'll pay the average Joe price.
Ask yourself how important these memories are to you and how you'd like them captured.
Of, course there's a photographer for every budget. I urge you to pay more attention to the quality than to the cost!
So, what's the difference you may ask.
Where does the cost lie?
So what's the difference between hiring a photographer that charges €500 and a photographer that charges €2000 you may ask?
The answer in one word is EXPERIENCE
. Take a look at their portfolios, the proof is always in the pudding. Looking for something memorable and unique?
Photography is an expensive and time-consuming career with expensive equipment and lengthy hours. Your photography will have 2 cameras, and if they don't you should be worried. A professional always has a backup. Then there are the lenses. Thes don't come cheap. And there's one for every situation as well as a backup. Workshops, course and keeping up with the trends and learning curves is an ongoing expense. Photographers at the top of their game will be enthusiastic about this and therefore will be committed to delivering.
IT’S NOT JUST A DAY’S WORK
'It's a handy job, sure you just turn up and take a few snaps! Yeah?'
Think about the amount of time a wedding photographer spends on a wedding. Factor in the time spent on client meetings, pre-wedding day preparation, the wedding day, and the editing, emailing, printing and album designs. These hours all add up. A wedding can be up to 12 hours on the day, not including travel and expenses there also.
Choosing the right photographer, therefore, ensures that your most precious memories are perfectly preserved.
When you’re flipping through your albums and videos with the grandkids years from now you’ll be glad you invested in a good photographer who captured top-quality memories on your wedding day.
Check out Real Weddings by FoKiss Photography here.