Jun 20, 2010
Wedding photography prices can range anywhere from $1,500 to $10,000, depending on what services you need and the popular demand for your photographer or your wedding date. Research wedding photography prices before you book and you will be more satisfied with your choice.
Ask your recently married friends if they were satisfied with their wedding photography prices. Look at their wedding photos and ask what services they were offered.
If none of your friends live in the area you are marrying in, check Yelp or Google for reviews of local photographers. While these sites offer great guidelines on finding good wedding photography prices remember that the anonymity of the internet offers lots of opportunity for people to embellish.
Call around and find out the average wedding photography prices in your area. Come up with a general list of the services you want from your photographer so you can get a baseline cost. This will also help you come up with a list of wedding photography prices for services you might want to think about adding on. If the average local price is higher than you planned for in your wedding budget you may have to re-work your budget.
When you find a photographer you like ask about all of their wedding photography prices on packages, even the ones outside of your set budget. You might find that a slightly more expensive package offers all of the additional services you need for less money per service than you thought. Knowledge is power, so gather all the power you can.
The lowest wedding photography prices don’t always guarantee the best deal. Get your quote in writing, and make sure you know when the quote expires. Most quotes give you 30 days in which to book. Ask exactly what is included in the package, specifically: time on site, albums, DVDs of high-resolution images, photographer’s assistants and travel. The little details are where additional costs slip in, so make sure you have everything in writing.