In order to determine a price range, it is important to be sure of what you definitely want. Think about how many prints, albums, and extras you want for yourselves as well as for friends and family.
There are four categories for services and packages in professional wedding photography including budget, moderate, upscale, and luxury.
Budget: under $1,000
Moderate: $1,000 – $3,000
Upscale: $3,000 – $5,000
Although it can be difficult to determine an exact dollar cost, you can ask the photographer about their standard hourly fee, packages, and special offers. Then, you should discuss costs of products you are interested in, such as albums or framed pieces. Be sure to compare the various packages that they offer, and think about any additional extras such as a bridal portrait or boudoir session you may want. It’s a good idea to ask if you can create your own customized package if packages offered doesn’t quite fit your needs.
There are numerous components that are included in package pricing. To name a few, prints, cost of travel, experience level, equipment used, and amount of post production work all go into the price of your photographer.
Don’t forget, you’ll want your photographer there for the full day of your wedding. There are countless moments that you will want captured from getting ready, to your ceremony, to your final exit!
If you want to print images for yourselves, you will have to buy the copyrights to the various images. Policies vary, so be sure to ask your photographer about theirs!
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