I decided to write this blog after seeing quite a big debate on a wedding forum on FB. The topic was, do photographers charge too much? So, from a photographers perspective here are my thoughts, its a bit of a quickly put together blog so doesn’t really have any flow, but is packed with information about why wedding photography can be seen as expensive.
Before I start I recently saw a post by a large wedding company and the average cost for Wedding Photography is £1500. Sitting at £1195 I have resisted the urge over the past 2 years to increase these prices, so that said you can have me photograph your wedding, along with another professional photographer for less than the average cost.
Why haven’t I increased costs? Because I set out to be affordable and I want it to remain that way. And also over the past 3 years I have photographed 221 weddings and 80% of those bookings were from word of mouth. So in effect, my diary pretty much fills itself so why would I change things that work?
First up, we have huge costs to cover, just like other companies, we need the equipment to function. Simple as that! On a typical wedding day you will see me and my assistant carrying 2 big bags around. Within, typically are……..