How To Get The Right Deal On Wedding Photography Prices


It’s said that wedding photography usually takes about 10% of the total wedding budget. With so much money at stake it’s natural for couples to forego the option of hiring a wedding photographer and settle for amateur wedding photographers (read that as family and friends). But when you’ve spent so much to ensure that the wedding is one of a kind, doesn’t it make sense to hire a wedding photographer who would ensure that the memories of your wedding remain etched forever.

True, most wedding photographers quote prices that are outrageous but a little smart thinking should help you get the best deal from your wedding photographer. Rather than having to choose from a package which often includes services that you could do without, you could request the photographer to trim those features that aren’t required.

Begin by making phone calls to enquire about the prices of the packages offered by the wedding photography prices. Wedding photographers often quote prices that are ubiquitous. Hence these prices should b able to give a detailed idea about a photographer who matches your budget. But also remember to ask for the things that are included in the package. Many a times, the wedding photographer does not include the prices of things like the costs of prints, album, proofs etc. All that they quote is the time of the photographer. Some offer prices that are all inclusive. Also get to know what you are paying for.

The price of the wedding photography also depends on the guests. For example a wedding with about 100guests would need about 4 to 6 hours of the photographers time whereas a guest list of over 300 people would need the photographer to work for about 8 hours. For those planning a small guest list hiring a photographer on an hourly basis helps.

Wedding photography prices also change depending on the style chosen by the photographer. For the uninitiated, there are many wedding photography styles that vary from the traditional, illustrative and the photojournalistic style and the price usually changes according to the style chosen.

As earlier said it’s important to get a clear idea about the services that the photographer would provide. Once the costs of these extra services are tallied you could later convince him for a reduction in the total cost. Forgoing the prints too helps in reducing wedding photography prices.

Making these minor but significant changes in the package helps to alter the wedding photography prices to a large extent.