Wedding photography prices
Wedding photography prices are a really interesting subject. Why? Because they are so different and for many various reasons. According to the recent survey by YPWP the average cost of wedding photography in 2019 is £1590.
The results vary depending on the region and on how experienced the photographers are. The difference in price, sometimes ranging from £600 to £10000 for the full day must be really confusing for the new brides and grooms to be.
In this blog post we will attempt to analyze two different approaches. If you want to find out more about OUR prices, get in touch with us – here’s the link:
Before we focus on wedding photography prices, here is one more useful blog post. There are other important factors worth remembering, have a look:
Why are wedding photography prices so different?
Experience is the most important factor. A couple of years ago I wrote a blog post about why wedding photography is so expensive. I wrote that before hiring a photographer who charges less than £1000 for the full day I would do a lot of research. Lower prices very often mean a little or no experience and experience in wedding photography is key.
APPROACH NO 1
WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY IS ART
So why are some photographers with the same experience still more expensive than others? Why are Jimmy Choos more expensive than other bridal shoes, why do good music bands charge more than the others? Why good, award winning wedding florists charge more?
GOOD BRAND AND KNOWING THEIR CRAFT
They do that because they know their craft really well. Their services and products are truly unique. Well established, full time wedding photographers will charge more. They have photographed weddings in different light conditions, they keep observing, planning photos and they keep anticipating what may happen next.
This comes with experience. Add creativity, quality of service and the finished product, talent and skills – and you will know why some photographers charge a lot more than the national average of £1590.
WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY IS SUBJECTIVE
Wedding photography is a form of art and therefore it is subjective. Clients book photographers based on a feeling. Every couple has their own unique style just like their wedding photographer.
APPROACH NO 2
WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY IS JUST CLICKING
But really? Why pay so much for just 10-12 hours of ‘clicking’? Wedding photography is a strange profession. Still many people think that wedding photographers party all the time. I mean, how difficult it is to just press the button?
First of all, it takes years of wedding photography practice and training with the best wedding photographers in the world to be able to deliver wedding photography service at a certain level. We have photographed over 300 weddings so far (March 2020). That means on average 5000 images taken per wedding. In total we have taken over one and a half million images taken.
TIME SPENT SHOOTING
Secondly and most importantly – just look at the survey results. It turns out that only 10% of time is spent on taking pictures. The ‘invisible’ 90% is photo editing, communication and business admin.
FORGET THE PRICE TAG FOR A MOMENT
Close your eyes and think about what you want from your wedding photography. Imagine yourself in ten years’ time looking at your wedding pictures. How do you feel – happy and emotional or rather disappointed? Do your images show emotions you felt on your wedding day?
It’s not about the poses and details. It has always been and will always be about that feeling. Wedding photography is subjective, so choose the photographer whose work resonates with you most.
Take a look at our work, can you see something you like? Let’s chat! We would love to hear your story and learn about your wedding plans. It’s always good to chat, who knows, maybe we will be your wedding photographers?