One of the important concerns of a wedding are the wedding photography prices. There are several ways to have a wedding photographed. You can hire professional wedding photographers or have a relative or friend do it for you.
If you’re worried about outrageous wedding photography prices you may want to go with a family member or friend, as long as they’re pretty handy with a camera.
It’s also a good idea to place disposable cameras on guests’ tables as they can add to the fun by taking some shots throughout the special day.
Hiring somebody you know will allow you to keep wedding photography prices down, but it’s highly recommended that you check out their work and portfolio beforehand, especially when it comes to covering weddings.
While many wedding photographers will have set prices, don’t be afraid to negotiate with them as your wedding might not consist of as much work or planning as other weddings.
Remember, each wedding is unique, and this should reflect in the price of having them photographed.
There are typically four basic types of wedding photographers. These are luxury, upscale, budget, and moderate.
Budget photographers are the least expensive with luxury photographers costing the most. You need decide how long you want to hire a photographer and what you’d like included, such as online photos or hard-covered albums, CDs or DVDs etc.
Wedding photography prices will go higher and higher if you keep requiring more from the photographer. Most photographers will make sure they have assistants to help out if the wedding is large. However, this could end up costing a bit more. Special albums and additional photos, such as engagement photos could also add to the price.
You may be able to keep wedding photography prices low by paying part or all of the costs up front, but be careful when doing this as it could lead to nightmares later if there’s a disagreement with you and the photographer.
You might also get a break in price if the wedding isn’t held on a weekend.
There are several ways to find a good photographer. You can check out various photography and wedding-related websites and look through magazines and classifieds.
Many websites specialize in wedding coverage and you can browse through a list of photographers by the region you live in and/or by the price.
It’s a good idea to always check a photographer’s references from couples who have hired them before. They will be able you give you some insight on the person’s professionalism and photography skills. You can also visit the Better Business Bureau in some countries to see if any photography businesses have had complaints lodged against them.
When you decide on a wedding photographer, make sure there’s a contract between you and them that specifically spells out the costs and the requirements that need to be fulfilled.
It’s a good idea to make a checklist for everything you want covered at the wedding and go over it point by point with the photographer. The person should also attend the rehearsal so they know what to expect.
Wedding photography prices don’t have to be sky high, so take the time do little research before settling on a photographer.