Prices for wedding photography
My pricing will reflect peak and off-peak times. Therefore, please use this as a guide as a midweek winter wedding is in lower demand than a summer Saturday. That is why it is always a good idea to have a chat on the phone to see what we can work out for you.
What you may end up buying will also have a bearing on my quote, which can range from as little as £750 for a digital only package to over £2,000 for a beautiful wedding book with parents copies and a USB stick.
The number of guests will also have an influence upon the cost too, as unless you are planning a small wedding then I would automatically bring along with me a second shooter fully qualified assistant because the difference in terms of coverage achieved and time spent on the day taking the different group shots is halved with two of us working our way through your list of must have shots.
The wedding industry will offer as a guide on how much to spend on your photography, somewhere around 15% of your total wedding budget which when you come to think of it, is not too big of a price to pay for the only thing that you will have to look back on after all of the celebrations have finished.
In my view, some wedding photographers price themselves out of the market by over complicating how to arrive at a reasonable wedding photographers price for a professional days work. Some wedding photographers prices are not too dissimilar to a low-cost flight with the published wedding photographers price not ending up anywhere what the unsuspecting couple thought that they might be paying when they booked the photographer. Charging extra for pre-ceremony shots; a bit more to photograph the first dance and so on. Usually dressed up into something like a bronze silver or gold package! Come on! Who would want to say to your partner, ” I have booked the bronze package only!”
OK, everyone is on a budget; even the Victoria and David Beckham Wedding would have had one. So I take the view that if I can work within your budget and work out a reasonable wedding photographers price, I will, as there is something for everyone from hundreds of pounds to thousands. It all comes down to what you are looking for.
Not only that, I will do my best to work with you to get the most out of your wedding budget, not everything has to be ordered at once, parent books could come later or you could put wedding photography gift vouchers on your gift list.
I base my charges on the finished product with NO EXTRAS, So if you want a 50 page GraphiStudio book (and who wouldn’t) and you live in my home county of Derbyshire then that’s what you pay for and that includes me, my materials and my second wedding photographer, for as long as it takes to meet your brief, end of.
If I need to travel the UK, or further, then let’s agree, some reasonable travel costs within the wedding photographers price. When you add up the total cost of the wedding day, food, drinks, flowers, entertainment, dress, venue costs etc. it is no wonder that the average UK wedding is over £20,000 so recording that special day professionally is a small investment as the photographs will be the only thing left after the wedding day.
Let me know what you have in mind and we can meet up and look at the different options.
If you are planning on getting married then please take advantage of my free engagement shoot, worth £180.
It is a great way to get to know your wedding photographer and to try out different styles of photography that you might use on your big day. So anyone that is thinking of booking me for their wedding, check that the date is free with me and I will offer you a free of charge pre-wedding shoot. The shoot will last between one and two hours and it could be at your wedding venue of somewhere like Chatsworth Park or your own favorite location. Please get in touch to talk about the options. The only condition is that I have to be free to shoot your wedding day. Then, assuming that you like the free pre-wedding photographs and book me to shoot your wedding I will give you the CD of all of the images shot on the engagement shoot plus three 10 x 8 inch prints of your choice. They are then yours to do what you like with like turn into save the date cards or invites. Email me now to check availability »