Why Is Wedding Photography Expensive? The Value of Premium Photographers

Exploring The True Value of Premium Wedding Photography

If you have ever wondered how wedding photographers get away with charging what they do then you need to read this.

This article originally began life as a sales pitch to explain why I charged more than others for my wedding photography services.

My goal was to demonstrate why it was worth spending more on me and my services over the other guy who charges less.

The further I got into planning the pitch, the more I came to realise that the other guy’s approach to pricing is just as valid as my own.

I ended up deciding that it was best to do some proper research into the true value of wedding photography.

My big revelation was how wedding photography pricing is actually quite similar in many ways to airline fares.


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How to Spot Great Quality Wedding Photos :: A Beginner’s Guide

If photography is not your passion then you may struggle to see the difference in quality between wedding photographers.

In all likelihood, if you are looking for a photographer for your wedding then this is your first time booking a photographer of any kind.

Unfortunately, many in your position resort to judging photographers based on price alone.

Whilst price is a big factor, as you will discover in this article there are many more factors that you should consider.

By the time you have finished reading this you will have a better understanding of what to look out for.

We will also look at the different styles of photography so you can start to narrow down your options.

Hopefully you will also finish with a greater appreciate of photography as an art form.


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Planning your wedding day timeline to get the best photos possible

When you are planning your wedding day timeline, are you taking into account the best times of day for your photos?

You probably already know that the bright mid-afternoon sun is the worst time to get photos because of all the harsh shadows.

Even so, if you take a look at your timeline, what time have you set aside for the group photos?  Mid afternoon?

I am not saying you need to completely change your day in order to accommodate your wedding photographer’s needs.

A skilled professional photographer will have no problem getting great photos whatever the lighting conditions.

As we are about to explore, lighting is only one of many factors that you might want to consider.


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