Wedding Photography, why is it so damn expensive?

July 24, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

Why are wedding photographers so damn expensive?

This is a question I get asked almost every day, and it is a fair question. We are expensive!

At first glance, the quote is often eye-watering, and it is almost immediately compared to other wedding vendors and expenses such as flowers, or decorations, the DJ, or the dress. This tendency to compare wedding expenses to each other is natural, and initially, it makes sense. However, as I will discuss, many factors go into pricing our services. In addition, many things about photography are unique among wedding vendors and make direct comparisons hard.

So, why are we so damn expensive? Over the next few blog posts, I will take you inside our world and show you where your money goes when you invest it in your wedding photography.

And this is the first pre-conception I like to address. When you hire a photographer for your wedding, you are making an investment. You are investing in the memories of your wedding and the start of your new life as a family. You keep those memories as custom art that will be passed down from generation to generation, that will tell a story about your relationship and the love you share for each other. So if you value these memories and your family history, then I would strongly urge you to look at this as a long-term investment rather than a short-term expense.

In the next post, I will discuss time.


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