Wedding Photographer Fees Explained

March 09, 2024  •  Leave a Comment

Wedding photographer fees:  Your first thought when hearing how much your photographer charges may be 'wow, that's expensive!'  Afterall they're only going to be there capturing photos for a few hours!  Well, it's not quite like that for the photographer.  I can't speak for all wedding photographers out there, but this is the service I offer.  Using my 2 hour wedding package (£330) as an example:

  • After the initial inquiry, the first meeting is arranged to discuss the finer details of your special day, average time 1 hour
  • The raising of required paperwork which includes:  the full details of your wedding package, invoice and contract, 2 copies for all parties to sign - average 1 hour
  • Visit / research venue(s) if not attended before, 1-1.5 hours 
  • Engagement shoot - 30 - 40 minutes
  • Church Weddings, prior to your special day, liaise with Church wardens to assertain any 'photographer do's and don'ts' that may be in place - 10 minutes
  • Registry Office weddings, liaise with Registrar on your special day for any 'photographer do's and don'ts' - 10 minutes
  • Camera kit preparations (essential kit 2 cameras, flash guns and additional kit if required) - 1-1.5 hours
  • Your wedding day - 2 hours
  • Editing time (including upload and creation of password protected gallery on my website) - 2 hour wedding = 6-7 hours
  • To close the contract, the supply of professional high resolution of images on a USB memory stick

Total time: 12.5 hours minimum and doesn't include travel time.  Of course there are other additional costs to the photographer which include, fuel, utilities and professional insurance.

I do hope this helps with any questions you may have about what it is you are actually paying for when it comes to hiring a wedding photographer but if you would like to know more, then please do get in touch 


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