The wedding photographer plays an important role at your wedding. Photos will be shot that you will look back on with pleasure for years to come. In this article, we discuss the question: what does a wedding photographer?
The average price of a suitable wedding photographer amounts to about 15% of the entire wedding cost. This works out to 15% of €15000 this is €2250 on average. This falls higher or lower based on several factors. We will discuss the most important ones.
A well-known, experienced wedding photographer charges more for his services than an inexperienced hobby photographer. In this case, you pay more for experience and expertise and this is reflected in the wedding photos.
The season in which you get married also (often) affects the price. During the high season (May to September), wedding photographers are busy.
It is an obvious, yet important price factor: Time. The more hours you put into the wedding photographer hire, the more you pay.
Travel costs can also affect the price. Some wedding photographers pay the travel expenses themselves, while others ask for a fee. In the latter case, the price can go up considerably if you have a photographer on the other side of the country. Therefore, check whether you have to take care of the travel expenses yourselves.
Every photographer determines its rates in a different way. We often see photographers using the systems below.
A la carte
In an A la Carte system, an photographer with a fixed hourly rate at which you can buy most products and services separately. As a result, the hourly rate is relatively low, but the price can still rise considerably when ordering different services. Think of post-processing and creating an album.
Many wedding photographers work with package prices. This is often an A, B, C package. In this, for A you get the least and for C you get the most. Think photography hours and any photo albums.
A less popular way of pricing is the system we use ourselves. This is the so-called All inclusive package. With this package, all services are included in the hourly rate. Think of all hours of post-processing, processing the photos, creating a wedding album and a travel allowance. At first, the hourly rate seems high, but because all services are included, the costs are the same, or even cheaper, than with other price systems.
Why invest in a wedding photographer?
Hiring a wedding photographer is a good investment. You only get married once and before you know it, your beautiful day will be over! With beautiful, high-quality wedding pictures you can reminisce and enjoy this beautiful day for years to come. It is important that you are happy with the photos and do not stare at a small, mediocre photo selection with a 'what-if' feeling.
Budgetproof wedding photography
Also on the cost of a wedding photographer can be saved. You can choose to hire a cheap hobby photographer. For the hobby photographer, this is a cool exercise from which he or she will learn a lot and for you, this is a cheaper option. Unfortunately, hiring a hobby photographer does involve some risks. Of course, you can assume that the photographer is fully committed to creating a beautiful reportage. Still, there is a chance that the photos may not meet your requirements. Perhaps they were shot at the wrong time or poorly exposed. This is of course a shame; the wedding day don't do you over.
Why invest in professional wedding photography?
Engaging a professional wedding photographer brings many benefits. It is an investment, but you get a lot in return! Below, we discuss the biggest benefits of professional wedding photographers.
A wedding photographer is involved in weddings on a daily basis. He or she knows exactly what works and what doesn't in photographs. Think about lighting, timing, compositions, but also communication. A professional knows exactly how to put people at ease and, in posed photos, knows how and where to stand. Much attention is paid to capturing the atmosphere and the couple's requests and ideas are professionally addressed. Because of the skill, you will receive the assurance of wedding pictures that meet your expectations and ideas.
A professional wedding photographer has a lot of experience in post-processing wedding photos. Most hobby photographers do not have this. Of course, there are always hobby photographers who know a lot about this, but there are also photographers who deliver unedited photos. This is a shame. To guarantee professionally edited photos, it is best to rely on a professional photographer.
Many professional wedding photographers have a back-up network. Unlike with a hobby photographer, you don't have to be at a loss if the photographer.
Spotting the best moments
A wedding is beautiful, but hectic. All sorts of things happen at once. Some family members see each other for the first time in years, the venue is admired and lots of hugs are exchanged. A professional wedding photographer is an experienced multitasker. He or she knows how to spot and capture all the beautiful moments. As a result, no beautiful moments are lost and all beautiful moments are captured. The emotions are guaranteed to splash off the photos!
A professional wedding photographer through experience and methodology, has gained a lot of technical knowledge of light and equipment. Even if a hobby photographer has the latest equipment at his disposal, this unfortunately does not guarantee good photos. It is the knowledge and experience that makes a photo shine.