It's all about your perception...
Much like some people would pay a lot for a particular painting whilst others wouldn't give it space on their wall - photography is all in the eye of the beholder.
Some people would pay hundreds for a bottle of wine - me - I'm happy with supermarket offerings!
And so it is with Wedding Photography.
For some couples photographs by their friend of even just guests phone photos are good enough.
Some couples are so "into" photography they'll pay many thousands for a particular photographer to photograph their wedding.
There's no "right" price to pay for your wedding photography - it's more a case of, how much will photos of your wedding day be worth to you - not TODAY but in ten, twenty years time and do you want loads of framed prints, albums, canvases etc?
AS WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY IS SO PERSONAL I OFFER PACKAGES THAT YOU CAN BUILD YOURSELF TO EXACTLY WHAT YOU WANT
HERE'S HOW MY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY WORKS....
1) Think about what parts of your wedding you want photographed and how many hours will that be.
Select the number of hours I'll be at your wedding at note the price in the list below. This is all you need to consider before your wedding and all you need to pay for.
We'll arrange for a pre-wedding consultation so I know all the details - you get to meet me and see my work and ask questions you may have.
On your day I'll be at your wedding for as long as we've agreed upon.
2) After your wedding - about 2 weeks or so - I'll come to you for a viewing and ordering consultation. I'll have previously asked you how many photos you'd like me to process and edit and I'll show you these on my laptop.
You decide which of the photos are what you want and then how do you want them.
Below are the possible ways in which you can have your photos - at the consultation we'll discuss all the details of each product - I'll show you samples and prices - these will depend on exactly what you want as discounts are applied depending on the order.
MY ATTENDANCE AT YOUR WEDDING
Up to 4 hours £135
4 to 6 Hours £155
Over 6 Hours (Full day and evening) £195
This is all you need decide prior to your wedding - the below items are for you to choose after your wedding
IMAGE PROCESSING (how many of the photos I will have taken do you want to consider as potential purchases)
NOTE: Many wedding photographers will provide you with "jpeg" images - these are unedited and similar to that from a smart phone - I do not provide "jpeg" images and all my images are edited for colour, exposure, contrast, tones, crop and a dozen more things so as to only provide you with perfect photos
100 images £80
200 images £135
250 images £155
From an 8"x8" parent or bridesmaids album to an A4 suede leather bound luxury album for you both. Provided by professional photographic suppliers to the highest quality. Includes design by myself and draft versions approved by you before printing.
From a 12" square deep framed canvas with mirrored
sides to an A2 sized version set in thin wood floating
5mm thick acrylic wall hanging with print sandwiched
between the layers. In 4 sizes from 16"x12" to A2
MOUNTED PHOTO PRINTS
Any size Giclee print on Hahnemühle 290gsm paper glued to a 2mm card mount backing with window mount on the front. Available from 12"x8" up to A1
UNMOUNTED PHOTO PRINTS
Simple Giclee prints on Hahnemühle 290gsm paper. From 12"x8" up to A1
FRAMED PHOTO PRINT
The mounted photo print set in one of 4 designs from 20"x16" frame size to A1
All photos used for any type of printing will be supplied at no cost in a boxed USB flash drive.
Additional digital images are at £2 per image with a minimum 50 images
You have the option during the pre-wedding consultation to request Video of the highlights of your day from a static camera but edited together with stills and music to provide another way of remembering your day
20 minute video £80
Once you have decided on your order a volume discount
will be applied that will be valid for 7 days.
Order size < £250 0%
£251 to £400 10%
£401 to £600 15%
> £600 20%
As the first step please GET IN TOUCH to see if I'm available for your date.
We'll arrange for me to visit to discuss your wedding - I'll show you my work and you then decide if I'm right for you.
NOTE ABOUT PRINTS
After many years I have decided upon a print process known as Giclee and the paper used is German Hahnemühle 290gsm
The process is typically used for Fine Art watercolour reproduction and gives a unique "art" look rather than a normal photo print look. Guaranteed for 80 years.