How much are you paying for your photographer? I've been googling and the average seems to be around £1000, I think that's pretty expensive though
We are paying £995 for 9 hours and it’s a husband and wife team. So she we will both have pictures of us getting ready
Ours is 1300£ way more than we had budgeted but that was before we actually looked c
People I have spoken to have advised to spend more on a photographer. It's the only bit you get to keep and show forever.
That about average price for a wedding photographer, don't forget your not just paying for their services on your wedding day, it's also for the endless days of editing hundreds of photos from the big day
We are paying £700 we've been and seen his work he's so cheap as its not his full time job his work is amazing it pays to shop around when u go to see their portfolio make sure u ask a lot of questions....
We paid 680 bridal prep to first dance and a pre shoot x
Ours is 1195 that 10 hours of him with us includes 1 big album 2 smaller parent albums a usb stick with all photos on copyright free and a pre wedding photo shoot for him to get to know us
I paid more than that when I got married in 1998!!
This is the one thing I didn't want to compromise on as feedback from other people has been to make sure u get the right person as these pictures will be memories that last forever, I have paid £1200 for mine but i spent ages looking at different photographer on Instagram and their websites
We are paying £1600 but I know it will be worth every penny. To me photos are something I want to get right as they will be cherished forever. I would rather cut corners on other things. X
We paid £1350, which included a £500 discount. This included an engagement shoot with disc of photos for £95 instead of £400, a husband and wife team from bride prep to first dance (paid an extra £150, for them to stay until 10 for evening guest photos), all photos edited and on a disc (over 700), a dvd of our day to music and a beautifully spectacular wedding album. Well worth it and we definitely got what we paid for. They were and are amazing.
£800 for 8 hours
You definitely get what you pay for. If you go to wedding fares in your area some do a discount if you book with them on the day.
£500 7am till around midnight inc two photographers and a drone inc all rights so def worth a shop around x
Ours was £1,900 including an album and 2 smaller albums for our parents. You do get what you pay for x
595 for 7 hours
We are paying 595 that's half a day as we not getting married till 4pm.. That includes meeting up a month before and having some shots are our venue to get to know each other..
Why have a professional? Get a few disposable ones and give them to the guests. Some of the best will be the random ones nobody expected
I'm paying 550 stays all day. I had a to shop round because I was being quoted a 1000 and upwards. I'm happy with my photographer he's a lovely man and been to my venue before :)
We paid £1300 including discount. All day photography. Worth every penny. Pictures are amazing and treasure for life.
We’re bugeting between £1500-£1750 haven’t looked properly yet though so could be more
649 with 2 hours photo booth and album. His wife is a venue dresser too . He also came 2nd left year for northwest photographer of the year and is in the final this year xx
Full disclosure before I post this comment, I am a Wedding Photographer, I have done this as a hobby/learning curve for a few years and 2018 I'm launching properly. It's not an easy thing to do and it takes a lot more than a good camera. I'm constantly learning and investing in the skills needed and technical knowledge, posing ideas, lighting and advice about what you know that will make the couple look good and what won't is vital when taking the photographs and that only comes with knowledge/training and experience. someone else mentioned the editing. I always try to make sure I want 'in camera' but I edit every single photograph individually to remove exit signs, crop, adjust tones, turn into B&W versions etc, it takes a long time and a lot of skill. I charge from £595 to £1200 and give all images copyright free and no matter how many hours I say I will stay I always end up staying for longer and working harder than I had promised because all that matters is that the couple get the best images I can give of their day. It's not easy but it is very rewarding and the best part is seeing the reactions when they get the images and knowing that you have recreated the happy day. It really is true that you get what you pay for and your wedding photographs are something that you will want to look back on for the rest of your lives together. http://www.cathygphotography.co.uk
Got a quote of £995 and £1800 x
Look at feedback, reviews and previous weddings they have photographed.
If you have it in your budget try not to think too much about the cost as this is one thing that's really important you want good photos that you can look back on and treasure.
Personally I paid more than this but the photographer I used I saw in a magazine at the venue I chose and loved everything about his work.
In some cases like this it can be a case of you get what you pay for. You want someone with experience and decent equipment if the photographs are important to you.
Good luck deciding! X
I’m paying £450 with pre wedding photos for both bride and groom, church photos, venue photos, speeches, cutting of the cake & evening party! With unlimited photos, on a USB stick!!!
Look at reviews and images from other photographers that don't necessarily specialise in Weddings. Ours was the first wedding that our photographer had done although he had lots of experience of different things. We couldn't fault anything about the engagement shoot on the run up to the wedding, the days itself and the quality and quantity of fully edited beautiful photos we received. Our guests also commented on what a lovely guy he was, he fit right in with our friends and family xx
A family friends sister has a photography business. She mostly does studio and location shoot and this year has started to cover weddings. She is doing us an amazing deal as we are only looking for post ceremony photos (none of the reception we want our guests to take 'natural' photos there). Post ceremony photos in the park and woodland next to the registry office including 5 prints and all photos on flash drive, and a pre wedding shoot including 1 print and all photos on a flash drive for £100. She is amazing and i cant wait to see the photos she does for us. Look around for photographers who dont specialise in weddings xx
Paying 600 for full day... we shopped around a lot. We weren’t bothered about the printed albums and are happy with our photos just on a usb which saved us a lot! We found it was so important to like the person too!
Ours was originally £1000 but because it's a weekday we got £100 off it so it's £900 I messaged round a few photographers to get quotes and they are all £1,000 up for a good photographer
We had a photographer couple from 10.30 until about 10pm, ended up with over 800 photos that had been edited in both colour and black and white. Thoroughly recommend Matt Stansfield Photography!
I'm paying £2300 for mine but that's because I wanted a really good photographer and was willing to pay over the odds. Now I have my dream photographer!
That's a pretty average quote. We looked at loads but spoke to one who did a family members wedding. He knocked half the price off for cash in hand...
It's not something many do but worth askin... x
I charge around 1430-1720 I have ten years experience and a really good reputation this is my work www.helensarah.com pay what you think is reasonable and fair but if they are too cheap they will be skimping on something to be able to do it cheaper xx
I'm paying £1100 for mine and a secondary photographer (down from £1200 since I used to work with the photographer). I would advise that the one thing you don't scrimp on is the photographer, they are your lasting memories of the day. As long as you like their photos and style of photography they are worth their weight in gold.
£650 for 12 hours
We’re paying £1,750. For ours ... that’s two photographers all the way from getting ready to the first dance. Includes a photo album of the chosen 100, usb of all pictures taken. We thought ours for the amount were getting was very good value. But we’re also more willing to budget and scrape on other aspects as opposed to the photos.... x
£340 for bridal prep upto first dance, girl who's doing ours has been doing photography for 5 years but has only recently started working on wedding photography so got ours at a low cost x
£1000 is actually pretty reasonable for a photographer. You are paying for the hours they need to put in after the day editing your photos in addition to their time on the day. Also this may include any materials too. Ours is just over £900 for edited photos. This doesn't include a photo album as my dad would like to put that together for us (he is a photographer himself). He's made a deal with the photographer for this and it also means he can put some of his own in if he wishes. He doesn't want to be the main photographer on the day as he has other duties.
My photographer is phenomenal and happens to be a friend as hes married to one of my best friends so im incredibly lucky :-). You want someone that you feel comfortable with and who will fit in with your guests. Thats what is important so everyone feels comfortable then your pics will be beautiful xx