Average cost of photographer
A picture is worth a thousand words... and your photographer is worth a few thousand as well. Everyone wants that picture-perfect day, becasue you can't put a cost on memories. They are works of art that tell astory, capture emotions, and bring people together. They are here for today and can be passed on in the future. With technology these days, it’s easy to think that a friend or someone with the newest iPhone could simply capture your wedding day. But there is so much more that goes into photography to create a beautiful end result. Running a photography business is more than just an expensive hobby. Purchasing the newest gear and editing software is a high ticket price, but it’s one that a high-quality photographer isn’t going to go cheap with. The cost of the photographer is not just for the wedding day, it’s all of the hours of work that goes into before and after the “I Do’s.” Administrative labor, continued education, location scouting at the venue for those picture-perfect locations, all tasks that take time and effort. They work closely with the wedding planner and other vendors to make sure they don’t miss a beat, a speech, a cake fight, a special moment. They are chasing sunlight for those romantic sunset pictures. And photographers don’t just arrive with one camera; they have several. Not to mention a varietyof lenses, lights, flashes, battery packs, and probably even a step-stool. They may even come with a second photographer. There is a lot of action on a wedding day and oftentimes, assistance is needed to set up lights between scenes, capture a wide range of reactions, and because one person can’t be two places at once, two photographers can. After your grand exit, it’s time for the photographer to pack up their belongings and gear, and that’s where the real work begins. It can often take a photographer over 40 hours to edit the photos from your wedding. That’s an entire week of full time hours just to produce your final product. Photographers purchase high-end hard drives to back up their work because of the importance of your photos. When shopping for your wedding photographer, it’s important to keep a few things in mind, besides just the price. Find a photographer who you like to be around and are comfortable with. They will be getting up close and personal with you and your fiance to get intimate shots, so you want to make sure you are comfortable with whomever you choose. You will also want to make sure you like their portfolio of work from an artistic point of view. After all, it’s a vision of what your wedding photos could look like. Look at the work of multiple photographers to make sure you find the right one who fits your style. And once you find a photographer you like and who is available on your date, book them! Good photographers book up QUICK. Go with your gut and feel confident that they will produce an amazing end result. The only thing left at the end of your wedding day is the photographs, so make sure you find the right photographer, no matter the cost, to help capture those special moments for you to enjoy today, tomorrow, and for years to come. Remember; these photos will be at your funeral.