About Average Wedding Photographer Prices-Rates-Cost-Budget


If you are looking for the average price for a wedding photographer you should ask yourself if you only want average wedding photography for your wedding! Are you planning an average wedding, or is yours going to be that special day that you want to remember forever?

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If don’t want to spend the money to hire a professional wedding photographer then you should have a friend with a nice camera do your wedding photography. That way if your wedding pictures are not spectacular at least you didn’t pay some amateur a few hundred dollars to shoot them! If you want professional wedding pictures capturing all the special emotions of your wedding day, you are going to have to hire a professional wedding photographer with the knowledge, skills, equipment, and experience needed. At a wedding you only get one chance to get it right and capture the moment.

The rates for professional wedding photography are usually going to vary from one part of the country to another. What you are expecting from your photographer will also have some weight in the wedding photographer prices you get.

Some of the options you have to decide on are:
Do you want natural looking pictures?
Do you want a Photoshop expert that will change the color of your lipstick, reshape your nose, and remove every blemish?
Do you want your pictures to look like a Mannequin?
Do you think you will want to have prints made?
How many hours do you want to have pictures taken?


Once you’ve made those decisions you will be ready to start looking for wedding photographer that will fit in your budget.

If you want your wedding photographer to spend 50-200 hours editing your photos then you should expect the prices to start at $2000 and go up to several thousand dollars. If you want natural looking pictures, those require less editing and professional wedding photographers should start at about $1000. If you are in a major city and you want to hire one of the area’s most popular photographers you should expect to pay triple what the lesser known wedding photography rates are.

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How to Hire a Great Wedding Photographer

How to hire a great WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

First of all let me start by saying that most brides make hiring a wedding photographer much harder than it really is! There are thousands of great WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS just waiting for your call!

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We hire hundreds of WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS across the country every year. We edit hundreds of thousands of WEDDING PHOTOS taken with every brand of camera and lens combination by professional WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS. We consider ourselves very qualified to post on this subject.

Most WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS tend to label themselves with a style such as “photojournalistic” that means next to nothing to the average person who hopefully will only hire a WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER once in their lifetime.

Here are the things we look for will help you when you need to hire a WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER:

  • A professional camera with at least 16 mega pixels (less than that and your low light photos will probably be grainy)
  • Extensive knowledge of their camera
  • External flashes
  • Quality back-up cameras
  • Have done at least 100 weddings
  • Knowledge of dealing with every lighting situations
  • Lenses for both close-up and large group shots
  • HD video
  • Several batteries
  • Back-up camera cards
  • Personality
  • Ability to manage people
  • Ability to handle all of the “what ifs” that can happen at a wedding

Then we visit their website and Facebook accounts and carefully look at their photos from a professional point of view. It is amazing how many so called “professional” photographers will put low quality photos on their websites as featured photos. We also check references for brides they have photographed and check with several online sources to see if any complaints have been filed.

All “professional” photographers take good photos! If they have a good camera and know how to use it properly the results should be acceptable. The key to having great WEDDING PHOTOS is all in the editing, which is why we personally edit the WEDDING PHOTOS taken by the WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS we hire.

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