I’ve seen time and time again how wedding photographers always try to maximise their ‘offering’ to potential clients, and before you know the client or potential client has signed a contract for their wedding photography which far exceeds their allocated budget! Do I think this is fair or good practice?!? I’ve heard people say this is ‘normal practice’ others say ‘everyone else does it’, but for me personally I don’t agree.
There are photographers who are honest and have a pricing structure which is simple to understand, simple language, simple figures
I understand that weddings are expensive and very time intensive to execute. I know that the couple want their day to be perfect, they want the perfect flowers, the lighting to be just as they had imagined, the food to taste just perfect, the DJ to play the most amazing set of songs etc and obviously make sure that they’re day is captured by a photographer they’ve chosen in a way that will last a lifetime.
Having been shooting weddings over the past 5 years I’ve learnt a lot about the wedding photography business. I’ve read articles, been to trade shows, seen youtube videos, all showing you how to get the most out of wedding photography from charging for extra prints, DVD copies of the photos, charging for DVD slide-show, charging for extra hours, well charging for pretty much everything separately, I wouldn’t be surprised if there are people who charge differently if they are using a Canon or Nikon! But you get my gist. But I think things like a copy the wedding photos, DVD slide-show and online gallery where friends and family members can view and purchase prints from should all be standard!
So to this end, I’m going to include the following;
Images processed (on average it is 300, but could be more)
All images uploaded to a safe and secure site where they can view the photos and send the link to family and friends and they can purchase prints from the site
·Images on DVD in high resolution and low resolution
Slide-Show of images on DVD
All the above as Standard.