Why a Wedding Photographer Costs THAT Much

CORY BRIDE 100 (129 of 186)Your wedding photographer has an important job to do on your big day, capturing all of the moments and details in an artistic way. But yes, hiring a professional photographer does cost money. In fact, couples pay an average of $2,435 for their wedding photographer, according to WeddingWire’s 2015 Newlywed Report. But what does that price include? Turns out that there’s a lot more to it than just photos. We asked Rebecca Zoumberos and Tatiana Rodriguez of Limelight Photography in Tampa, Florida to give us the inside scoop on the different parts of a photographer’s pricing.

Keep reading to see the cost breakdown:

Photography Service
This is probably the most obvious part—you’re paying for your photographer to photograph your wedding. Now, packages vary from pro to pro so you’ll need to closely read your photographer’s contract to find out exactly what’s included, particularly for how long your photographer will be at your wedding. Don’t forget that your photographer will also have to pay for travel expenses (gas and parking, for example) in order to arrive your big day on time and safely.

Post-Production
When your wedding is over, a photographer’s work has actually just begun. From editing and retouching your images to printing and more, there is a great deal of post-production work that needs to be done to make sure that your photos look perfect. Oh, and a very important part—card and computer storage to make sure that all of your images are stored safely. Again, you’ll want to read your photographer’s contract carefully so you’re in the know about what you’ll receive—it could be access to an online gallery, a CD of images, specific prints, and/or an album.

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