Answering "Why do photographers charge so much for weddings? All they do is take some pictures"

Started Nov 15, 2012 | Discussions thread
Alleg1
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Re: Answering "Why do photographers charge so much for weddings? All they do is take some pictures"
In reply to jon404, Nov 17, 2012

Many people seem to undererestimate the time and responsibility that covering a wedding involves.

My nephew recently married and the Photographer charged £1300 pounds.

This might seem quite expensive, but this included the Photographer visiting the venue beforehand, meeting the couple and discussing their requirements, choice of locations and so on.

Early on the day, the Photographer called at the Bride's home to cover the preparations.

He appeared at the venue with two assistants,all well equipped, and clearly expert. Every aspect of the day was well-covered, very efficiently, and the photographers remained at the venue until late evening. They were quite happy for guests to take their own picures..not always the case, I believe.

The photographer spent a further half day helping the couple choose the most suitable shots for the albums and CDs,which were promptly delivered and of high quality.

Bearing in mind issues such as transport costs, cost of equipment and insurance,and editing time, we felt this to be good value...

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