Wedding Photography Prices – What does wedding photography cost? What are my prices?
You will find a huge range of prices from wedding photographers. And I charge a range of prices myself, depending on what is involved. The short answer is “from £800 to £2600”, but this depends on…
How long do you want me to cover?
- Shooting a wedding can be a very long day, or quite a short one. To cover the ceremony in the church/register office plus a few portraits of you as a couple and some family groups in the garden afterwards is hardly more than an hour. Even so, it may be a intense hour of shoot, leading to a day’s worth of selecting and editing.
- At the other extreme, starting with a bride and her bridesmaids from breakfast and the arrival of the hairdresser at 8 or 9 in the morning and working through to a dance at the same time or later in the evening – that’s a long day, and the edit will be even longer.
- A very short shoot can be priced economically, but travelling costs will weigh proportionately heavier in the mix – see on distance below.
- The thing to do is – ask for a quote for your specific requirements, by phone, email, or using my contact page.
Bride’s preparations – a key part of your big day
One of Sarah’s detail shots from an August 2021 wedding
Do you want a second photographer?
One photographer is economical; two photographers give you more angles and a broader vision. Have two if…
- It is very important to you to have photos of two simultaneous events (perhaps the groom and his guys having a pub breakfast while the bride and her maids are doing make up?)
- You would like two angles to be well covered in the church without too much moving about
- You want to maximise on captured moments as two people move among your guests
- You love the richness that comes from two different “eyes”
The cost of a second photographer varies depending on who is available. Once again, ask me by phone or email for a quote for your wedding.
Do you want an album made for you?
- The majority of my clients make their own albums (or perhaps they don’t and just use the shots on screen or on the mantlepiece – I really don’t know!) but a proportion want the images collated and an album to be created.
- Making an album takes about the same time again as the initial edit, in my experience. Expect to pay £500 extra, or more for a really thick book.
- You have a say in what goes in – and the final project size. Call or email me to discuss the requirements for your wedding.
Luke and Sarah Jane definitely wanted an album made
Chris and Sue at their venue – the magnificent Sefton Park Palm House, Liverpool
- I am London-based, and most of my weddings have been in London, Surrey or Sussex, with many more in Kent, Bedfordshire, Hampshire, Essex and Herts. But I do travel widely – check out the “where I work” page.
- Clearly, the further away a wedding is, the higher the travel cost, and, especially if it’s a long day, the greater the chance of needing to stop over.
- Once again, tell me what you have in mind by email or using the contact form and I will quote my wedding photography prices including travel for your day.