Why do wedding photographers charge So Much?

Why do wedding photographers charge what they do?

Published by Ben Clark Photography

Well hey I’m glad you asked.
There’s an awful lot of photographers out there charging a variety of different prices, some include all day coverage and some charge out at an hourly rate.
Either way you can rest assured that however long your photographer spends with you on your wedding day he or she will spend 3 times longer in post processing, basically taking a great image and making it freaking awesome !
Making it the best it can be, and lets be honest, it’s your wedding day, you want to look your best right ?

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I have written a post as to why wedding photography can be expensive.

Everything you ever wanted to know about wedding photography but were too afraid to ask!
(link below)

But it’s like anything in life, you generally get what you pay for.
There are photographers that will photograph your wedding for 500 bucks but you’ll have to take your chances !

To run a professional photography business costs a lot, the same as any other business.

We have to have Public liability cover (20 Million)
Insurance for our gear
Constant upgrades of cameras & lenses

It’s a bit like buying a car, you can buy a Kia or you could buy a Mercedes
Both are great cars in their own way but as long as you’re not buying a Kia and expecting it to drive like a Mercedes you’ll be ok .

In other words do your research

There are great photographers to suit all budgets, it’s just a matter of finding one that suits yours.


Be sure to meet with your photographer, either via Face time or in person.
You MUST feel comfortable with him or her, after all you’re going to be sharing your day with them.

See my most recent weddings page

Everything you ever wanted to know about wedding photography but were too afraid to ask!

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