Portrait sessions begin at $195.
All portrait sessions are approximately one hour duration, on location (within 10 miles of Wake Forest) and include an online gallery for viewing and purchasing images, as well as an online slideshow. Disc of all high resolution images can be purchased for an additional cost. Please contact us for more information.
Loveshoots, and Senior sessions begin at $225.
Why the difference in price? These shoots typically last one to two hours, include two outfit changes and a print package.
2011 Weddings begin at $2900.
We only accept a limited number of weddings each year. Please contact us for more information.
Thank you to the lovely Nancy Ray for finding this great article on photography pricing. If you are not aware of all that a photographer has to do in order to shoot a wedding, or portraits for that matter, you may not understand the costs. Today with so many up and coming photographers there are a wide range of prices for photography, with those just coming into the field gaining the experience by barely charging enough to cover their costs, if they cover them at all. So here’s some insight:
Wedding Photography Prices
article by Megan Lyles
A Photographer’s Expenses:
High quality camera bodies can cost $5,000. Lenses – which the photographer will need several of to capture different parts of the ceremony and the reception, can cost $1,000 each or more. And at 2,000 frames per wedding, even a good camera will need to be replaced every couple of years. Then there are flashes, light meters, tripods, camera bags and other miscellaneous gear that all cost a pretty penny.
Your photographer is paying taxes on every dollar she makes, just like everyone else. So if her fee is $3,000, almost $1,000 will go to Uncle Sam.
Photographers must also insure their own camera equipment and their business. Each of these types of insurance costs several hundred dollars per year.
Other Factors that Determine a Photographer’s Pricing:
A photographer doesn’t work for you only on the day of your wedding. Every meeting with potential clients is an investment of his time, whether she gets the job or not.
Once the wedding is shot, your photographer will spend hours editing, retouching, and color-correcting hundreds of images and then creating an online gallery of your wedding photos. Album design takes a lot of time, or costs money to pay someone to do it!
Photography is a skill and an art. A professional doesn’t simply memorize what all the camera buttons do; he or she is able to capture the beauty and emotion of your day in a unique way. Good photos are more than just technically correct, they are special.
Like professionals in any other field, wedding photographers have worked out their pricing system for a reason, and it’s not just to part you from your money! Professional photographs are a wonderful way to capture your memories. They are not essential, but they are priceless.
You should never feel pressured into paying more than you want to pay for wedding pictures, but neither should you assume that higher prices are simply a scam or a rip off. Once the cake is eaten and the flowers wilted, your photos (and your marriage!) are what you have left. A good photographer will provide you with photos that are worthy of becoming part of your family’s history.