What's the Price Tag of Your Precious Perfect Memories?

January 25, 2024
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How Much Does a Wedding Photographer & Videographer should Cost?

Wedding planning is not only about managing lots of different elements of your big day. For most couples, planning their special day also means juggling financial constraints. Few couples are lucky enough to be working with unlimited budgets.

Wedding photography and videography are non-negotiables for most couples. If you’re wondering how much to spend on wedding photography and videography, we’ve got you covered. Whether it’s your engagement, a luxury wedding, or an elopement, images and videos capture some of the most important moments.

In this inspiration topic today, we’re taking a closer look at how much you should budget for wedding photography and videography services.


What Is the Cost of a Wedding Photographer &Videographer?

No matter whether you’re looking for the perfect wedding venue, bridesmaids’ dresses, catering, or any other element of your wedding, you’ll soon realize that there is a huge price range for almost all wedding services.

Wedding photography and videography are no different. According to the Wedding Wire website, the average cost of having your wedding captured professionally is currently around $2,000. Most couples spend between $1,150and $3,000 on their wedding videography and photography.

Those figures should give you a starting point. However, to really understand the wide choice of photography services available to couples like you, let’s take a look at the lower and upper end of the range. Some couples spend as little as a few hundred dollars to have their wedding captured. Others devote more than twice the average amount to images and videos.

There is no right or wrong amount of money to spend on wedding photography. Instead, it’s important to be clear about your goals and your budget and to be realistic about what you can afford.


Define Your Goals for Your Wedding Photography andVideography

Defining goals and objectives may sound a bit like you’re writing a business plan rather than organizing your wedding. However, planning a luxury wedding is not unlike managing a major project. And planning a smaller wedding that includes everything you want on a limited budget can be even more challenging.

When it comes to wedding photography, there is another advantage to having clearly defined objectives. Those objectives make it easier to brief your wedding photographer or videographer. At Sidpix Studios, we love it when our clients know exactly what they want and share their expectations. Why do we love it? Simply because it makes our job easier.

Having said that, we completely understand how overwhelming it can be to plan the wedding of your dreams. If you’re struggling to develop your wedding photography and videography vision, take a look at our portfolio. There’s plenty of inspiration right there, no matter whether you’re planning to highlight your South Asian heritage for your wedding or want to pay homage to your hometown, a special place in nature, or anything else.

Still struggling? Let us help you. Our team is always happy to talk you through different options and different photography styles.


Choose a Style of Photography and Videography

Browsing potential wedding photographers’ portfolios will give you a good idea of their style. Some photographers specialize in one style while others are happy to work in different styles. As a rule of thumb, if you like the pictures you see in a portfolio,there is a good chance that you’ll love the images you receive.

Some of the most popular styles include:


Think candid, emotional images that capture your wedding as it happens


Classic wedding photography includes plenty of posed shots and amore formal approach


Adding an old-school feel to your images with the help of filters and other techniques

One thing our team loves is showcasing different cultures in Sidpix wedding photography and videography, but above all, we want to help you realize your vision.

Understand your Photographer’s Offerings

Before you sign a contract for wedding photography, you need to be sure that you understand exactly what is covered by the offer in front of you. Here are some of the elements to consider:

·      How long will your photographer spend at your wedding?
·      Are you expected to pay for their travel?
·      Will there be a second shooter or an assistant?
·      How many images or digital files will you receive?
·      How much editing will your photo and video team do, and when are you likely to receive finished files?
·      Will you receive prints or an album?
·      Does your quote cover engagement photography, too?
·      Do you own the copyright of the images?
·      Can your photographer use them for their own marketing?

If that list of questions looks a little overwhelming, read on to find out what our team has done to help you make your decision. With AI in the air, our AI Enabled “SidpixBot” can also help you make a decision. If not, our No Obligation 30 minute free consultation is always FREE.

Making it Easy to Choose the Right Wedding Photography andVideography Package

Wedding planning can feel hard at times. Even if you’re planning a small, simple wedding, you will still need to make countless decisions. To simplify hiring a wedding photographer, our team at Sidpix Studios has created three packages to suit your needs.

These three packages cover:

·      Photography,
·      Videography, or
·      A combination of both videos and images


Let’s take a look at what’s included in these packages.


1. Sidpix Studios Photography Packages

If you love still images to display around your home, share with friends and family, and display on social media, these packages are perfect. We start by offering an unparalleled level of personal attention and assistance in the run-up to your photoshoot. This is how we ensure that you love the images created by our team.

Depending on which package you choose, your package covers between four and ten hours of on-site photography, including an engagement and a bridal session. Once the images have been captured, you can monitor progress throughout thanks to a personal mobile app. You’ll also have access to a secure online gallery for image proofing before we deliver high-resolution digital images you’ll love.

Which photography package should you choose? Take a look at the details of each option, or contact us if you need more information.


2. Sidpix Studios Videography Packages

Are you a fan of moving pictures over still images? Then look no further than our videography packages. Like the photography packages, our videography options include four to ten hours of on-site work.

We’ll capture your ceremony with wireless microphones, and you’ll also have the option of adding drone footage to the mix. Arguably, the biggest part of the work begins once the footage has been captured. We’ll start by creating a three- to five-minute video teaser that’s perfect for sharing with your friends.

Depending on the package you choose, you’ll receive social media highlights, too. If you opt for a higher-value package, we create a long-form video, too, after consulting with you to make sure we include all those magic moments you want to remember for decades to come.

Not sure which video package is right for you? Check out the options here.


3. Sidpix Studios Photography and Videography Packages

Are you finding it too hard to choose between images and videos? We’re right there with you, and why wouldn’t you want to capture every moment of your dream luxury wedding? In fact, that’s exactly why we have designed our combination package of wedding photography and videography.

Just like our separate packages come in three levels, the Sidpix Studios combo package offers three different options.These options include between six and ten hours of coverage with one or two photographers and videographers. If you’re choosing our top-of-the-line Renaissance package, we’ll even include a third videographer dedicated to delivering cinematic live reels for your social media followers!

Highlights, teasers, and drone footage are also part of the options. No matter which package you choose, you’ll receive the complete footage in raw format, allowing you to get even more creative and produce those life-long memories.


How Soon Should You Book Your Wedding Photographer andVideographer?

The simple answer to this question is ‘as soon as possible.’ Successful wedding photographers often get booked up months in advance, especially if you’re getting married on a weekend or during prime wedding season.

For most couples, finding a professional wedding photographer and videographer is close to the top of their to-do list after finding a venue. Our team here at Sidpix Studios would suggest starting even earlier. Don’t be afraid to contact us to talk through the options while you’re still looking to secure a venue. We’re always happy to help you create dream images and footage of your wedding.


Are You Ready to Choose Your Wedding Photographer andVideographer?

Matching budgets, goals, and packages may all sound a little unromantic, that’s for sure. But it all helps us capture images and footage that you’ll cherish for generations.

It’s that perfect image that you’ll keep on your mantelpiece or the reel that your friends just can’t stop watching. It’s images you’ll share with your children, your parents, and other family members. Capturing those is our passion. Get in touch today and let us help you capture the magic moments of your wedding!