Wedding Photography Pricing
The pricing of wedding photography is actually quite confusing as the digital age has impacted the photography industry in many ways.
Couples today expect to receive a digital collection of all their full size images on a dvd or stick, but most still want help and guidance from their chosen studio to prepare a polished final product that will stand the test of time as a lasting memory of their wedding day, be it books or framed enlargements.
Typically a full coverage, that includes approximately 5 hours of photography, involves photos at the bride’s home, pictures of the service, photography at a park or other venue and finally coverage of the bride and groom’s entrance to their reception.
Usually the fee for the services of a photographer and assistant for this period of time, including the digital files would be $1750. We understand that events don't always happen to a strict schedule and give you some leeway in timing. This coverage usually gives you approximately 600-900 ready to print images on a USB stick.
Some of the options available to complete your photographic experience would include adjusted, retouched and composed prints for framing, or perhaps the new look photo albums that have become so popular.
Print pricing is as follows:
2x3’s are $2 4x6’s are $5
5x7’s are $15 8x10’s are $20
11x14’s are $45 16x20’s are $75
Albums are priced by size of the book with all containing on average 100 selected images arranged on approximately 60 pages
7x7inch books are $175
8x10inch books are $250
11x13 or 12x12inch books are $325
Confirmed brides and grooms are eligible for 50% discounts off engagement portraiture and prints
A deposit is required to hold a wedding date with the balance due upon delivery of the dvd about a week after the wedding.
Reduced coverage, smaller weddings as well as travel/destination weddings are available by quotation.
Photography consultations by phone, email or in person are always free and always welcome
Sitting fees in the studio for an individual are $125, while studio groups of 2 or more are $150-200 depending on complexity. Sub-groups, after the initial grouping are $25 per arrangement. One retouched, adjusted file is included in the sitting fee with additional images costing $10 each.
Location photography, in homes or parks etc., are priced from $250 depending on complexity with similar extra charges for additional groupings.
Proofs are quickly posted and accessed either as email attachments if size permits, or via a secure link sent that opens up with all the images. If however you would prefer photo proofs instead, 4x6’s can be made for a nominal amount. This is often a helpful tool when comparing proofs of larger groupings as sometimes computer screen resolution is not up to the task.
Sitting fees are normally paid at the time of the photography. Blemishes, wrinkles, glares and shut eyes all can be fixed easily. Images can be turned in B&W look or sepia look prints too, at your request.
2x3”- $2 4x6”- $5
Volume pricing for groups etc by quotation
Larger prints are dry mounted at no additional charge
Cash, debit, cheque, M/C, Visa, and Amex welcome