A wedding is the most unforgettable and the best moment in someone’s life. Preparing it isn’t a simple and easy task. There are many things that you have to arrange just before the wedding date is coming. One of the most important things that you ought to be conscious of is about the photography.
It’s said that once you mention the word “wedding,” prices quadruple. Wedding photography in particular can seem outrageously priced at times. Why on earth do you have to spend so much money just for some photographs?
Well, a photographer’s job isn’t as easy as showing up and taking a bunch of snapshots. An independent photographer is running a business. Businesses have operating cost and they take hard work to build and maintain.
A Photographer’s Expenses
• Equipment. High quality camera bodies can cost RM15,000. Lenses – which the photographer will need several of to capture different parts of the ceremony and reception – can cost RM6,000 each. And at 2,000 to 3,000 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.
• Taxes. Your photographer is (or should be) paying taxes on every dollar they makes, just like everyone else.
• Advertising. Word of mouth is great, but a photographer needs to keep his name out there. Advertising on Majalah Pengantin, one of the most prominent wedding planning resources around, costs at least RM2,000 per year.
Other Factors That Determine A Photographer’s Pricing
Hidden Work. 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 he gets the job or not. Your photographer will spend time with you before the wedding to go over your plan for the day, your required shot list, and the design of any albums you may wish to purchase.
Once the wedding is shot, your photographer will spend hours editing, retouching, and color-correcting hundreds of images and then creating an album and online gallery of your wedding photos.
Intangible Artistry. 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 some other field, wedding photographers have worked out their pricing scheme for a reason, and it’s not just to part you from your money! Professional photographs are a magnificent way to capture your memories. They are not necessary, 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 ripoff.
Once the cake is eaten and the flowers wilted, your photos (and your marriage!) are what you have left. A good photographer will supply you with photos that are praiseworthy of becoming part of your family’s record.
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