With 2015 just hours away it’s time to get this show on the road! This is the final part of the pave the way for 2015 series. In part 1 I spoke of the need to change the structure of the system to make more sense – packages vs a la cart vs a mixture of the 2. In part 2 I spoke of one of the exciting new features I will be using this season which are an extra cost for me. Now it’s on to part 3, unveiling the new rates and a few of the very real world reasons for why.
Many people do look at the cost of wedding photography and assume that it’s a rip off – we’re all rich folk earning 3k every day. While 2-5k may be what we charge for weddings, we are by no means making 3k a day! There’s a whole lot that goes into things behind the scenes. Here’s a link which describes a very real scenario –
And here’s another describing a similar scenario –
Now I’m not going to make a list for you like they did, because both of their posts are already pretty dead on (change a few factors here and there) and need no additions to it. Also, I don’t want to bore you with numbers. So what I’m going to say on this is this: Behind the artist, behind the guy in the suit and tie with the big camera bag is a person with a wife and newborn child. Behind the logo is a person that needs to eat and pay bills. Behind the wedding album is a person that is trying his best to support his family.
Now I can get off my soapbox and move on to the meat and potatoes – the new rates!!!!
Extremely Fancy - $4150
Full Day Wedding Coverage | Second Photographer | Engagement Shoot | Online ordering and proofing gallery |High Resolution images with print release | Custom DVD with CustomPLUS Packaging | $700 Fine Art Album Credit* | Two 4x6 parent albums*
Really Fancy - $3350
Full Day Wedding Coverage | Second Photographer | Engagement Shoot | Online ordering and proofing gallery |High Resolution images with print release | Custom DVD with Packaging*
Fancy - $2550
Full Day Wedding Coverage | Engagement Shoot | Online ordering and proofing gallery |High Resolution images with print release | Digital Delivery*
The Friday Night special - $1800 (available only for Friday weddings)
8 hours of wedding day coverage* | Online ordering and proofing gallery |High Resolution images with print release | Digital delivery*
*indicates items which may be upgraded
As you can see, not so much of a giant rate hike. But yes there are some changes and some new restrictions. The packages are take them as they are. Some things may be upgraded but no longer will I allow downgrades to packages. It's like buying a fancy dinner - you don't ask the waiter if it will be $3 less if you don't get the salad with your $35 dinner plate. I feel that these prices are very fair. I hope you all do as well!
That does it for me for now Happy new year!!!!!!