In the previous article, we talked about why wedding photography is so expensive. But how can we get amazing memories and still save on wedding photography?
Choose a budget you
are comfortable with.
First of all, think about your budget. How much are you actually willing to invest in your wedding photographer? Once you have the answer, look around for photographer in that price range. If you are working with a tight budget, look into new professionals or photography students. They may lack some experience but they can easily overcome this issue with their strong will to prove themselves.
Professional and well established photographer may some times offer discount or promotions but they will most likely not accept negotiations.
Look for offers and discounts.
Some photographers may offer discounts for early bookings or to fill the few dates left available in their calendars.
It is however very important to keep in mind that prices may change due to inflation or just because a photographer is getting popular.
Booking your photographer early on will get you to save on your wedding photography in the long run, even though you may not get an actual discount.
Digital over prints
As we said before, prints can be very expensive. While getting only digital file, you can print your own photos as many times as you want saving a great amount of money. Also, digital prints can be sent out to family and friends by email allowing them to get their copies without spending any extra.
It’s better to have a professional photographer for few hours than no photographer at all.
We previously saw how time is one of the reason why wedding photography is expensive. Instead of renouncing completely to a professional photographer look for someone who offers coverage even just for a few hours. 1 or 2 hours with a professional photographer will be enough to give you a good amount of high quality, long lasting, unique memories.