Last week we ran a Wedding on a Budget post focusing on cheap wedding venues. After booking your venue the next step is figuring out who will be photographing your big day. The average cost of wedding photographer prices in 2014 (according to survey of 16, 000 brides conducted by The Knot) is $2,556. That means that nearly 10% of the wedding budget is spent on the photography. The average wedding photographer prices are higher than the average individual cost of the wedding/event planner, florist, and wedding dress! But this does not have to be the case. Affordable wedding photographers are definitely out there. You just need to know where to look!
Cheap Wedding Photographers NYC
Finding affordable wedding photographers in New York City is not an easy task. Everything in NYC costs a little more than normal, and wedding photographers are no different. If you’re really looking to keep the cost down I suggest talking to a current photography school student. New York is home to great institutions such as New York Film Academy and the New York Institute of Photography. Students are always looking for extra work and experience, and most are equipped or have access to high quality camera equipment. But just like a professional photographer check their portfolio, and talk to them thoroughly about what you would like to get out of your photographs. And no matter the price, if you don’t feel completely comfortable with the photographer don’t be afraid to walk away.
If you want to use a professional in the NYC area consider J & J photography. They offer fair prices and still provide couples with great quality pictures. And where other photographers may shy away from same-sex wedding, J & J Photography actually offers discounted prices to the LGBT community making their prices even more inviting.
Utah Wedding Photographers
James Erick Photography is the winner of the Utah Wedding Photographers “Couples Choice Award” in 2014. All of his prices are posted online and he has many wedding photography packages to choose from. And with his unique wedding package builder you can customize your purchase, put in the items that you want, and instantly see the price up front.
Los Angeles Wedding Photographer
In the Los Angeles area be sure to check out Altar Image Photo. They offer engagement shoots, wedding photography, Boudoir sessions, photo booth, and photo albums. But the big revelation is that her wedding packages start at $850. This price includes unlimited wedding day coverage and a DVD copy of your images.
Want to learn more tips on saving money planning your wedding? Check out all of our tips here.