How much should I be paying for wedding photography and wedding videography?
Updated: Jan 14, 2021
The average cost of UK wedding photography is £1500, with wedding videography coming in at £1250. From personal experience, the more money you spend, the more experienced and busier that particular wedding photographer or wedding videographer is. The busier a wedding photographer is a testament to the quality of their work.If you feel the quote you have received is really cheap, there’s probably a reason for that. They will either be fresh out of University or inexperienced amateurs who are looking to make a bit of extra money. This is where the experience comes in. The more experienced your wedding photographer or videographer is, the more likely they are to capture all of the unforgettable moments from your day to the highest quality, because they would have done it time and time again.
One bit of advice I would give to couples who are looking to book their wedding photographer or videographer is invest a little bit more if it is within your budget. Moving up from £500 to £750+ would make a huge difference in quality of work you would receive. I have found that people who charge £750+ are full time wedding photographers & videographers, meaning they have more time to spend on editing your photos & videos to the highest of standards. Finally, with a higher price tag comes a better quality of service. You should be provided with contracts, terms and conditions and invoices, sometimes people who offer cheap packages might not be an official business, meaning you might not be able to get any money back if you aren’t happy with the product they have provided you with. So if you can, spend that little bit extra because you will be happier in the long run, you don’t get a second chance at shooting your wedding so hiring an experienced professional wedding photographer or videographer is definitely the best way to go. If you want a one roof solution, see more of my quality work in both fields of photography and videography.