The most common questions that people ask when booking a wedding photographer
Thousands of couples per day decide to take a big step and, I know you are one of these. 🙂 I also know that you have millions of questions about wedding photography.
Organising a wedding is not easy at all, there are so many things to take into consideration and plan.
In this article, I want to help you get rid of any doubt you may have regarding the organisation of a destination wedding.
1. How much does a destination wedding photographer cost?
Let’s start with the typical question that all the couples have in mind when they start to organise their wedding.
How much does a wedding cost?
Well, the answer to this question depends on the expectations you have on your big day. You certainly can organise a wedding with just a few thousands of euros or you may have a bigger expense.
The elements that create a price increase are many: the number of guests you can invite to participate at your destination wedding, in which location you decide to organise it and which services you want to include in your wedding package.
Regarding this, we offer a variety of services and packages.
So, how much does a destination wedding photographer cost? The person you choose has a lower or higher price depending on skills, previous experiences and services that can be included inside a wedding photography package.
Are you then organising an elopement wedding, an intimate wedding or a traditional one?
Would you like to find out the elements that will make the photographer price increase? Take a deeper look into this.
Answering this question is quite challenging, but we can definitely tell you that the average price of two professional photographers is about 2300€.
(Find out what this package includes).
2. Which services does include a wedding photography package?
Every photography studio offers different services according to personalised packages. These are decided after an audit of the main requests and additional services that can be added too.
Our photography studio offers many packages that comprehend lots of services according to the photographer’s experience and that includes everything you need.
Inside the photography wedding package you will have:
- Up to 12 hours of wedding day coverage
- 2 photographers
- Complimentary pre-wedding consultation
- 40 hours post-production
- 800 post-produced photos
- Digital Download
You can also add more services like:
- Additional hour for operator
- Third shooter
- Photo pre-wedding or after wedding session
- Fine-art Album.
We are here to explain in detail all our services. Have a look. 🙂
3. How many hours of work does a wedding contract include?
Our contract includes 12 hours of full service. According to our experience, these are enough to cover an entire wedding day.
From getting ready to the final party: we are gonna spend an entire day with you. For this reason, make sure you choose the right photographer to match your needs.
It is not enough to just like the previous work, you also need to have a connection because he will be the closest one to you during intimate and delicate moments when you will show your feelings and emotions.
The empathy you will have is very important.
4. How many people do work inside a photography team?
Our team is made by two professional photographers.
We won’t need any assistant to take place at the wedding but experienced photographers.
Inside our photography studio we decided from the beginning that we don’t see our job as a “welding machine”, but our desire is to take care of every detail and aspect of a wedding. Exactly, for this reason, we also decided to take just an event per day, to assure high standards and focus.
Once created a connection with the couple, our only thoughts are to capture amazing moments. Getting emotions and giving them back is what we aim to do. Every time there is empathy between the couple and the photographer the day passes smoother.
What will the couple need to take care of? Absolutely nothing.
A professional photographer will know what to do.
5. Do I have to pay the transfer costs and the accommodation of the photographer?
These are expenses to consider if you think to hire a destination wedding photographer. The costs are obviously different depending on the distance.
If the photographer is coming from another country, you need to consider the costs of transfer and accommodation of the team that will take care of your wedding day.
We advise considering an extra day of accommodation because you can better rely on a well-rested photographer for your big day.
An extra day can be useful also to look around and understand the particularity of the place and the most beautiful spots for the couple’s photoshoot. It is also a great idea to visit the places in which the different moments of the day will take place.
We normally talk about this with the couples in order to consider the best way for both.
We are photographers that travel and not the opposite.
Our mission is to capture your best moments and we are sure we can find a compromise.
How long does the photographer take to deliver the material?
The contract includes a maximum time of 7 months in order to deliver the complete wedding material of pictures and videos. We deliberately choose to extend this time because, during our busiest wedding season between April and October, we are travelling and out of the office most of the time.
Although, we try our best in order to reduce this timeline too.
7. How many pictures will I receive?
You will receive 800 high-definition and high-quality pictures, already post-produced and without the brand logo.
During these years we realised that the number of pictures is really important but what counts best is the quality and the post-produced work.
We noticed that with 800 pictures the couples are really satisfied: they can find in all the images we selected all the most important moments and also what they missed for different reasons.
8. Are the pictures we will receive already post-produced?
Once we collect and save all the necessary material, we make the first selection of pictures excluding all the imperfect one according to some technical details.
Afterwards, we edit every picture producing a nicer look along with an emotional impact.
We also play with colours, editing some images also in black and white.
All the 800 pictures are now ready to be delivered in high definition and without any brand logo.
9. Which is the accepted payment method? Deposit and final payment.
The couples that choose us are able to consider between different payment methods.
The payment can be made through:
- Bank account transfer
Our contract includes also instalment plans as follows:
- Deposit: 40% as soon as the contract is signed.
- Second deposit: 30% to pay two weeks prior to the wedding (through a bank account transfer or during the wedding day in cash)
- Final payment: 30% before the files are delivered.
10. Can I also have a printed professional photo book album?
Our photography studio also has the possibility to order a wedding photo album.
We offer different kinds of albums and formats that are personalised and created for every couple.
We also dispose of different choices of material and details.
Take a look at our recent blog post that explains how a wedding photo album is created.
11. How will I receive all the photo and video material of the wedding?
There are different ways to deliver the ultimate material to couples.
In particular, when we work with a destination wedding, the couple won’t easily come back to the Country of the wedding or anyway this will happen much later.
The only way to deliver the material is a digital download.
This occurs through different methods like specific platforms or a link to access the files.