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December 19, 2013

5 Factors to Consider When it Comes to Wedding Prices


How much does wedding photography cost? There is no denying it, wedding photography is not cheap. Well, it can be, but we all know what happens when Uncle Frank brings his nice new camera to the wedding…

Here is a list to consider when you start pricing wedding photography, whether you look at packages or alacarte, these are some factors that you should keep in mind.

1. What is the photographer’s base price? Just remember that if the price is too good to be true… it is!WEDDING, FORT, COLLINS, BACKYARD

2. Does the photographer offer packages? If so is he or she married to those prices? No two weddings are exactly the same, so we at Stark Bellamy offer packages, but also offer¬†alacarte so we can customize it to the bride and groom’s needs.

3.Does the photographer only sell prints or does he/she provide usage of the digital files? All of our wedding shoots come with free unlimited usage of the photos for personal prints or use on social media. You are welcome to get them printed anywhere or we can do it for you (psst, ours will look better).

4. What kind of experience comes with the price? Weddings are big events with a lot of things going on at once and generally it is all happening on a tight schedule. Make sure your photographer can handle the stress and roll with whatever changes come along. You also might want to know the experience level of the second shooter.

5. Should I spend a lot of money on the photography as opposed to the cake, flowers, catering, dress, etc.? Consider this; 15 years from now, you are sitting with your kids talking about your wedding. What will you have to show them? The cake will be long gone, the flowers dead, the food eaten, and the dress packed away. The dress, photos and marriage are the only timeless parts of your wedding day. So what will you show your kids?

Weddings are an expensive investment in your future. There is only one life event that is bigger and you probably don’t want a photographer in the delivery room. Call us so we can talk about the photographic portion of your wedding investment.

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Eric Bellamy
Wedding Photojournalist at Stark Bellamy Photography
Eric Bellamy is an award-winning photojournalist whose work has appeared on the likes of ESPNHS, the New York Times, Denver Post and more. He now focuses on editorial-style wedding photography and portraiture. He lives with his wife and children, and enjoys climbing rock and ice as well as sampling good wine and food in Northern Colorado.