Whether you’re a Marine Corps Unit looking for a Marine Corps Ball photographers, a senior looking for senior portraits, a couple looking for a professional wedding photographer, the big question is always: How much is a professional photographer going to cost me?
There are a few things to ask yourself when choosing a professional Kauai photographer. Is there a price value on your wedding night memories? Most customers say no. What about senior portrait prices? Senior portraits are another important part of a person’s life, signifying moving from one chapter of their life to another. Isn’t it worth paying a bit more to hire a true professional senior portrait photographer to know you will have great photos to cherish for a lifetime? The price of the photos could range from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars depending on the photographer but the value sometimes cannot be measured.
When choosing a professional photographer for your photography services it is best to make your decision based on value, not just the cheapest price. Think of it like you would consider any other important purchasing decision.
Pricing for Event Photography
Something to think about when considering event photographers is event photography pricing. Event photography covers a wide range of photography services, thus the pricing for event photography services will vary depending on the type of event. Many event photographers charge Marine Corps Units just to come out to do their Marine Corps Ball photography. In 99% of the cases, good companies do not charge the Unit to come out for their Marine Corps Ball. They make money when Marines and guest make purchases. In most cases, good companies actually donate fundraisers to the Marines to help with the costs associated with their Ball.
With event photography for corporate parties, there are many different pricing models that come into play. Many companies hire a photographer for a flat fee based upon the number of people at the event. In some cases, companies pay for a specific number of photos in advance. One customer knew they were going to have 100 couples at their event and paid us up front for 1 5×7 for each couple and allowed them to purchase more if they wished.
When considering an event photographer, think about if you want on-site printing or prefer to have the photos shipped directly to the customers. All of these things play a significant role in the cost for your event photographer.
Why on earth do most Wedding Photographers Prices vary so much?
With most photographers, once you throw the words “wedding photographer,” prices go through the roof. The reality is there are a vast majority of wedding photographers whose prices are extremely high. As a matter of fact, Wedding photography in general can seem overpriced at times. You may Google “Wedding Photographers” and find the website of a photographer whose work impresses you…until you see their price. Then if you even think about keeping the original images, or negatives, the prices can be insane. That is why good studios now have “Keep Your Image Pricing” for senior portrait and wedding photography. Digital photography has revolutionized the industry and many of the wedding photographers out there haven’t come along for the ride.
A good, ethical photographer’s goal should not be to just part you from your money! Professional photographs are a wonderful way to capture your memories. Choosing the right photographer is important and the photos they take can be priceless.
You should never be pressured into paying more than you can afford to pay for wedding pictures, but you shouldn’t assume they are a rip-off or some sort of scam. After the guests are gone, the gifts are opened and the honeymoon is over, aside from your marriage, your photos are what you have left. Good professional photographers will provide you with photos worthy of becoming part of your family’s history. To learn more about our wedding photography service visit our wedding page.
Photographers do a lot more than just showing up and taking pictures. Below is a list of just a few things that are relevant to ALL professional photographers.