Budgeting for weddings, the wedding photography budget

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Real World Budgeting

In the real world and at the top of everyone's list is budgeting, for weddings regardless of size, affordability is always on the cards. Today, wedding photography budgets vary drastically as do wedding photographers competencies. So where do you start? Well, I have prepared the table key to help you compare the contrasting options available, a rough guide to help you get the most from your wedding budget. Simply determine the photographer’s skill level matching it against the value you would expect to pay. Variables such as associated risks and the risk likelihood show as highlighted colours in a tiered colour scheme, the corresponding quality of results range from green through to red.

Affordable Photographer

The high-end professional will be an affordable photographer for some couples but not for others, affordability can mean both inexpensive and exorbitant fees, funnily enough it depends what side of the fence your wallet is on. The reasonable answer and sensible approach to personal cost-effective photography is to reverse match your financial outlay to the photographers skill level. On the other hand, if skill level is an essential factor then choose the quality of photographer’s expertise to indicate the expected price bracket.


This is my take on things, as you can see, wedding photography results come in a whole gamut of colours. The above table is definitely up for debate, it's all subjective, the assessment is only how I consider it, please bear in mind everyone will have their own view. Whilst cost is always a consideration, do not let price cloud your judgement. It's all about choices, in all but a few occasions, you only have one opportunity to get this right, just be choosy about choosing.


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