Price is based off of a photographers talent (experience), their demand and what they can produce for your wedding day.
Talent usually comes with age and experience. Someone with a years experience will usually not have the talent like someone with 10 years experience. That doesn’t mean that someone new is bad, it just means that they lack the experience that is needed if something suddenly pops up, like the ring bearer dropping the rings for example.
The better they are, the higher they generally will cost.
Second, their demand.
As a wedding photographer becomes more popular, they usually have a higher demand and with such, higher prices. Someone that is getting many leads is usually priced too low for their work, so they raise their price to effectively weed out couples that they feel are not worth their time.
There is nothing wrong with that, it’s just marketplace and the demand that customers put on them for their work.
Third, the packages and what they offer and can produce.
So, if you have a package that offers literally everything you need, like our complete collection, then you’ll pay more for it than a package that offers less like our Photo/Film Collection. The difference is an added engagement session and How-We-Met film. It boils down to what you want and what you are willing to pay for it.
Think of it this way, wedding packages are much like a new car. Each new car manufacturer offers a model car with various trims in it. Let’s take Honda for example and their Honda Passport. This is a mid-sized SUV that has 4 trim levels, a Sport, EX-L, Touring and Elite.
Each trim level is the same car, they just have different features and those features range in price from roughly $32,000 to $43,000.