How Much Does a Wedding Photographer Cost?

Here is the breakdown of how much a wedding photographer will cost based on different packages and experience:

Typical Costs
  • Wedding photography is typically 10% of the total wedding budget. This is fair for wedding budgets up to $100k; the percentage may diminish for wedding budgets over $100k.
  • $$$ Photographers usually range between $3,000 to $6,000
  • $$$$ Photographers usually range between $6,000 to $10,000
  • $$$$$ Photographers usually start at $10,000; most high-end photographers cost $12k-$15k and up.
What Is Included?
  • Basic wedding photography packages may include 6~8 hours of wedding day coverage, pre-wedding consultation & timeline assistance, online proofing gallery, and a limited number of high-resolution, edited digital images.
  • Second photographer or assistant may be included depending on the photographer and starting price.
Additional Fees or A La Carte Items
  • Extra hourly coverage or overtime fee
  • Second photographer if it’s not included in the package
  • Engagement session
  • Boudoir session
  • Rehearsal dinner coverage
  • Day after brunch coverage
  • Albums or photo books
  • Travel costs for destination weddings{"url":"","count":1})


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