When it comes to wedding photography, you are paying for the photographers time and skill level - as well as expensive camera equipment, editing software and insurance. A study found that wedding photographers spend roughly 4% of their time actually taking photos.
- Photographers in general spend up to 60 hours working on every wedding. This includes studio consultations, travelling, setting up, actual photography time, uploading and backing up photos, editing and delivering photos, ordering albums, etc.
- Let's say a wedding photographer needs to make £40,000 per year, for a £28,000 wage (just under the UK average income) - with £12,000 worth of business expenses every year. If they can shoot 35 weddings a year, they need to charge £1,142 per wedding.
- Based on 60 hours of work per wedding, this breaks down to under £20 per hour. Do you think paying under £20 per hour seems expensive to hire a specialist for one of the most important days of your life that you can’t recreate?
Here's a couple of articles to help with finding the perfect wedding photographer