Wedding Photography Prices from Leeds Wedding Photographer
Wedding Photography prices can vary enormously. Here at Leeds Wedding Photographer we have a range of wedding packages to suit all budgets. With all our packages, the quality of photography does not differ, you’ll still receive the same high quality images, it’s just the amount of hours involved and the presentation of the final images. We offer budget wedding photography for small registry office weddings wanting just a CD of images, mid-range wedding photography for those wanting something a bit more than just an hour or so photography and a CD, upper mid-range photography for clients who want to discuss their hopes and ideas for their wedding and receive a great record of the day with some fantastic images, a professionally designed, bespoke wedding album and movie-style DVD of their wedding. and finally high-end wedding photography for people that value the memories from the most important day or their lives and want their wedding day captured and presented in special and unique way that will last for generations.
Whether you’re looking for a budget wedding photographer, cheap wedding photographer, recommended wedding photographer or award-winning wedding photographer, before you make your choice make sure you read our article to help you understand the differences in wedding photography prices.
Unlike most photographers we publish all our prices online so you know what you’re getting and for what price – We have no hidden extras. Below is a basic guide to wedding photography prices and what you can expect to get for what money:
FREE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY – £0
This is when a friend or relative offers to take the photographs for you. You may think of choosing this option if you are on a very limited budget for wedding photography, but even then more often than not you won’t receive a professional service, just a CD of un-edited images, if that! Generally the sort of photographer that will offer to photograph your wedding for free won’t have much experience with wedding photography. Even if he or she is experienced in other fields of photography, it is unlikely they have photographed many weddings (otherwise they would be in the wedding photography business!). Professional wedding photographers know how to use the light, where to position themselves to capture the best informal shots and how to pose and position you and your guests to make you look your best for the posed photographs. Good professional photographers generally spend at least a few days after the wedding backing up, selecting, editing and improving your images. Someone who offers to take your photographs for free simply won’t have the time, skill or motivation do this. Imagine asking a part-time pilot who has taken a few flying lessons to pilot a jumbo jet! Would you be comfortable flying with him? Likewise would you be happy trusting the memories of the most important day of your life to someone who just hasn’t got the experience?
BUDGET WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY- Our Bronze Package
Most people looking for a budget wedding photographer just want some nice images from their wedding without any hassle. Unfortunately a lot of budget wedding photographers simply aren’t any good! You might as well throw your money away instead. Our budget packages offer high quality photographs at budget prices. How do we do this? We work from home with no expensive studio overheads and no receptionists or assistants. Have you heard the expression cutting out the middle-man? You deal directly with us and therefore we can keep our prices competitive. Our Bronze Package is available to people that are having a smaller wedding in Leeds with not many guests in a registry office service on a week day or a Sunday or a Saturday out of wedding season. Here at Leeds Wedding Photographer we offer registry office packages from just £499. This includes 2 hour’s coverage and CD of enhanced images. If you want something a bit more special we offer two hour’s coverage along with all the extras that come with our more expensive packages from just £799. This package includes a meeting with the photographer prior to the wedding, image enhancement, your choice of 20 favourite images, preview album of all images taken to keep, DVD slideshow of images edited together in a movie-style slideshow set to music, online web gallery and a Master CD of all images taken on the day for you to print from.
MID-RANGE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY – Our Silver Package
Most mid-range wedding photographers are offer a variety of packages. It’s hard to make a decision as there are so many options. Our packages are simple to understand with no hidden extras. Our Silver Package suits clients that want an enhanced service from the budget package. Our CD only Silver package which includes two meetings with the photographer, image enhancement and around 3 hours coverage is just £699. For those who want more than just a disc of images our standard Silver Package is just £1099 and includes around 3 hours photography, image enhancement to all your images, your choice of 30 favourite images in a designer album, DVD slideshow of images edited together in a movie-style slideshow set to music, online web gallery and a Master CD of all images taken on the day for you to print from.
This package is a great option for weekday weddings or smaller weekend weddings. For those not wanting a full day’s photography but wanting some great images from the wedding ceremony and a few posed family photographs after the service. All images are enhanced and come in a mixture of colour and black and white.
UPPER-MID-RANGE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY – Our Gold Package
If you’ve booked a fantastic venue, invited lots of friends and family and spent money on everything from the dress, flowers, cars, table decorations, wedding favours to a cake, then you’ll want all these details captured by a professional photographer that can reflect the amount of effort that’s gone into the wedding day. With this package we start photographing at the bridal preparations and finish at the start of the meal. We even stage a pretend cutting of the cake so you have that as a picture in your album even if you’re not cutting it until later. If you have speeches before the meal, we’ll stay to capture these at no extra charge! The standard CD only Gold Package includes 2 meetings with the photographer, around 5 hours coverage and a disc of enhanced images for just £799. Our enhanced Gold Package is £1199 and includes around 5 hours photography, image enhancement to all your images, your choice of 40 favourite images in a Wedding Book, DVD slideshow of images edited together in a movie-style 7 minute trailer set to music, online web gallery and Master CD of all images taken on the day.
HIGH-END WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY – Our Platinum Package
Our CD / USB Platinum package which includes two meetings with the photographer, image enhancement and all day coverage is just £999. For those who want more than just a disc or USB of images our standard Platinum Package is just £1499. What should you expect from a high-end professional wedding photographer? Here at Leeds Wedding Photographer if you book one of our high-end wedding photography packages, we will meet you 2-3 times as well as on the day of the wedding, spend the full day with you at the wedding, 4-5 days after the wedding editing the pictures and improving them, designing an album or Wedding Book if you choose one, editing together a movie-style DVD slideshow set to music, creating an online web gallery for your guests to view and make sure each one of your wedding images are finished and presented in a professional and way. You will see a preview design of your wedding album before it’s printed to check you’re happy with it. You can make as many changes as you want FREE of charge. Our bigger packages include Parent’s Copies of the album and even mini-copies for bridesmaids and ushers. With these packages we really go all out to give you exactly what you want! This is our most popular package as it includes coverage of the whole wedding day from bride getting ready right up until first dance!
Generally we suggest photography starts around an hour before the ceremony starts (we wait until you’ve had your hair and make-up done before we start photographing you of course…so you look your absolute best!). At this time we can still get those lovely pre-wedding shots of the dress hanging up, the shoes and the flowers along with the bridesmaids helping you get ready. Then we’ll leave you to finish off getting ready and head over to do some stylish pictures of the groom, best man and ushers. After that we’ll come back to your room to capture the moment as your father walks into the room and sees his daughter for the first time in her wedding dress. We then capture every expression and smile as you walk arm in arm with your father into the ceremony and see your husband to be for the first time that day. We unobtrusively capture those intimate moments during the ceremony as you exchange rings and say your vows, looking adoringly into each other’s eyes…then the kiss! After that it’s usually outside to be congratulated by your guests as we capture the informal reaction shots and then we organise the family photos that you’ve requested. We suggest keeping the number of formal photos to a minimum but we can work quickly to get these done so you’re not hanging around for hours and have plenty of time to chat to your guests. As our style of photography is informal, documentary-style or often known as “reportage”, we let you get on with enjoying the day as we capture the natural reaction shots of you and your guests. Just before you go through into the meal we’ll do a posed shot with the cake and then some shots of the guests at each table as they sit down for the “wedding breakfast”. We’ll photograph the speeches and the lovely moments and reactions of the guests to the jokes and revelations during that time. After the meal if you have more guests arriving for the evening we’ll photograph them arriving and then be there for the all-important first dance of your married life to that song that means so much to both of you!
Wow! What a day! All in all a pretty important day for you both. So now you can see how important choosing the right wedding photography package for you is. Here at Leeds Wedding Photographer we’re happy to meet you for a no-obligation quote to discuss your wedding. We’re based just 5 minutes from Leeds city centre so give us a ring on 0845 095 7160 or email us: email@example.com to arrange your appointment