Wedding photography costs $1,600 to $3,600 on average but often exceeds $4,000 in major cities. Wedding photography prices range from $700 to $10,000, depending on the package, add-ons, location, and number of photographers.
Book your wedding photographer as early as possible, ideally as soon as you choose a date and reserve a venue. The best photographers book events more than 12 months in advance, especially for weddings during the peak season.
Before the wedding day
On your wedding day
After the wedding
Tipping a wedding photographer is not required but is usually appreciated. Consider tipping $50 to $200 to express your gratitude if the photographer exceeds your expectations.
Wedding photographers make $40,000 to $60,000 per year on average, depending on their experience and location.
Start by searching our list of wedding photographers, then compare reviews and costs. After finding and contacting potential services:
After asking questions and verifying their credentials, hire the photographer in your area.
Ask them the following questions when hiring a wedding photographer:
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