Stepping out of your comfort zone is sometimes not that easy but the other day I did and drove out to Bealeton, Virginia and spent the afternoon with a group of creative young women and we turned out some amazing portraits. Great Marsh Estate was the setting and Brittany was our leader of this amazing Valentine theme session that she coordinated. Once I was home and started seeing all the images from the 7 different photographers, I then started thinking about a question that I see on a lot of social media groups.
Why wedding photography is so expensive?
Well I guess expense is relative to ones budget and the importance of the item. Often you are paying for all of our creativity, knowledge and not let's forget our time management skills to keep your payment where you want it! Oh and let's not forget you want these images for years to come and to pass along to your kids. Yes photographers have equipment that costs and our time to be with you for 8 or more hours and oh yes the time going through the 2500 images from your event that we need to shift through to give you what is presentable, but we do a lot more! I know personally I am often the only person in the room that knows how to get the bride in her gown. I also, make it a point to meet the staff at the venue to keep your event on schedule to provide you with the best images...to prevent the conversation of "Do you want to pay for more hours?" You are also paying for our professionalism and to get your images in a timely manner and not 2 months down the road. (No shade). I have heard from many brides..."I never got my images." or "I wish we would have spent more on photography." Face it, there are tons of photographers out there but make sure you are selecting someone that values the importance of your day and isn't going to miss your first kiss as husband and wife.
Click on the links of our amazing vendors from this shoot:
Bride Hair & Makeup: @yisellsmakeup
Bridesmaids Hair & Makeup: @sarahkhanartistry