Over the years we have worked with hundreds of couples on every aspect of their wedding. As a full service photography company, we know that the discerning couple wants to understand the full picture. One of our most common questions is “What impacts the price of wedding photography?”
Our photography packages begin at $3750, and our videography packages begin at $3000. We know that these numbers come with a bit of sticker shock- particularly for those local to our area. There are several factors that influence the price of luxury photography, and we want to take the time to explain each of them.
Quality of Equipment
At Rebecca Ann Aesthetic, we believe that the equipment used to capture your wedding memories is of the utmost importance. We use only the highest quality cameras, lenses, and lighting equipment to ensure that we capture the best possible images. The cost of top-of-the-line equipment is reflected in our pricing. We believe it is worth it to ensure that you receive the best possible results.
For reference, on any given wedding day we will arrive with five cameras at a minimum, multiple forms of lighting and about a dozen lenses. These allow us to capture any moment that may occur- as each specific scenario will require specific gear.
Beyond that, you’ll see us with styling boxes, filters, clear umbrellas and a whole host of other things. These don’t carry a high price tag on their own- but have been invaluable time and time again. Your major investment is in the thought that goes into ensuring that absolutely nothing can go wrong.
To put it simply- Rebecca Ann Aesthetic has the gear to ensure that no image ever goes missing. We have never had a corrupted card or lost images. We have never had to stop a shoot for rain. You’ll never have to worry about “we can’t capture that.”
Experience and Expertise
Another factor that influences the price of luxury photography is the experience and expertise of the photographer. At RAA, our photographers have years of experience capturing weddings and know how to work in different lighting situations and weather conditions. Our expertise allows us to capture the most beautiful and unique images that will stand the test of time.
Consider this logically. We’ve invested thousands of dollars per year in ongoing education, training our staff and staying on the cutting edge of everything wedding related. It’s a major red flag if you find a company with our level of experience who is charging low rates. This means they know their work is subpar and by selecting lower budget clients they are protecting themselves from their own inevitable failures.
We offer additional services to our clients to enhance their photography experience. For example, we offer engagement shoots, photo albums, and other add-ons that can increase the overall price of your package. These additional services are entirely optional, but we find that many clients appreciate the convenience and customization that they provide.
We also never include things just for the sake of making more money. You wont find “fluff” services available on our roster. Our engagement sessions are hand styled and can happen in any city in the world. Photo albums and prints are done through a bespoke printing shop that only uses hand made materials. We outsource nothing.
Travel and Logistics
If you are getting married in a location that requires extensive travel, the price of your package will be affected. At Rebecca Ann Aesthetic, we factor in travel and logistics when determining pricing. We want to ensure that we can provide our services to clients wherever they may be. We also take into account the time and resources required to get to and from the location, as well as any additional costs associated with travel.
While we travel pretty much anywhere in western Kentucky, southern Illinois and Indiana, as well as middle Tennessee- something that requires a plane ticket or an overnight stay will impact the cost of your overall package. Don’t worry, we will itemize those numbers for you and we keep costs lower than other companies in this realm.
Time and Effort Impact the Price of Wedding Photography Extensively
Lastly, it is essential to consider the amount of time and effort that goes into capturing your wedding memories. At our company, we take great care to ensure that we capture every special moment of your wedding day, from getting ready to the final dance. Our photographers work long hours to ensure that they capture every moment and that each image is edited to perfection. This level of dedication and effort is reflected in our pricing, but we believe it is essential to ensure that you receive the best possible results.
Beyond that, we pay our employees a very liveable wage. When we first started at Rebecca Ann Aesthetic we made a commitment to ensure that anyone who ever works for us wants to stay with us for many years. Our second shooters often make more money on a specific wedding than Becca or Mandy does. This is one area of our business that we have never compromised on- and is part of our core values and commitments to society as a whole.
In conclusion, there are several factors that influence the price of luxury wedding photography. At our company, we take great care to ensure that we provide the highest quality services to our clients, and we believe that our pricing reflects this commitment. We believe that photography is an investment in memories that will last a lifetime, and we strive to provide our clients with the best possible results. If you are interested in learning more about our services and pricing, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have and provide you with a custom quote for your wedding photography needs. Just click the link below!