Photography is one of the biggest-ticket items in a wedding. In 2010, an average wedding budget was around $27,000 and the top three ticket items were the venue/catering (around $11,500), Jewelry (around $3000) and wedding photography (around $3,100). Photographs last practically forever, well after the flowers and decoration ($1800) have been thrown away and the entertainment ($1400) has been forgotten.
For this reason it should also be of no surprise that unhappy couples and bitter feelings, when it comes to the wedding photos, do not go away so fast. And here is one example:
“Can I sue a wedding photographer who did a lousy job?
Hi All! This disappointing event happened many years ago when we hired a wedding photographer for our wedding. Even though many years have passed, I still feel we were treated unfairly by the photographer… read more
But the goal of course isn’t to sue the wedding photographer, but rather insuring all parties are happy with the outcome. Furthermore, in most cases good preparations, setting expectations and clear communications will insure not only a better outcome; but also a happy win-win relationship, which after all is what you and the photographer want to achieve.
As for the most a wedding isn’t something most couples practice on a regular bases here are some aggregated suggestions and idea to think about, these ideas can prevent misunderstandings, improve communications and help to insure that your memories of this special day will be exactly as you imagine and want them to be.
Selecting the right photographer for you- this is a topic for a separate blog: so we will not repeat all of it here , but remember this:
There are tens of thousands of wedding photographers in the US and they differ by many factors, including, shooting style, output delivered, personality, gender, age, languages, location, cost, and many more factors, there is no necessarily right or wrong. But making sure there is a good match is a very important base to build on.
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