Investment (aka pricing :)
I work within your budget. I try to price myself just above the casual hobbyists who bought the most expensive camera BestBuy had to offer, but far below the outrageous prices of the big city photographers.
Wedding Photography is an investment. You can spend $400 or you can spend $4000, but the decision you make will be one of the most important of all wedding choices you have. More than with any other profession, you get what you pay for with wedding photography. Photography isn't my hobby; it's my passion! I've studied it, and I'm constantly searching for new ways to get better, so that I can make you happy.
I do pricing a bit different than most every photographer around. Im not going to charge you $3000 for an album or $2000 for a dvd of all your images. Im going to give those to you at cost or somewhere very near cost. What you are paying for is my service. I believe that will help keep your cost down. I want you to have an album and/or a DVD of all your images, so I keep that cost minimal so that you can have the best possible experience.
After all that, I can tell you that my photography service starts out around $2200. We can go up from there. We can go down from there, but regardless of what we decide on, you will be happy you chose me. I guarantee it. If you need proof, meet with me or ask for references. I'd be happy to give them.
I was asked recently by a wedding planner why wedding photography was so important. I didnt want to give the same ole cliche answer of "Because it's the happiest day of your life!" So I thought about it and after a few moments I answered the best way I could.. I told her that wedding photography is so important because it's not that day that is so important, it's the start of a legacy and the start of a family that is documented. Generations from now, great grandchildren will see photos on a wall of a family that began on one single day.
So what does that mean to you? It means that I want to shoot for you, and it means that I am humbled and honored that you would even consider me for such an important task. I do not, nor will I ever want to be the most expensive photographer in the area. I want to work with you to find a package that works with your budget and your needs so that at the end of your wedding day, you know that the first day in your family's history was documented the best way it could've been.
Email me for a specific quote and thanks so much for considering me! It truly is an honor.