Having been invited to capture over 20500 weddings in Melbourne, we’ve seen first-hand how expensive your bBig dDay can get. From the venue to your dress, transport, entertainment, and cake, it all adds up – and quite quickly.
While you can sometimes negotiate the date, number of guests, and even the location, there’s one thing that we think you can’t overlook: hiring an experienced wedding photographer to capture your day. After all, professional photography is incomparable, and your wedding photos will last a lifetime. Precious moments can’t be relived long after the day is over!
With all that in consideration, it is possible to hire an affordable wedding photographer for your day. Here’s a few things to keep in mind when it comes to booking one of your most important suppliers:
Set your budget
Just like the rest of your elements, it’s important to sit down and realistically discuss your budget when it comes to your wedding photographer. Remember, their responsibility is to follow you around all day and evening and capture anywhere from 500 up to 800 photos. And, their job isn’t over when the day is done: they will also need to process and edit the images before sending to you. Keep all this behind-the-scenes work in mind when considering your budget.
Book well in advance
Most wedding photographers are booked up two yearsto a year in advance, leaving you with no choice but to go for a photographer that is way out of your budget, or worse, doesn’t understand you and your partner’s style. By securing your favourite wedding photographer at least 12-18 months earlier means you’ll be able to better stay on track budget-wise.
Consider your wedding coverage
A full day wedding photography generally includes 8 hours of continuous coverage, which is sufficient time for many couples who are hosting their ceremony and reception in the same place. However, if you’re celebrating in different locations, you might need more than 8 hours to photograph your day. By that same token, don’t pay for more than you need, and remember to always ask the important questions prior to booking.
Premium Melbourne wedding photography at an affordable price
ATEIA has had the privilege and pleasure of being asked to capture many weddings over the years. We understand that your wedding photos will be one of the most important aspects of your day, and there’s no room for error. We ensure that our professionalism and customer service are equal to the first-class imagery that we will produce for you.
We offer two inclusive packages to suit your budget, with optional upgrades so you are in total control of how much you want to pay for your wedding photography. We believe transparency is important, which is why we have listed our prices without any hidden costs. We invite you to view our photo gallery to see some of our finest work before making a booking with us.
If you would like us to capture your special day, please contact ATEIA Photography today to meet the team.