After months of planning and years of dreaming, the wedding day flies by in an instant. That’s why photographers are one of the most important vendors—they capture every moment so you can hold onto the memories for a lifetime.
“Wedding photographs are the one thing you walk away with from your big day,” says photographer Emily Millay. “Brides and grooms are going through the motions of the day but think of all the candid moments they miss. Those are the moments that make up their wedding, and that’s why wedding photography is such an important investment.”
But reliable and talented wedding photographers don’t come cheap. According to Millay, the cost of a wedding photographer is influenced by experience, demand, and location. While prices vary, there are some commonalities.
Here’s everything you need to know about budgeting for a wedding photographer.