Professional Wedding Photographers and Pictures

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Selecting a wedding photographer is probably one of the most important decisions you will come cross when planning a wedding. Whether your wedding is at home or a destination wedding you want to make it a memorable experience. To ensure you are able to continue to relish the moment and enjoy your pictures for a lifetime, a professional photographer is a must. Photography is an art and an experienced and creative photographer should be able to capture your special day with ease.

Destination weddings are very popular these days. You can hire a local photographer but the down side is you probably won't get to physically view their work. Some photographers are willing to travel - just ask. You may be surprised as to how reasonable they can be.

I have been fortunate enough to have had two very important weddings pretty much back to back and both completely different. One was in New York, the other a destination wedding in Ft. Myers Beach, Fl. Here are some professional photos of both of them.

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Destination Wedding Photos

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Asking Questions

The best photographers can usually be found through word of mouth through a recently married friend or mother of the bride. Ask to see their wedding album, most newly wed brides are more than happy to oblige. Once you find a photographer you like ask a variety of questions. These are the one I asked when my daughter was getting married.

How long in business?

Do you have any other weddings booked for that week?

What are the packages and fees ? And hours of work?

Do we get to keep the proofs?

How many rolls of film do you shoot?

What wedding design albums do you offer?

Can I custom design a package?

How long before you deliver?

How much do you charge to travel for a destination wedding?

Idea of Traditional Packages

A good photographer will take the time to explain and answer all your questions. They will also show you a selection of their photo albums and different professional pictures taken. They should have a wide selection of shots to show some of their work including black and white photographs as well as special effect shots taken with special lenses. I particularly like the fish eye lense.

Wedding picture prices can range from basic low cost to high end expense packages. If you are concerned about the wedding photography package prices you can always select the most affordable to fit your budget and make sure to remind friends and family to take their cameras as well. For my daughters wedding we ended up doing this and the amateur pictures turned out pretty amazing. As an example and to give you an idea here is a package quote we received for both traditional and classic wedding photography packages.

 

Traditional Packages

7 Hour

$3,195

7 consecutive hours

All proof images in spiral bound proof book

Online album posting for friends and family

7x7 Standard Coffee Table Book (60 images)

(2) 5X5 Standard Coffee Table Book Parent Albums (up to 100 images)

 

6 Hour

$2,695

6 consecutive hours

All proof images in spiral bound proof book

Online album posting for friends and family

7x7 Standard Coffee Table Book (50 images)

(2) 5X5 Traditional Coffee Table Book Parent Albums (up to 100 images)

5 Hour

$2,195

5 consecutive hours

All images in spiral bound proof book

Online album posting for friends and family

7x7 Traditional Coffee Table Book (40 images)

 

4 Hour

$1,695

4 hours of consecutive photography

All images in spiral bound proof book

Online album posting for friends and family

7x7 Traditional Coffee Table Book (30 images)

 

3 Hour

$1,395

Up to 3 hours of consecutive photography

All images in spiral bound proof book

Online album posting for friends and family

7x7 Traditional Coffee Table Book (25 images)

 

Popular Additions

Engagement Portraits $250

Includes up to 1 hour of photographer’s time and talent, online posting, (1) 11x14 wall portrait

Extra hour of photography $395

5x5 Parent album $295

CD of all the images $495

Additional Photographer $100 per hour

Upgrade from 7x7 Traditional Album to 10x10 Classic Album $500

Upgrade from 7x7 Traditional Album to 12x12 Classic Album $750

7x7 Album – each set of 10 additional images $175

Classic Packages

 

ClassicPackages

Complete Coverage

$6,500

Up to 10 consecutive hours of photography

Additional photographer

All proof images in hard bound proof book

Online album posting for friends and family

12x12 Classic Coffee Table Book (75 images)

(2) 7x7 Traditional Coffee Table Book Parent Albums (25 images each)

(2) 5x5 Traditional Coffee Table Book “Favorites” Albums (up to 100 images each)

All digital negatives on archival CD

 

7 Hour

$4,650

7 consecutive hours of photography

Additional photographer

All proof images in hard bound proof book

Online album posting for friends and family

12x12 Classic Coffee Table Book (50 images)

(2) 7x7 Traditional Coffee Table Book Parent Albums (25 images each)

 

6 Hour

$3,850

6 consecutive hours of photography

Additional photographer

All proof images in hard bound proof book

Online album posting for friends and family

10x10 Classic Coffee Table Book (50 images)

(2) 7x7 Traditional Coffee Table Book Parent Albums (25 images each)

 

5 Hour

$3,250

5 consecutive hours of photography

Additional photographer

All proof images in hard bound proof book

Online album posting for friends and family

10x10 Classic Coffee Table Book (40 images)

(2) 7x7 Traditional Coffee Table Book Parent Albums (25 images each)

 

Popular Additions

Engagement Portraits $395

Includes session fee for photographer’s time and talent, online posting, & (1) 11x14 wall portrait

Rehearsal Dinner Coverage $995

Includes up to 2 hours of photographer’s time and talent, online posting

Extra hour of photography $495

(1)

5x5 Traditional Coffee Table Book “Favorites” Album (up to 100 images) $295

(1)

7x7 Traditional Coffee Table Book Parent Albums (25 images) $395

Each set of 10 extra images for the 10x10 Album $275

Each set of 10 extra images for the 12x12 Album $375

Archival CD of all digital images $495

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fastfreta 7 years ago from Southern California

Beautiful wedding photos. Who are they? Very good hub.


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Bail Up ! 7 years ago Author

FastFreta Thank you. The top fall photos are from my sister's wedding. The beach wedding was my daughters. I was the maid of honor for both :)


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prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

thanks for share about wedding topic. it looks professional. complete with the package and picture also. very beautiful.


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Bail Up ! 7 years ago Author

Prasetio30

Thank you so much for kind words. Appreciate your comments!


jtimages 6 years ago

wow.........Its fabulous!


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Bail Up ! 6 years ago Author

jtimages

glad you liked these. i did too :)

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