Are you tip-toeing your way through vendors and venues, asking questions, opening a spreadsheet and embarking on creating your first budget?
Are you wondering how much wedding photography costs in Whistler?
If you find yourself nodding your head right now, you’re in the right place. This is a (rather thorough) pricing guide of what wedding photography can cost. From how little to how much and what you can expect to receive in exchange for your hard earned dollars. And what you need to steer clear from.
Photography, especially wedding photography, is one of those careers that has yet to be standardized. What I mean by that is you don’t need any fancy 3 or 4-letter combinations that you paid a lot of money for after your name. Anyone can set up a shop. Brand yourself, throw up a website, swing open the doors, throw a party and boom, you’re in business. It’s not easy for an outsider to peer in with fresh eyes and easily see the difference without considerable time spent researching. Websites can offer insight but are by nature, built to sell. Venues and wedding planners have their list of recommended vendors, but they’re often very similar offering photographer A, B and C. You’re left hanging wondering where to slot in photographer D that a friend referred to you. It can be tricky. It comes down to transparency. A French novelist, Louis-Ferdinand Celine said
What is written clearly is not worth much, it’s the transparency that counts.
It’s difficult to know which questions to ask unless your photographer educates and empowers you with knowledge to make informed decisions. A seasoned photographer will speak to this without nuances, lingo or vagueness. No question is off limits. They will offer sound advice based on experience and they will talk openly searching to find a connection with you. A seasoned photographer will help you find the right solution for your unique needs.
Can wedding photography cost $10,000?
You are seeking a service, a talent, a personality, an experience, a mind reader and a predictable result for the most important day of your life. No biggie. For all of that, wedding photography can range from $2,000 to $10,000. Gasp… I know. Let’s get started.
How much does wedding photography cost in Whistler?
What’s the bottom line? $2,000 to $10,000 … really? Yes. But to put it in perspective and in effort of being fully transparent, here’s the top end and low end range that you’ll find with a ‘typical’ rate. Remember all the factors above play a role in these rates.
Free to $1,200, typically $750
$550 to $1,500, typically $750
Gadbois: $500 if on the wedding day, $750 for a dedicated photo shoot
$1000-$2,500, typically $1,700
Single full day wedding
$2,500-$6,500, typically $4,000
Half day wedding
$2,000 to $3,000, typically $2,500
Have a list of questions ready when you meet with your chosen photographers and treat it like an interview. They should be able to put all of their information comfortably on the table for you. Hiring the right wedding photographer is a huge decision but I’m confident that with some tools and knowledge, you’ll find exactly who you’re looking for.