Why Wedding Photography…

Why Wedding Photography seems to be so expensive

When someone books a wedding with us, they may not be aware that our true time commitment to our customer is sometimes , more than 40 hours.

We want our customers to understand that a professional photographer does more than “just shoot and burn a disk”. The wedding day is just part of the beginning.

As a professional photographer always I always take or photos in camera RAW format. This means that our workflow after the wedding is a day or more to process the 600-900 images. Yes, we do check / adjust each image for color balance, exposure, composition, etc as part of our processing. Then, we upload the entire wedding to the internet so family and friends can enjoy the photos. It takes quite a bit of time even with page templates and upload scripts to create/upload the 600-900 thumbnail images, larger images.

A few months after the wedding our happily married couple contacts us to go over their initial selection(s) for inclusion into their album and for prints. Many times we meet again and go over the 1st draft list, then select album covers, inserts or work up album page layouts. After the due process the images go “off to the lab” for printing/processing etc. The appointments, lab transportation, phone calls, emails, etc add a significant amount of time to a wedding client/time/process.

Anyway, as you go through the process of selecting your photographer ,please consider how much time and commitment a professional photographer is including in you wedding photography job as you look at the cost for capturing your most special day…your wedding


Wedding photography is the art of telling stories with a camera. It’s the art of studying human nature and using those observations to anticipate the actions of others, because you must be ready to record important events BEFORE they happen – otherwise, they pass by before you can even raise your camera.

It’s about being able to imagine something beautiful in your mind, and then knowing which lens to grab, what settings to use, and how to communicate your ideas to the couple in order to create that beautiful image in the camera.

Anyone can learn how to push the button and take a picture. Wedding photography is the art of knowing WHEN to push the button. And last but not least, wedding photography is the art of seeing beauty, in everyday life.

Julio Larregoity
Creative Wedding Photography