How To Save Money On Wedding Photography

It’s standard practice today for photographers to shoot the heck out of any event. We make more pictures than anyone could possibly use.  At the same time, brides and grooms are insisting they want ALL of the pictures from their wedding. The desire is to be able distribute and print pictures on their own.

But take a look at this contact sheet from Amy and James’ Crested Butte Mountain Wedding above. There are dozens of duplicate images. On any wedding day, I take several thousand pictures. I edit these and provide couples with an edited take of 600-800 images. But even that is too many.

I would never post this many pictures in a wedding portfolio online, put in an album or post to Facebook. Providing a large number of proofs is the only the first step in the process of deciding on a narrative, selecting an image to frame or choosing a selection to distribute to friends and family.  It is not the finished product.

Save Money On Wedding Photography

To illustrate, an album spread from Amy and James’ Crested Butte wedding presents just three of their best pictures.

If you want to save money on your wedding photography? Complete the process. Decide on and purchase only what you want after the wedding. It may be a handful of the best wedding pictures to print from, a well-designed album or a framed print. By negotiating with your photographer for only those images and products you need, you’re going to save.

And of course, if you want all of the pictures? We can do that for you too:)