Wedding Photography Package
Wedding Photography Package
What To Include In The Wedding Photography Package
Are you a photographer who's looking for some guidance on what to include within their wedding photography package? Well you wouldn't be the first photographer to ask this question and as a photographer, you need to give a complete package to your client that cover events, timings, albums and more. So, in this post you'll learn exactly what to include within your own personal photography package. Now, you may know the exact amount that you want to charge your clients, however a breakdown of the total price will help to give the happy couple a convincing idea of what they are paying for.
Question #1: How Many Events Are You Expected To Cover? - This is the first question that you should be asking your client as their photographer. This will help you get a good idea about a lot of things, for example the equipment that you will need, how long the gig will take and how much money you will be charging for your services. It could be on one end of the spectrum where your services are wanted for the ceremony and that's all, or you may be hired for the entire event which can include rehearsal dinners, wedding ceremonies, receptions e.c.t It is recommended to discuss the events in details before signing up the contract.
Question #2: How Many Hours Is The Gig? - It's true what they say, time is money and, in your case, you're a freelance photographer who needs to know exactly how long they are needed for and how much this job will pay in terms of your rates and how long the couple would like to hire you for. It's also important to ask this question so that you can organise yourself and your schedule around other existing clients. For each event that you shoot, you should talk about the number of hours within the first initial meeting/ conversation. Most of the clients would expect you to be available for all day. However, you should charge on hourly basis to restrict the misuse of your services.
Question #3: How Many Prints/ Soft Copies Should Be Delivered? - When all is said and done and the hardest part of your job is over, as the wedding photographer, you will need to be aware how many printed photos and soft copies of the wedding ceremony are desired. This should initially be decided when discussing the wedding photography package. It's really important that you talk with your client and ask them how many prints they would like before taking any photographs, especially before reaching the delivery stage. After all, as a photographer, it's within your interests to build a good reputation and to offer customer satisfaction within your service. So, make sure that you have all of the facts before beginning your work/ planning. For extra reassurance, you could include these details in the contract, so that there is no miscommunication during your partnership.
Question #4: How Many Photographers Are Needed For The Event? - Chances are, you won't be expected to cover an event like this alone and a team would come in really handy when shooting different parts of the day. The wedding photography contract should include number of additional photographers that are assisting you in the wedding shoot. You can add or remove the second shooters on the basis and needs of your client(s).
Question #5: Are There Any Traveling Costs? - Not all wedding events will take place on home soil, those wedding ceremonies that require traveling a certain distance are far more exciting than your average wedding back home. It's important to ask if there will be any traveling requirements upfront once you've gathered an idea about your clients and what their plans are for the big day. Your client must pay all of the traveling expenses and this is something that you will have to discuss with them to make sure that all costs are covered. It is recommended to discuss mutually about the flights and accommodation ahead of time to avoid certain details becoming lost in translation. Travelling could mean a number of things. It could mean a couple of hours drive and a stay in a local hotel, or it could mean flights and a quick trip abroad with Easy Jet, who knows? It's really important that you clear all of this up before beginning any plans or scheduling for the event. It's recommended that this is discussed within the photography package.
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