Here's why we photographers charge the way we charge for weddings.
You're paying us to take photos and a package of your day.
But it's actually so much more than just photos and a package.
You have the photographer by your side to make absolutely sure your hair looks perfect from start to finish and your groom actually has his clothes on time for the wedding. You have the photographer to calm your nerves before saying "I do" to the love of your life. You have the photographer to pick up the train of your dress (that you paid hundreds of dollars) to keep it breathlessly beautiful to show off. You have the photographer to capture the raw and amazing love you have for each other on your favorite day, all the tears and the joy of your mom and dad witnessing you tie the knot.
Then the photographer goes home and uploads the almost 1,200 photos on their computer. They spend hours looking through every single photo, deciding which photo makes the cut. Then they edit the final photos, changing the light to match the photos and the emotions and fix up the stray hairs and tiny pimples (because those aren't forever. Your pictures are) and spend weeks making every single photo PERFECT. Then they review every single photo once again because they want you to love them and want you to want to hold on to those precious memories forever.
Then they deliver the photos to you and cross their fingers for a good reaction. Then the tears and the joy on your face looking through the pictures makes all the hard work worth it.
As a photographer, especially as a wedding photographer, I pour all of my passion and love into every single photo. I want the whole package you paid for to bring up the emotions and love you felt that day, that moment you said: "I Do." Because the money going into the photos and the package suddenly becomes priceless.
MD. Andrea Yeverino. Lucerna st. CDMX 📷Sony a7RII. Yashica ML 50mm f1.9. This is one of my favorite lenses since it has that kind of mysterious swirly bokeh. I have another two similar copies identified as Yashica ML 50mm f/1.9 c (notice the lowercase c letter at the end) unfortunately I've noticed they don't have the swirl feature as accentuated as this one. 🍃🌀🍃