It sounds too cheap!

If a wedding photography package sounds too cheap….it quite possibly is!

Occasionally I get couples requesting a price list and then returning a week later saying that they like my photos but X Studio or Studio Y are offering the same wedding photography but at half the price. Can I possibly match it?  Of course I can, but I’ll hire a student with a crappy kit lens and wish them alot of luck!

It doesn’t sound like a good idea – mainly because it’s not!  Plus, it’s my name attached to the brand and we only use great photographers to shoot our weddings. If our highly recommended photographers are already booked we will sadly decline other enquiries for that day.  With weddings there is no way any studio should be delivering a half-decent job.

There are several wedding photography studios in Melbourne that will beat my prices every time.  EVERY time. In fact, they’re about half my prices!  Yes, that would make a big difference to your budget and maybe allow for a videographer too.  But ask yourself this, HOW are they making their prices so much more affordable than other photographers?

Before you go any further I suggest you google ‘wedding snapper reviews’ and then do the same for another studio that you’re considering and read both sets of Google reviews thoroughly.   I mean, read them all – the good, the bad and the in between as that is what will give you the complete picture of a the service you can expect on the day and the resulting wedding photos.

Excellent
Based on 43 reviews
Karolina Carrera
Karolina Carrera
Thank you Simon from Wedding Snapper for your fabulous photos of our special day. And you did it all with ease and a smile on your face, even though it was a scorcher of a day weather wise! We highly recommend your wedding photography service and your elopement package. Karolina and Shane.
Max Wright
Max Wright
I don't think it's possible to find a better photographer than Simon. He made the entire process smooth, has a keen eye for detail, a winning personality and worked closely with us to capture exactly what we wanted for the day. Simon also seems to have an uncanny ability to be everywhere at once - no angle went un-captured! Seriously, if you're considering a wedding photographer, just book this guy. You won't regret it
Steph N
Steph N
I can't recommend Simon enough. His experience and know-how kept our wedding day feeling easy and fun and the photos turned out beautifully. The wedding photography from start to finish was so simple to arrange and came together perfectly. For a professional who is a delight to work with, Wedding Snapper is a perfect choice.
Christel starke
Christel starke
An easy going, relaxed photographer that produced beautiful, natural photos.
Breannen Conway
Breannen Conway
Simon was a pleasure to work with and was amazing at capturing our day. He was very professional, yet made everyone feel welcome and comfortable. We had so many of our guests tell us that he was the nicest photographer they have experienced at a wedding! All of our pictures were beautiful too :)
Rahi Shakerian
Rahi Shakerian
Simon captured our wedding in December 2021 and we love the photos. We had enough to deal with thanks to covid but working with Simon was a breeze. Professional, organised and a calming sense of humour. Prior to the day he scoped out Fitzroy for the perfect shots which made our session seamless and we returned just in time for family photos. He also did a great job of shooting the ceremony and party afterwards. He's a complete package and we'd happily use him again.
Sandra Bee (fullboost87)
Sandra Bee (fullboost87)
Highly recommend Simon to do your wedding photography. I was so happy with our photos and his attention to detail is amazing. I wanted quality photos to capture our day and he delivered. Sandra & Alex
Callum Padgett
Callum Padgett
Simon is fantastic! He is friendly, professional and works closely with you so you get exactly the photos you want for your wedding. He didn't just capture the day, he captured the atmosphere and all the little moments that make the day special. He even gave two guests a lift home near the end of the night because he was passing their way! Lovely man and very talented photographer.
Kerrianne Muller
Kerrianne Muller
Where do we even begin. We new from the beginning that Simon was the right photographer for our day. We would be more then happy to recommend Simon to photograph anyone's celebration. Simon photographed our wedding just over a month ago and we are extremely impressed with the way Simon was able to make us feel relax and enjoy the time capturing our special day. We got in touch with Simon via his website and arranged the whole thing via email due to us living in another state. Simon was professional and approachable about any request and ideas. Simon understood what we were wanting from our of photos and delivered. The turn around for our photos was quick and easy. We would get Simon to do any future photographs in a heart beat. Even gives you good tips on places to visit. Thank you again Simon, Tim and Kerrianne.

Some of these studios have great reviews amongst their average ones so they’re hitting the mark alot of the time. But not ALL the time!

I’m not singling out any Melbourne based studio in particular, I’m just trying to make a point about doing your research in all areas before committing to a photographer for your wedding.

Are you having trouble seeing the wood for the trees? Try asking yourself these questions : What does your gut instinct say?  Does it all feel too good to be true? Do you love the photos or is the fantastic price clouding your judgment? Do you feel confident handing over your hard earned cash as a deposit? Is the price too good to be true? Give them a call – do they sound friendly and interested or does it feel like a sales pitch?

If your wedding photographer is too cheap, my guess is that they either enjoy eating baked beans every night or they’re cutting some major corners with either their equipment, level of ability or final product.

Click here to view my wedding photography prices

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