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Why is wedding photography so expensive?

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Weddings are expensive, there is just no way to break the news to you lightly. It also explains why more and more couples are choosing not to get married and it is understandable when you have the choice between a dream wedding day or a deposit for a house.

There are many reasons, why weddings including photography are expensive and it’s not because there is a so – called “wedding tax” on couples getting married. In fact, suppliers offer great value compared to what they would normally charge. The fact remains that weddings and the type of wedding you have is a choice. If it was simply a matter of saying your vowels and getting a piece of paper. Then a wedding at a marriage registry office will only set you back around five hundred dollars.

However, for the majority of couples, this is not what they want. Most couples are looking for a luxurious type wedding. A venue with great food, fantastic hair and makeup, dress, suits and the flowers to match. This type of affair does not come cheap. It of course goes without saying that a professional wedding photographer, who knows how to get the best images they will not be cheap either.

The truth of the matter is that after the wedding you’ll wash off the make-up, the flowers will wilt and the dress will be taken off and stored, never to be worn again. Apart of the marriage itself, the only enduring piece of the wedding day will be the photography and video.

The advancement of technology has meant that we all now have phones that do a pretty good job of capturing images and this has played a part in the perception that Photography is overpriced.

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The perception that “Uncle Bob” can take my wedding photos because he has an expensive camera is like saying that a good knife set means you could cook like Jamie Oliver. It helps, but wedding photographers have honed in on their craft, they spent time and money to build up those skills.

If I delved into the costs of running a wedding photography business you would see that a wedding photographer performs their craft out of a passion of wedding photography and getting great images for their client.

How much you spend on a wedding photographer again comes down to choice. At the cheap end, you could always get uncle Bob with his new DSLR to get the pictures. But the saying is true that you get exactly what you pay for.

Wedding Photographers charge accordingly, and there is a difference between someone who charges at the lower end of the scale as opposed to a photographer at the higher end.

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Real Wedding | Mel & Shane | Beaumaris

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Mel and Shane first met at a club in Sorrento whilst out with their respective friends. According to his best man, Shane was instantly attracted to Mel and went about the process of wooing her the only way he knew how. Mel fell for Shane’s charms that night and long story short subsequently had 2 children together and were for all intents and purposes a committed couple. The only thing that was missing was the ring. So it was with great excitement that Shane asked Mel to marry him and finally put a ring on it. 

Both Mel and Shane wanted to have a beach side wedding, and when they saw The Beaumaris Motor Yacht Squadron that was situated right on the foreshore of Port Phillip Bay. They knew they had found their wedding venue. The ceremony would be perfect overlooking the water, however, The gods on that day decided to bless Mel and Shanes wedding day with rain. It’s not often that it rains all day in Melbourne but today was one of those days. And so everything had to be moved inside. The crew setting up did an amazing job making the venue look quite magical for the ceremony with the big LOVE letters displayed as a backdrop to the whole procession.

It was after the ceremony that we had a small break in the weather and was able for a small time to go out and get some great shots of Mel and Shane even if their was a light shower. It shows that even if it does rain on your wedding day that it can still be special and you can capture some absolutely gorgeous moments.

Mel & Shane Wedding Highlights from Jiva Workshop on Vimeo.

 

 

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Real Wedding | Breanna & Chris | Sandhurst Club

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When Breanna and Chris decided to get married they wanted a simple wedding in a picturesque setting with lots of fun and dancing afterwards. It was when they saw Sandhurst Club that they knew they had found the perfect place to get married.  “We knew we wanted to get married at a golf club because Chris loves golf”. Having gone to quite a few friends and families weddings before they knew most of the vendors that they wanted for their big day. They had seen Andrew from Passion8 Photography work his magic once before as well as DJ Peter D, of whom both have come to know the family quite well.

However, when it came to capturing their wedding on video they hadn’t seen any that they really liked until they saw Jiva Workshop’s Facebook Page where they saw an assortment of video’s that told the story of the couples day the way that they would want it. Chris and Breanna had each written special vows to each other and the speeches were extra special as though everyone was nervous about speaking, it was heartfelt and Chris and Breanna both wanted those special moments captured.

Breanna & Chris Wedding Highlights – Sandhurst Golf Club from Jiva Workshop on Vimeo.

The day was certainly special, and after the speeches and first wedding dance. It was time for everyone to get up and dance. And so with a spin of the DJ table everyone hit the floor and began to boogie to the popular songs they knew and loved. Thank You Breanna and Chris for having us capture your day. We had a great time producing the video for you.