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How much should I charge to photograph a wedding?

I am sorta new at this and prob not close to an expert. I have been doing small photography jobs for a few years and have been told that my work is good. I do not have the best equipment by far, i use a 10mp digital camera for almost everything. I want to do weddings for some extra cash but don't know how much to charge. All i would do is photograph the entire wedding and provide a disc for the couple to develop on their own. Is that a bad idea? Any feedback would be great!!

Asked By: davidlynn86 - 9/10/2009
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First of all, congratulations for having such a wonderful talent. Not everyone can be a good photographer... More
Answered By: PicaSSo of Parta PlnN - 9/10/2009
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$1000 TO $3,000 sounds like a reasonable budget for most brides and if the photographer is (a) reliable (b) someone nice who you want to spend your whole wedding day with (c) has top-of-the-line equipment (d) takes beautiful photographs (e) offers not just quantity but also quality albums and prints... More
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Answered By: Soon to be Mrs. Moulthrop - 9/10/2009
 
As a wedding planner, I have run into a few photographers who I felt charged too much for the quality of their service and some who I don't believe charged as much as they could have. I agree that $500 is a good place to start as you don't have lots of experience doing this as a profession and haven't yet invested in a... More
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Answered By: Majestic - 9/10/2009
 
Don't even charge 1-3 grand if you are new and only have a couple of lenses. Do you even have a wide angle lens... More
Answered By: Leigh - 9/10/2009
 
You might want to consider doing one or two weddings for a very low to no cost in return for having the pictures for your portfolio. At that point, you have proof of the work you do and can charge higher rates.
Answered By: McNair - 9/10/2009
 
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