Are you used to dabbling in the corporate world of events, familiar with event photography pricing, and yet are now looking to book a wedding photography package for your ‘big day’?
Alternatively, you might have previously hired a wedding photographer, and are now looking to book an event photography package for your corporate event.
We understand that it can be difficult to differentiate between event and wedding photography, and what is included in the (often) differing price points of these services. In this article, we will offer a breakdown of the event photography price differences and explain exactly why wedding and event photography packages can be so diverse.
Why is event photography pricing different to wedding photography?
If you have checked out our other blog posts you will know that we regularly discuss event photography, and what to look for in an event photographer to get the most for your money. You will also find there a great event photography price guide.
But why is event photography pricing different to wedding photography?
It is not hard to see how wedding photographers are often under immense amounts of pressure to capture a couple’s ‘big day’ perfectly. This is a once-in-a-lifetime event that the clients wish to treasure forever. Weddings are oftentimes such an overwhelming, busy experience that they go by in the blink of an eye. If you do not have your wedding photographer by your side clicking away, you may let your main character moments fizzle into nothing but a fleeting memory.
Compare this to the more corporate setting of event photography. Event photographers can often take a more casual approach to their job because they are less likely to be tasked with capturing a once-in-a-lifetime moment.
Time is a big factor that contributes to wedding photography often being more expensive than event photography. Wedding photography is often much more of a time-consuming process for the photographer because it is generally a more collaborative process than event photography. Wedding photography involves plenty of check-ins with the couple and wedding party throughout the day so that each photo is captured to their taste. A CEO of a company who has booked event photography is, conversely, more likely to offer their photographer greater creative freedom to capture the event in a way they deem most effective.
Wedding photography prices and packages
With the average cost of wedding photography and event photography varying so much, it can be hard to know where to start looking when you want to book a professional for your most important day. Photography prices can easily range from £250 to £5000 and it can be a bit of a minefield trying to find your perfect fit.
The best approach is to do some reading first and start to understand what options there are and what you want from your wedding photographs. Take a look at some great wedding photo tips and trends for 2022.
Splento, for example, has a fixed, low cost for all events and weddings (see below). So rather than having a complicated photography pricing list for weddings, you will always know exactly where you stand, and what you are getting for your money.
For more inspiration, you can browse a small collection of amazing wedding photos from Splento.
Event Photography Price Guide
If you are hiring an event photographer in the UK, you can usually expect to pay around £1,000 or more per day.
Splento, conversely, has a flat fee of just £99 per hour, irrespective of the length of your booking. Splento event photography always includes photo editing and your photos are delivered within 24 hours of the event.
So the good news is that your event photography and wedding photography searches do not have to be as difficult to navigate as you might first assume!
We hope that this article has eliminated any potential confusion regarding the differences between event photography pricing and wedding photography prices.
To find out more about Splento’s event photography packages take a look now at Splento’s Event Photography Pricing details.