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Looking to save money on photography?

For many, your wedding is a once in a lifetime event. You will want to cherish this day for the rest of your lives. What better way to do that than with photographs and/or video!! The photographs taken at your wedding are your memories of the big day so it is important that you hire a good photographer-preferably one who specializes in weddings.

Here are a couple of tips that may help you save some cash!

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  • Consider hiring a professional photographer for the formal shots of your ceremony only.
  • Place disposable cameras on the reception tables for guests to capture candid moments.
  • For best results, book your photographer at least nine (9) months before the wedding.
  • Try to negotiate at least one free parents' album with the purchase of the bride and groom's album.
  • Though you shouldn’t trust your wedding photography to just anyone, ask friends if they know of a pro who does weddings part time. A photographer who has other sources of income, can usually afford to charge less.
  • Lessen photography cost. Schedule toasts, cake cutting, and bouquet toss for soon after dinner so the photographer can capture moments and leave.
  • Getting prints of every image is expensive. Ask photographer if instead of getting hundreds of images in proof, you can select maybe two hundred.
  • Hire an associate photographer. Many pros have photographers working under them who they contract out for a discounted rate.
  • See if a professional videographer will edit amateur footage.


Need help in determining the type of photographer you need? Not sure what to ask a photographer when you are interviewing them? Need help making sure that everything in the contract is correct?
If the answer is YES to any of these questions, give me a call! I will be happy to assist you!

405-309-9311




Sources: Nebraska Wedding Guide and wedspace.com


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