When it comes to wedding photography in the Pacific Northwest, our prices range from $2,000 to $5,000 on average, depending on several factors. They are hours of coverage, number of photographers, deliverables and of course, quality.
JTPA’s collections are made up of these three components. Our deliverables comprise albums, books, prints and digital files.
As for coverage, most weddings typically run an average of 7-8 hours, with cultural celebrations running all day up to 12-13 hours.
Here is a general breakdown of how much time is needed for wedding photography:
- 1.5 hrs Getting Ready photos
- 1 hr First Look with Bride & Groom portraits
- 30 mins Group formals
- 30 mins Ceremony coverage
- 1 hr Cocktails
- 3.5 hrs Reception coverage
- 1 hr for travel buffering.
If you are planning a destination wedding, travel fees will apply depending on the number of hours/days needed. It is best to sit down with your photographer to determine how much coverage you actually need.
Wedding photography typically makes up 10-20% of your wedding budget. According to WeddingWire, a budget of $30k is the typical spend for a wedding in Seattle these days, so putting aside $3-6k for your wedding photography is a good start. Our rates begin at $4,500.
Last but not least, if you reside in Washington, there’s a sales tax. The rate changes yearly. Starting April 2017, most places will be around 10% depending on where you live. If you live out of state, we are not obligated to collect.
JTPA’s heart is in giving back.
For every wedding we book, we donate 5% of our profits to various local and international charities that put equality and kindness at the forefront of their missions. Some of the charities I’ve donated to in past years have been the International Refugee Committee Rescue.org, various GoFundMe projects supporting the LGBTQ community and for the care of animals.
To date, I’ve been most proud of a small but significant (to me happiness wise) initiative to repurpose your wedding florals to be donated to nursing homes. Partnering with our floral designer and planner friends, we will collect your florals end of the night, rearrange them into smaller table arrangements to be donated to nursing homes in Seattle and its surrounding suburbs.
These thoughtful, cheerful gifts have helped us brighten the days of many homes and care facilities. If you are willing to do so, let us know ahead of time, particularly if you’ve booked Jenn to stay until the end of your wedding.
Schedule a coffee or Skype date by contacting us today!