When it comes to wedding photography in the Pacific Northwest, Seattle wedding photographers charge anywhere from $3,000 to $7,000 depending on several factors. They are experience, 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.
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.
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