Each month I get hundreds of e-mails enquiring about wedding photography prices and most of them have similar responses . Some are plain honest , “sorry we won’t be able to have you as our budget is X” or “Aah !! thats way out of our budget” and some are rude , “Oh ! you guys are overcharging so much , so & so is providing me all this in Y amount” . As Ankitha left a comment on one of my previous blogs , “Please don’t bargain with the photographers for price. You ain’t buying vegetables. If they are charging X price then they know why they are charging so. You are paying for their art, time and effort. Photographers also expect respect and appreciation for their art 🙂 ”
Photographers are very emotional people . They charge because they have to , photography being the sole earning to them. Most of them take years to learn the business part of it and still don’t get it correct. As long as they are able to lead a decent life capturing moments , its deeply satisfying. No big dreams apart from travelling and creating wonderful art .
“Price bargaining is not the best way to deal with the photographers but respectful conversations are”
Here are few things which can get us on the same page :-