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Santa Cruz Wedding photographer

Wedding photography costs are from $1,000 to $10,000 in the U.S. A photographer in California is between $3,000 to $4,000. In Santa Cruz, where I photograph most of my weddings, costs range between $2,500 and $7,000.

While wedding photography styles vary — some photographers focus on artistic photos, while others prefer emotional or narrative pictures. Costs depend on experience and the number of hours, yet a higher figure doesn’t guarantee better photographs.

What does a wedding photographer with ten years of experience cost? I charge between $2,200 and $3,00 for most of my collections. This amount includes 5 to 8 hours of photography.

I also offer collections with 10 to 12 hours of coverage with an extra shooter, an online gallery, and an engagement session. I also charge for travel beyond the San Francisco Bay and Monterey Bay areas. I offer wedding albums and prints, but most people can do both online for much less than their photographer charges.

Generally, wedding photographers do not include videography in their collections. Photographers and videographers are usually individual vendors, albeit some offer photos and videos. A wedding videographer is less than a photographer; for 6-10 hours of coverage and a five-minute film, you’ll pay between $1,000 to $5,000, sometimes more.