I’ve always loved photography. I viewed it as a passion, not a job. That was until I married the love of my life last year. We were going through all the insanity that goes into planning a wedding and I was put in charge of finding a wedding photographer. Not only did they have to be talented, but they also had to be an affordable wedding photographer. The words “affordable wedding photographer” are rarely found in the same sentence and when they are the company’s idea of what an affordable wedding photographer is, is vastly different from mine.
I’m middle class, born and raised. The thought of shelling out $1,000 -$3,000 for someone to take photos blew my mind. It made me sick that event photographers would happily charge someone that much money just because higher prices are expected for weddings. Why was there no one out there who offered truly affordable wedding photography?
As I looked around on different photography websites hoping to find a local photographer within our budget I continued to become blown away by astronomical prices. Why was it impossible to find an affordable photographer? I found someone who did birthday photography and wanted $800 for two hours! Is that Steven Spielberg behind the camera? The list went on and on and on. Engagement photographer, $1,000. Graduation photographer, $500. Headshots, $400. It was insane.
I want to give people who are in need of high-quality professional photos, but who don’t want to spend a week’s pay or more for t