Cheap Wedding Photographers
If you are looking for a cheap wedding photographer to capture your special day, without breaking the budget, you have come to the right place. We have an extensive list of affordable professional wedding photographers throughout the UK.
Ready to find a budget photographer? Why not request a quote now to for great deals from cheap professional wedding photographers. Or keep reading below for tips and advice in our cheap wedding photography guide.
What is a cheap professional wedding photographer?
A cheap professional wedding photographer is someone who takes high quality photographs, for a more affordable price than the average wedding photographer. Although packages are cheaper, a budget wedding photographer can deliver professional and high quality images that you will be proud to display.
There are a number of reasons a wedding photographer may be cheaper than other photographers. Perhaps they mainly focus on other forms of professional photography, such as event photography, or they could only just be starting out in the industry. Others photographers simply drop their prices to win your business (there are 50,000+ photographers in the UK, with more than 90% either self-employed or small businesses, which creates a lot of competition), or leave off some of the fancy bells and whistles from their packages.
A cheap professional wedding photographer should:
- Have a portfolio
- Deliver a professional service
- Provide affordable packages
- Have public liability insurance
- Use professional equipment
How to find an affordable wedding photographer?
When it comes to actually finding an affordable wedding photographer, it may seem like a daunting task with so many professional wedding photographers to filter through. Below we have compiled a few ideas that will make light work of finding a budget photographer for your wedding.
We can help you find a great value package deal for your big day with our extensive list of photographers. Rather than chasing photographers and filling out several quote request forms, you can request one quote and let the photographers provide their best deals. It is completely free, so what are you waiting for – request a quote!
A quick search on Facebook is a great way to find local and affordable wedding photographers. Many photographers are now using Facebook (and other social media) to promote their wedding services.
A Google search of “cheap wedding photographer” + ‘your town’ should deliver a few results for affordable professionals in your area. Unfortunately, with this method you may need to fill in quite a few quote request forms.
How to choose the right budget wedding photographer?
We work with thousands of couples each year, helping them pick the right photographer for their needs. Everyone knows that wedding photography can be extremely expensive, but if your budget simply won’t stretch far enough, we can help you find a cheaper wedding photography package. Below are a few tips that you should keep in mind when searching for an affordable wedding photographer.
Choose your preferred style
A lot of professional wedding photographers provide photography to suit a specific style. The common styles are traditional, photojournalism and artistic wedding photography. If you aren’t sure of the differences, check out our infographic on wedding photography styles here.
Check a complete portfolio
Your wedding is an important milestone, so you want the best affordable wedding photographers for your budget. Most photographers will only include their favourite photos in their portfolio, so to get a better understanding of what your photos may look like, ask to see a complete set of images from a wedding or event they have covered.
Request multiple quotes
Money saving experts always recommend requesting numerous quotes from different suppliers to ensure you get the best deal. You do not have to choose the cheapest photography quote, but instead should choose your favourite photographer and use any cheaper quotes to negotiate a better deal.
Public liability insurance
Professional photographers should have public liability insurance (PLI) of at least £1million. In some cases, your venue may require all third party suppliers to provide proof of PLI before they are allowed on the premises. It is also important to ensure you and your guests are covered if an accident occurs.
Pay on credit card
Many photographers now accept credit card or money transfers with PayPal. These are a great option, as not only are they convenient for many people, but they also provide some security if the photographer was to go out of business. In many cases, you will be able to get your money back via your credit card provider or with PayPal in the unlikely event that something goes wrong.
Wedding Photo Booths
If you are looking to extend the photography coverage of your big day, why not consider a wedding photo booth? When it comes to photo booths, there is a wide range of choices available, from the extravagent to simple and budget wedding photo booths. With the rise in the number of companies offering photo booth hire services, there has been a rapid drop in costs, which is great news for consumers. Photo booths are more affordable than ever before, with prices starting at just a few hundred pounds.
Why hire a photo booth? Wedding photo booths come with a range of great options, allowing the happy couple to tailor their booth with all of the inclusions they want. At the end of the evening, you will be left with a great guest book full of loving messages and funny photos. Your guests will also receive a special treat, not only having fun in the photo booth, but also keeping a copy of their photo strips.