"What does a wedding photographer do on the wedding day and why it is so expensive?"
So I decided to write a small article about it.
Price for the wedding photographer can range from 700 to 10,000 dollars for one photo shoot per day. And this is a fair price, considering all the skills that every wedding photographer should have. First of all, the wedding photographer has to properly prepare for the days event by running a checklist for such things as equipment for the job. A professional usually arrives with 2-3 cameras, on camera flash units, portable studio strobe lights or reflectors and a massive amount of batteries that all need to be fully charged. He / She may need to make several hundred portraits, some of which have to be highly artistic. In this case it will be images that need to be done quickly, in shooting mode with a constantly changing view of lighting.
Much of the work of a professional wedding photographer happens the day after the wedding when images begin the editing process. A competent photographer will always open each image in Photoshop and make necessary adjustments to optimize the photograph. Contrary to common belief, images exposed with even the best cameras are not perfect right out of the cameras.Most need some sort of TLC before the presentation to the clients.
Hope that helps you understand what a wedding photographer does on the wedding day.