You can expect your wedding photographer cost to run you anywhere between $1,500-$10,000 depending on the experience of your photographer along with what they're including in your wedding package. Wedding photography packages will typically cover 8 hours, on average.
To determine whether the wedding photography prices are a good value or not, keep in mind these things:
Quality of the Images - You will be spending a good amount of money on these photos, so the quality should be outstanding.
Photographer's Style - Remember that you will have these photos to reminisce about your wedding day with your grandchildren years and years from now; you need to be in LOVE with the photographers style. Do you love the more candid shots? Make sure the photographer you choose does amazing candid shots, and has a superb eye for capturing those special moments, otherwise you will be disappointed later on.
Photographer's Personality - You want to make sure you work with someone who you will be happy to share your wedding day with. Be sure to keep in mind how they present themselves and their reputation from other couples they have worked with. Do you think they have a horrible personality? That may not be someone who you want to spend that much time with.
Quality of Albums - If you want to purchase an album, parent book, or any other item within the wedding photography packages, make sure they are high quality.
Meet Them In Person - You are stuck with your wedding photographer not only on your wedding day, but they're usually the only vendor you have to deal with after your wedding is over. It's important to hire someone you like and feel comfortable with.
All in all, you want to hire a photographer who is passionate about their job. Someone who shows passion will be dedicated to taking the best possible pictures on your day and give you a remarkable experience and photos you will be so proud to look back on for years to come. Make sure you invest your money in someone you trust, you enjoy being around and someone who has a portfolio that you are in love with.
Because remember... the photography is the ONLY thing you are going to pay for to ensure that you have happy memories of your wedding day for ever