Wedding Photography Prices - Adelaide

The average cost of wedding photography in Adelaide is $2,000 – $3,500 and includes between 6 to 12 consecutive hours of coverage.  These packages all provide a full set of high resolution photos but other inclusions can vary considerably from one photographer to another.  The most popular extras across all packages are 2nd photographers, albums & engagement shoots.  

Starting Prices for Wedding Photography

More than half of all wedding photographers in most cities around Australia publish a starting price for their wedding packages online.  Adelaide however, has one of the lowest rates of published packages in Australia with fewer than 50% of wedding photographers offering a starting price on their website. 

The starting price of wedding photography in Adelaide is $699 for up to 2.5 hours of coverage including the wedding ceremony.  Most photographers offer starting packages from 4 or more hours and those that are regularly featured in high profile wedding magazines and blogs generally start at 6 or 8 hours coverage and cost from $3,000.

“Master Photographers” – a title endowed upon the industry’s best photographers by the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) or Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) offer packages starting from $3,250.  This graph shows the full range of starting packages published on the websites of all wedding photographers in Adelaide:

Adelaide Starting Photo Packages

Wedding Photography Packages - 6 Hours

Wedding Photography prices in Adelaide start at $995 for the basic 6 hours coverage including a full set of high resolution photos.  Ten percent of the (most basic) 6 hour packages published online include a wedding album, and the price of those packages start at $2,000.  Another 10% of these packages include a 2nd photographer and a further 10% offer up to one additional hour coverage.

Adelaide 6Hr Photo Packages 

Wedding Photography Packages - 8 Hours

As with wedding photography in other capital cities around Australia, the package containing 8 hours of continuous photography is the most popular package to be offered in Adelaide.  Almost half of all 8 hour packages come with added inclusions, with albums and 2nd photographers being the most popular extras.  Well published photographers that have been featured in major wedding blogs and magazines offer 8 hour packages starting from $3,200.

Adelaide 8Hr Photo Packages

Wedding Photography Packages - 12 Hours

Full day wedding photography packages in Adelaide start at $1,900 which is similar to package prices in Sydney.  The average price for a full day package including 12 hours coverage is $3,400.  The average price for this package with the addition of a wedding album is $4,850.  For the purpose of comparison, we have not included packages with an album in the graph below. Packages that include a wedding album start from $2,500 and range up to $12,050.

Adelaide 12Hr Photo Packages 

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Wedding Photography Prices - Brisbane

We’re launching a website soon that makes it easier for customers to find wedding vendors they love.  During the website’s development we’ve been conducting research to help us fine-tune some of the more unique features on the site. Creating transparency across the industry is a core purpose of those features and a primary value that drives much of what we do here at Wedlockers.  And thats why today, we’re sharing some of our research with you.  This report details the price of wedding photography packages in Brisbane.  

Starting Prices for Wedding Photography 

In total, we found 215 wedding photographers based in and around Brisbane with packages costing from $595.  While many photographers do not provide a full package list on their website, about 57% do publish the price that their packages start from.  The average cost of starting packages for wedding photography in Brisbane is $2,183.43.  The most common price range in which starting packages are offered is between $2,500 - $2,999, with about 25% of photographers starting their packages in this range.  Packages by well published photographers in the leading bridal magazines and blogs start at $2,890. 

Brisbane Starting Wedding Photography Packages

Wedding Photography Packages - 6 Hours

Wedding photography packages in Brisbane that include 6 hours coverage range between $995 and $3,000.  These packages all include high resolution images.  When selecting packages to include in this research we chose the most basic packages with the least additional inclusions.  Just 8% of these 6 hour packages include a wedding album and those that do range in price between $1,200 - $2,250.  About 10% of packages include an additional hour of coverage depending on variables with venues and timing on the wedding day.

Brisbane 6 Hour Photo Packages 

Wedding Photography Packages - 8 to 10 Hours

Most wedding photographers offer a package that includes between 8 and 10 hours of coverage, which suggests this option is the most popular with Brides & Grooms.  The cost for an 8-10 hour package starts from $1,295 and ranges up to $5,000.  About half of the packages in this range contain 8 hours coverage and high resolution images only, and the price range of these packages is $1,295 - $3,500.  “Master Photographers” - a titled endowed upon the industry’s best photographers by the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) or Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI), offer packages starting from around $4,000.

Brisbane 8 Hour Photo Packages 2 

Wedding Photography Packages - 12 Hours

The cheapest price for "full day" wedding photography in Brisbane is $1,695 and includes high resolution images provided on USB.  The most expensive package that does not include a wedding album is $4,400.  Based on the most basic packages published online, the average cost for a full day of wedding photography in Brisbane is $2,869.  About 14% of these packages include an engagement session.  Packages that include a wedding album start from $2,995 and range up to $9,200.

Brisbane 12 Hour Photo Packages 2 

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Wedding Photography Prices - Sydney

There is little that’s more variable in the wedding industry than the cost of a wedding photographer.  Not only is the range of available packages huge, but also the quality and value offered by each photographer is specific to their own style and experience.  The cost of wedding photography varies widely and for many customers it’s difficult to know which packages offer value for money. 

This report details the most common wedding photography packages available in Sydney.  There are more than 600 wedding photographers in NSW and at least 65% publish package and/or pricing information on their website.  The data contained in this report is collated from that publicly available information. 

Since publishing our research on starting packages for wedding photography in NSW, we have widened the scope of data we collate to include pricing for the industry’s most common packages.  Those packages are 6, 8 & 12 hours of continuous photographic coverage, all including a complete set of high-resolution images - usually provided to the client on USB. 

NSW COMMON PACKAGES 3

The other most common inclusions to be offered in wedding photography packages are; a 2nd photographer, a wedding album, an engagement shoot and additional hours of coverage.  With no formal standardization of photography packages across the wedding industry, the range of combinations into which these extras are packaged varies widely.  For the purpose of comparison, this report details the price of basic packages with the least additional extras wherever possible. 

The cost of wedding photography in Sydney starts at $495 for basic ceremony coverage.  The highest publicly available price for a wedding photography package in Sydney is $14,455.  Here is a detailed guide to the price of wedding photography across NSW:

6 HOURS + HIGH RES IMAGES

There are 111 wedding photographers in NSW that advertise a 6 hour package on their website that includes high-resolution images.  The price for these packages start at $799 and goes up to $5,490.  The following chart shows the price range and most common price brackets for 6 hours of wedding coverage:

NSW 6 Hour Wedding Photography Packages

Price range of 6 hour wedding photography packages in NSW

Most wedding photographers cost between $1,250 - $3,000 for a 6 hour package and extra inclusions often account for this variation in price.  In fact, one third of packages that are published online are advertised with extras.  The following diagram shows the occurrence of extras in 6 hour packages across NSW:

6HR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY EXTRA INCLUSIONS

% of basic 6 hour wedding photography packages that include extras

The average cost across all 6 hour wedding photography packages in NSW is $2,194.75.  Photographers that have been published in major wedding magazines and blogs commonly offer packages from $2,400 although there are two published photographers with a 6 hour package for under $2k. 

One of the highest accolades in the industry is the title of Master Photographer, endowed by the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) and Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI).  The cost for a 6 hour wedding photography package shot by a Master Photographer with either of these respected organisations start from $2,999.  Nearly all wedding photographers that offer a basic 6 hour package of $3,000 or more are award winners and/or well published in prominent wedding magazines & blogs.

8 HOURS + HIGH RES IMAGES

Twenty five percent of wedding photographers in NSW have a package listed on their website that includes 8 hours coverage and comes with a complete set of high resolution images. 

NSW 8HR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY - EXTRA INCLUSIONS

% of basic 8 hour wedding photography packages that include extras

This is the most commonly offered wedding photography package on the market and it is also the most diverse.  More than half of the wedding photographers that offer an 8 hour package provide a variety of extra inclusions in varying combinations.

More than 40% of packages contain extra services on the wedding day such as 1 or 2 additional hours of coverage and/or a second photographer.  Another popular choice is the “all inclusive” package that includes either a wedding album or photo book.

NSW 8 Hour Wedding Photography Packages

Price range for 8 hour wedding photography packages

The average cost for a wedding photography package that includes 8 hours coverage in Sydney is $2,788.27.  The cost for a wedding photographer that has been published in the major wedding magazines or blogs starts from $2,400 but most are more than $2,990.

Master Photographers offer 8 hour packages starting at $3,499.  On the wedding market in NSW today, there are 5 packages that include 8 hours coverage which are $4,950 or more.  Those 5 packages are offered by a Master Photographer II - AIPP, an award winning Associate of WPPI, an award winning Associate of AIPP and a Grand Master Photographer - AIPP.

12 HOURS + HIGH RES IMAGES

The 12 hour wedding photography package comes in two main varieties.  The basic package which includes high-resolution images on a USB and the “all inclusive” package that is offered with a wedding album.  For the purpose of this section of the report, wherever possible a price for both package types has been included from each photographer that lists wedding packages on their website.  In total, this section of the report details the price of 162 wedding photography packages in NSW.

The price range for basic 12 hour packages without a wedding album start at $1,175 and go up to $8,460.  With a difference of more than $7,000, this is widest price range of all basic packages on the market.  It is also the range with the fewest additional inclusions as no packages with wedding albums have been included. 

Cost of 12 Hour Wedding Photography Packages

Price range of 12 hour wedding photography packages in NSW

The above graph shows a relatively even spread of photographers across the range of basic 12 hour packages that are available on the market.  With no albums included, this graph offers the most accurate representation of the true price range of wedding photography.  If the cost of wedding photography is directly relative to quality, this graph would suggest that there is a wide range of photographers available at all levels across NSW.

The average price for a basic 12 hour wedding photography package in Sydney is $3,230.29.  Published photographers start from $3,000 and Master Photographers offer packages from $4,000.

12 HOURS + HIGH RES IMAGES + WEDDING ALBUM

Many wedding photographers list a 12 hour package on their website that either includes a wedding album or lists the price of adding a wedding album to the package.  The range for an “all inclusive” package that includes 12 hours coverage + wedding album is $1950 - $14,455.  Almost half of the most basic wedding album packages available in Sydney are between $3,800 and $5,000.  

Cost of 12 Hour Wedding Photography Packages in Sydney

Price range of 12 hour wedding photography packages with wedding album

Nearly 30% of wedding photography packages with 12 hours coverage & high-res images also include 2 photographers on the wedding day.  A pre-wedding shoot or engagement session can be found in 25% of packages with "all day" coverage.

The cost for a 12 hour package by well published wedding photographers start at $4,290 but most charge from $5,000 upwards.  The cost for a Master Photographer starts at $5,200 and extra pages in high-end wedding albums make a significant contribution to the prices thereafter.

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