Affordable Wedding Photography Packages in Tampa Bay, Florida
If you are looking for "cheap wedding photography", be careful, you WILL find what you're looking for and it won't be pretty. Now, if you're looking for great photography and affordable wedding photography packages, you just might have found the right Wedding Photographers 🙂
How can we offer such affordable or dare I say cheap wedding photography? One word: Experience. We've done this for a very long time and have systems in place to make everything on our end work flawlessly and efficiently. We don't send your images overseas, we do it all in house, all that adds up to keeping our costs low, so we can pass that on to you as affordable wedding photography packages.
I'm going to make this really simple.
Four Hours of Photography: $800.
Six hours is just $1200.
That gets you...
Brian as your photographer * Reprint rights on all your images * High resolution files of all your images
Of course, they're all custom processed and edited to our exacting standards.
Need more time? Extra time is just $200 per hour.
Want an Album and Engagement Session? Just $600 on top of your coverage time and we'll even give you a free thumbdrive with all your images in high resolution and a more web friendly social media size.
Want more information on our prices?
Give us a call, 813-885-8855
Here's the thing, you know how much we are, but are we available for YOUR wedding? Only one way to find out... it only takes about 10 seconds and it's the form below. Go ahead, fill it out, we'll wait.
All dates are a first come, first served basis. We will only do one wedding per day, so... if someone beats you to it, your date will be booked. I'm going to be completely honest here and this may sound conceited, but, here's the truth:
You will be hard pressed to find a better value in Wedding Photography Packages in Tampa Bay. We start at just $800 for 6 hours. Our full service packages with Album, Engagement Session, and a Thumbdrive of your images for 6 hours is just $1800. Add a second photographer for just $300. Can you spend more with us? Sure, if you want to, but most weddings can be covered with 6 or 8 hours. Click any of the links or scroll to the bottom of this page to get in touch with us and find out if we have your date available and get our full pricing.
We are Award Winning, VERY EXPERIENCED, Published, Personable, and I think we're funny... We have tons of 5 STAR REVIEWS on weddingwire. What more can you ask for?
If you're thinking, "But Bri, I just can't afford to spend $800 for a Wedding Photography Package. Sorry dude, but I gotta keep looking.". Here's something to consider:
The AVERAGE price of Wedding Photography in the United States for 2017 was about $2,200. That is NOT with albums or extras, that's just the photography part. We charge ONE THIRD that much to start. Sure, you WILL DEFINITELY find someone to do it cheaper, but... once you go lower, I doubt you will find BETTER!
We get it, everyone has a budget, but... do you expect to buy a car for $100 and have it be the best car you ever bought? Do you find the cheapest phone and expect it to work like the latest Android or iPhone? Of course not. Why spend the least possible on a photographer and expect the quality and experience we can offer? Are we even expensive? We're constantly compared with a photographer who STARTS at $3000 and another one that is $10,000! I am not kidding. Generally, they hire us after meeting with either of those. Why do you think that is? You might think I'm bragging, but not really. We run a small business, and simply love shooting weddings. We're good at it, and we should be. We have well over 40 years of experience and over 3,000 weddings under our belts. We want you to see that you don't have to spend a small fortune to get great wedding photography.
Are you engaged and planning your wedding? Have you started looking at photographers yet? Yeah, I know, it’s quite a daunting task. There are many, many Tampa, St Petersburg and Clearwater Wedding Photographers available. I know, I’ve looked. It also seems like everyone has their own rulebook when it comes to Wedding Photography Package Prices!
At Brian C Idocks Photographics, we offer top quality, a personalized experience, all the bells and whistles you should expect from a Professional Wedding Photographer. We simply do it for a lot less money than most. How? Well, we don't have an outside studio. Yes, the customer pays for that fancy office or studio whether they like it or not. We also don't "pad" the bill with extras you don't want. We do include all your EDITED images with each and every package though. Don't want an Engagement Session? Well.... read here before making up your mind.
We truly care about Wedding Photography and want to offer our services to Brides and Grooms, not just those with thick wallets.
Here's some examples of our work to get you started:
While I was looking around, something occurred to me: Most of the Photographers I saw charged too much for their Wedding Photography Package Prices. Yes, I admit it. We nearly became one of “them”. Instead of being a lemming and joining the crowd in overcharging for our services , we decided to take a good look at what we do for a living. I found out that we could make affordable wedding photography packages that compete with the so-called cheap wedding photographers and thus, we became affordable wedding photographers. These inexpensive wedding photography packages aren’t skimping on anything. All of our wedding photography packages come with everything you want from your wedding: All of your images with reproduction rights, an Engagement Session, and…. we also offer custom designed Wedding Albums. No, these are not flimsy Shutterfly books, these are real thick paged, honest to goodness Wedding Albums. How can we do it so inexpensively? Easy, we closed our big fancy studio (that you would never see after your consultation anyway), there's two of us, we work as a team, and... we're quite good at what we do. Really, not bragging, but this is what we do for a living, not School photography, Families, babies, etc. We are Wedding Photographers and we are serious about it. Closing that studio was the best business decision we've ever made, and... it saves you money. We found we needed to add as much as $1000 to $2000 to our packages just to keep the studio open. Now... that's money we didn't get to keep, and yet, you had to pay! Exactly, I didn't see the point either.
Here we are, years later, marketing Affordable Wedding Photography Packages, and loving every minute of it. However, that said, don't wonder why we're so inexpensive.... wonder why the rest are so expensive! Sure, it's an open marketplace, and people can charge what they wish. Personally, I'd rather stay busy, do 40 or 50 weddings a year and make a ton of people happy than do a handful of weddings and lose my "edge". Staying busy keeps you in practice, ready for anything.Why do photographers charge so much? Well, there are several reasons, one is peer pressure, the other is ego. You see, the Wedding Photography world is really quite small, most of us know each other, if not in person, we recognize the names. When one wedding photographer raises their wedding photography package prices, or offers cheap wedding photography, the rest of the wedding photography community are likely to know about it. There’s a sort of peer pressure to maintain a “standard” in wedding photography package prices. I’ve yet to get a straight answer what those “standard wedding photography package prices” are, and I’ve been around for a long time in this business. While I agree that there are some practices that every professional wedding photographer should follow... such as registering with the state, collecting and paying sales tax, getting a business license, getting insurance, etc, I DO NOT agree that everyone should charge the same rate. By the way, you should check to make sure any photographer you look at has insurance, a business license and are in fact registered with the State to do business!
Also, though in general, you get what you pay for, that's not always the case. Many, many photographers charge higher rates "just because". Many charge lower rates because they feel they can't compete with the "big guns", since many of the higher priced photographers spend a fortune on advertising and marketing. We strive to be affordable wedding photographers, but not necessarily cheap wedding photographers. Cheap has a bad connotation. Our work is constantly compared to Wedding Photographers who charge double or even triple what our affordable wedding photography packages cost. We offer all the best quality products, we just don't charge top dollar for everything. Essentially, we feel that everyone deserves great wedding photography, yet not everyone can afford to pay many thousands of dollars for it. That's where we come in. When I ask our clients who they are looking at and comparing us to, it's pretty amazing that it's always the same four or five photographers, and they charge double what we do.
What does this mean for you? Well, it means that we have taken a good hard look at our offerings, and created affordable Wedding Photography packages. We’ve designed a more budget friendly pricing without sacrificing quality.
Let me explain what some of these things are, just so we are all clear on what is included in our Wedding Photography Packages:
- Day-of Coverage. You can also add time to any package, at any time, up until pretty much when we're packing to leave the wedding. We offer 4, 6, and 8 hours of coverage, but you can always add more.
- Engagement Session. This is a very special photo session done prior to the Wedding Day. It’s just the two of you, and me and Derica. We go somewhere, like the beach, or Ybor City, and create unique, memorable photos of you. You will receive these in your gallery (that you can download too!) and you can use them for “save-the-dates” or create sign-in books or boards which you can design right on our website!
- “The Disk”. Everyone seems to want a disk of all their images from their wedding, and we don’t hold back. All of our wedding photography packages include your images for download. Now, just so you understand, these files are “print ready”, meaning they are high resolution, corrected files that you have the rights to reproduce either via email, copying to a disk, Facebook, making prints, whatever. We don’t hold your wedding photographs hostage. You can, if you want to purchase a USB drive loaded with your images. We chose a really cool one in bamboo so yup, we're green too. It even comes in a cute little bamboo box.
- Online Gallery. There are lots of people that attend your wedding that might want to see the photos, but never have the chance to see them in person. We post your images in a private gallery on our website so these people (and you!) can see the images. They can also order files and prints directly from our gallery so they don’t have to go through you. Also, you will have a secret code given only to you that allows you to download the full size, reprintable files, either one at a time, or the whole shebang in one ZIP file. The gallery stays up online for at least a whole year!
- The Album. We believe every bride should have a finished, designed, album from her wedding. Our albums are the modern "coffee table book" style. With thick lay-flat pages and several cover choices, all can be added to any package.
There you have it. Affordable Wedding Photography Packages, Budget Wedding Photography, or Inexpensive Wedding Photography, no matter how you slice it, this is what we offer. To find out more, click PRICING at the top of this page, or click here. While you’re here, take a look around our website. I’m sure you will find that sometimes you get more than you pay for.