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.
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:
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: