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Understanding Wedding Photographer Costs in Montreal

Allocating Your Wedding Budget for Photography

Weddings are a momentous occasion, and many couples want to capture those special memories forever through photography. But how much does a wedding photographer cost in Montreal? Well, the answer isn't as simple as a number. It varies greatly depending on your needs and budget.

Hourly Rates vs. Number of Photos: What's the Cost of Wedding Photography?

The first thing to keep in mind is that the idea of contributing 10-15% of your wedding budget to photography is a myth. Many photographers simply google the average wedding cost in Canada, pull out the number, and decide they'll be happy with 10-15% of that. In reality, a wedding photographer should cost as much as you're willing to pay. And that price should not be more than $150 per hour for roughly 50 edited pictures and 200$ for 75 pictures.

What Does a Montreal Wedding Photographer's Fee Cover?

What does that cost include? Well, it covers the photographer's time on the location, the time it takes to travel to and from the location, the time spent with you on the phone before the wedding, editing the pictures, and a tiny fraction of equipment depreciation. Most photographers use Lightroom to edit pictures, which is considered non-retouch editing. For professionally Photoshopped pictures, it can take up to half an hour to edit just one photo. In that case, a wedding with 500 Photoshopped pictures should cost a minimum of $15,000.

The Realities of Photo Editing: Lightroom Versus Photoshop in Wedding Pics

But be wary of photographers who claim to spend 40 hours editing your pictures when they don't provide original images for comparison. And if your photographer isn't removing acne, making you look smaller and skinnier, removing objects from the background, adjusting little hairs, and more, then you're being taken advantage of.

Transparency in Photography Pricing: Avoiding Hidden Cost

Choosing NXT Photography: Affordable Quality for Your Montreal Wedding

Why NXT Photography Offers the Best Value for Wedding Photos in Montreal

Now that you know what many photographers won't tell you, it's time to do your research before booking a photographer. You'll find that NXT Photography is the cheapest and most affordable Montreal wedding photographer out there. But don't just take our word for it. Do your due diligence and make sure you find a photographer who is transparent about their pricing, and who you feel comfortable working with. After all, these pictures will last a lifetime, so you want to make sure you're getting what you paid for.

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