What’s the average cost of a wedding photographer?

Couples today put a large emphasis on creating stunning wedding photography to cherish for a lifetime. We understand – we’ve got an entire Real Weddings section dedicated to newlyweds’ wedding photos! But how much are Australian couples willing to spend? What’s the average cost of a wedding photographer?

According to the Easy Weddings 2016 Annual Australian Wedding Survey, the average price couples are willing to spend for wedding photography is $2845.

When it comes to how much couples are willing to part with to create stunning photography that’ll be cherished for a lifetime, the average price varies from state to state across Australia.

The stats

Australian Capital Territory and Western Australian couples are the big spenders in this case, willing to part with an average of $3510 and $3225 respectively.

Just below the three thousand mark, New South Wales couples spend an average of $2995, with Victorian couples following closely behind at $2835. South Australian couples spend an average of $2575 on wedding photography, and Queensland couples are willing to part with $2560.

Tasmanian couples are the most modest in regards to wedding photography, spending an average of $2375 for 2016.


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Fun facts

According to the Easy Weddings 2016 Annual Australian Wedding Survey, 99% of couples said they will be having a photographer at their wedding. 91% of those said they would hire a professional wedding photographer to capture their day, while 8% said they’ll have a family member or friend act as photographer.

In regards to style, Australian couples prefer neither posed shots or candid and natural shots, with a majority 89% of couples agreeing they’d prefer a mix of both photography styles.

2017 prediction

For 2017, the Easy Weddings Annual Wedding Survey results so far conclude a rise in what Australian couples are willing to pay for their wedding photography. While the complete 2017 survey is not yet published, we predict this rise in average price is due to an increase in the emphasis and importance of wedding photography. Furthermore, with technology improving by the day, the results are simply worth the money!

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Keep your eyes peeled for the upcoming 2017 Easy Weddings Annual Wedding Survey Results!

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