Wedding photography pricing should be simple.
You don’t want to spend hours trying to piece together a package and you certainly don’t want to be nickel and dimed on the things you really want.
Speaking of what you really want, sometimes you just might not know! How are you supposed to pick how many prints you want or what size your album should be if you haven’t even seen the photos? Your wedding is months away… how are you supposed to know exactly how many hours you need photographed?
Good news. We’re going to make it simple for you.
At Ablaze we offer three wedding packages. We give you everything you need, and we let you decide if you want to add anything else later (we’ll make some suggestions so you know what is available). You’ll never be pressured and there will never be any surprises. Just straightforward, honest pricing.
Wedding Photography Packages
All prices listed are for Columbia, SC.
(minimal travel fees may apply outside of the Columbia area)
-Up To 6 Hours Coverage
-Up To 8 Hours Coverage
-Engagement & Bridal Sessions
-Full Day Coverage
-12x12 Heirloom Album
Frequently Asked Questions
What about albums, prints, wall portraits, save the dates, guest books, thank you cards and other products?
We strongly believe in both physical and digital products. You want to be able to share your photos freely and enjoy them on your phone, computer, and other devices. You also want to have very high quality products that will stand the test of time and that you’ll be able to show off not only now, but to future generations.
After each session and after the wedding, we’ll give you opportunities to purchase any products you want, and we’ll make some suggestions on what is most popular. If there is something you want that we don’t offer, we’ll help you find someone who does. Our pricing will always be easy to understand and usually you will have a variety of options. As mentioned before, there is never any pressure to buy any additional items.
We also archive your photos, so you can make additional product purchases right after your wedding or years down the road.
What if I only need an engagement/anniversary/proposal session?
Just send me an email with what you have in mind and I’ll get back to you with a quote.
These sessions start at $250, but the final price depends on your specific needs!
Can I get a discount if we DON'T need an engagement/bridal session?
The short answer is not usually.
I find that we work much better on the wedding day when we’ve already broken the ice with an engagement session. This is the perfect time to get to know me and how I work. I’ll also teach you how to be comfortable and relaxed in front of the camera so that on your wedding day you don’t even need to think about it.
Nobody wants stiff wedding photos. You should at least do an engagement session ;)
Do you offer any kind of discounts?
- We offer a 10% service discount if the bride or groom is active military, police, or firefighter.
- Occasionally, specials or incentives may be offered to our email list, social media followers, or at bridal shows. Be sure to follow us!
- You may earn product credits for referring your friends who become clients, so make sure they let us know you sent them!
Why are wedding photographers so expensive?
You’re right. Great wedding photographers are not cheap… and cheap wedding photographers are usually not great! lol.
When you hire us to photograph your wedding, you are getting professionals. There aren’t many situations we haven’t encountered at weddings. We’ve got backups of our backups, we know how to shoot in any kind of light, we won’t distract your guests, and you’ll end up with quality photos every single time. You don’t have to worry.
In our minds, this is worth paying a little extra. Hiring a professional photographer is not something you will regret 20 years from now.
What are your travel fees outside of Columbia?
We quote this on a case by case basis.
If your wedding is within a 2-3 hour drive and we don’t have to stay overnight, we usually won’t charge a travel fee. If we need to stay overnight, we’ll charge a fee that covers our expenses (which may include gas, hotel, food, and childcare).
If you are getting married in a really awesome location that we’ve never visited, we may even decide to waive the fees. We’ve made exceptions before.