Alright, lovebirds, let’s get real about something crucial for your big day: wedding photography. You’re probably wondering, “How much are wedding photos?” Well, buckle up because we’re diving into the nitty-gritty of wedding photography costs, straight from the source at Matthew Smart Photography.

Understanding the Investment

First things first, wedding photography is an investment. It’s not just about hiring someone with a fancy camera. It’s about capturing the essence of your day, the emotions, the candid pictures that make your heart skip a beat. So, let’s break down what you’re really paying for.

Packages at Matthew Smart Photography

I understand that every couple’s needs are unique. That’s why I offer a variety of packages to fit different budgets and preferences. Here’s a quick rundown:

  • Timeless Elegance: £595 - Perfect for smaller, intimate ceremonies. Includes coverage of the ceremony, candid shots of guests, and formal family photos.
  • Digital Essentials: £995 - My most popular option. This includes full-day coverage from getting ready to the first dance, ensuring I capture every moment.
  • Gold Collection: £1195 - For those who want it all. Includes a beautifully crafted wedding album.


  • 10 hours of coverage (4 hours for Timeless Elegance)
  • Complimentary engagement session
  • Full-resolution images
  • Private online gallery
  • Personalised digital shop
  • Downloadable app

Why the Range in Prices?

You might wonder why there’s such a range in prices for wedding photography. According to many sources, the average cost in the UK is about £1500. Here’s why prices vary:

  1. Experience and Reputation: More experienced photographers with a solid reputation tend to charge more. They bring expertise, reliability, and a polished style to the table.
  2. Time Investment: Shooting a wedding isn’t just about the day itself. There’s pre-wedding planning, the actual shoot, and extensive post-processing. A full-day wedding can easily translate into 40+ hours of work.
  3. Quality of Service: Higher-priced packages often include additional perks like engagement sessions, second shooters, and bespoke albums. These add-ons enhance the overall experience and final product.

Why is Wedding Photography So Expensive?

Let’s break down the costs involved:

  • Equipment: High-quality cameras, lenses, lighting, and backup gear aren’t cheap. Plus, they need regular maintenance and upgrades.
  • Software and Training: Editing software and ongoing training to stay current with trends and techniques are crucial.
  • Time: From the initial consultation to the final delivery of photos, wedding photography involves a significant time commitment. Each photo is carefully edited to ensure it meets the highest standards.

Value of Professional Photography

Remember, after the cake is eaten and the flowers have wilted, your photos are what remain. They tell the story of your day and capture memories that last a lifetime. Investing in a professional ensures you get high-quality images and a stress-free experience, allowing you to focus on what truly matters – celebrating your love.

So, there you have it, folks. Wedding photography is an investment in your memories. I'm dedicated to providing value and capturing your special day with the utmost care and creativity. Whether you’re looking for a Birmingham wedding photographer, a Shropshire photographer, or someone for your Staffordshire wedding photography needs, we’ve got you covered.

Ready to book? Head over to Matthew Smart Photography and let’s make your wedding day unforgettable.



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