Beginner Photographers: Those just    wedding photography prices   starting may charge lower rates, typically between $500 and $1,500. They might be looking to build their portfolio and gain experience.
Mid-Level Photographers: With several years of experience and a decent portfolio, mid-level photographers usually charge between $2,000 and $4,000.
Experienced Photographers: Highly experienced photographers with a strong reputation and high demand can charge $5,000 and above. Some top-tier professionals may even exceed $10,000.

Urban vs. Rural: Photographers in large metropolitan areas often charge more due to the higher cost of living and increased demand. For example, wedding photography in New York City or San Francisco will generally be more expensive than in smaller towns or rural areas.
Destination Weddings: These typically incur additional costs for travel, accommodation, and sometimes even gear transportation. Destination wedding packages can range from $5,000 to $15,000 or more, depending on the distance and location.
Package Inclusions:

Basic Packages: These usually cover a set number of hours (e.g., 4-6 hours), basic photo editing, and a limited number of digital images. Prices for basic packages can range from $1,000 to $3,000.
Comprehensive Packages: More expensive packages may include full-day coverage (8-12 hours), a second photographer, engagement shoots, albums, prints, and advanced editing. Such packages can range from $3,500 to $7,000 or more.
Custom Packages: Tailored to the couple's specific needs, custom packages might include extras like pre-wedding shoots, post-wedding sessions, or even video services. These can vary widely in price but typically start around $4,000.
Duration of Coverage:

Half-Day Coverage: Usually 4-6 hours, suitable for shorter weddings or elopements, costing between $1,000 and $2,500.
Full-Day Coverage: 8-12 hours to capture the entire event, ranging from preparations to the reception. Prices generally start at $2,500 and can go up to $6,000 or more.
Add-Ons and Extras: