Millions of couples around the world shell out thousands of dollars for the best photography and videography services. Couples don’t want to sacrifice quality so they are almost forced to hire an expensive photographer who can immortalize their wedding photos.
The same goes for other important events in your life such as baptisms, birthdays, anniversaries, and the like. Even in your professional life, photos and videos are badly needed for corporate events, company anniversaries, product launches, and many more.
Here are five sure-fire ways to afford photography and videography services:
Consider a photo/video registry or fund
We all heard about a gift registry. How about doing one for your photo and video costs? Your guests and apologetic no-shows can chip into the cost of having your event covered by professional photographers.
Some high-end studios offer this service. You can just pay for the balance of the cost that was not covered by the registry. You can also launch a crowdfunding campaign to cover the cost of your photo and video services.
Check your connections
You might have a friend or a friend of a friend or a relative’s friend who’s into photography. He may be amateur but if you check out his photos and find them acceptable, you can book him at a friendly discounted price.
The depth of the discount may vary but even a 10-percent discount is such a big help when we’re talking about thousands of dollars you can possibly spend on photo and video services.
Get multiple quotes from different teams. You can then compare the pros and cons of each photo and video team until you can arrive at an informed decision that you won’t regret.
Spend as long as it takes to research photographers and videographers in your area. You are not allowed to make mistakes when it comes to someone who’ll capture these special moments in your life.
Once you have narrowed down the teams you want to hire, you need to do a thorough background check. This means reading online reviews, asking for references, and checking out their portfolio again and again.
Don’t be afraid to ask them direct questions. If they have nothing to hide, they should be confident enough in providing you all the references you need.
Stick to a lower-priced package
The full package comes with frills and add-ons. You might not need these and instead, opt for just the basic service. All you need is for someone to take professional photos of the event. You can have these printed later on at a more affordable price than the full package offers.