There are details for all kinds of South West Wedding Photographers offering many styles from photojournalistic Reportage to artistic Contemporary wedding photography in the South West region. We also have listings for Budget and Affordable Wedding Photographers in the South West.
Most South West wedding photographers prices will include packages for luxury storybook albums to reduced rates for smaller midweek registry office weddings. If you are getting married out of season or midweek then it is worth checking if their prices include a discount for your wedding date. Prices range from £500 for small registry office weddings to £1000 or under for larger weddings out of season. Expect to pay about £1450 for an experienced wedding photographer for key summer dates and over £2200 for a package that includes a wedding album.
These prices are for guidance only, Wedding photography is a very competitive business in 2019 and some photographers will offer discounts depending on how busy they are.
Many wedding photojournalists are always on the lookout for interesting and unusual weddings to shoot and so if you think your wedding story is particularly unusual then you may find a lot of documentary-style specialists will be keen to book your wedding.
Others will be keen to work at certain venues either because it is close to where they are based or because they know it is a spectacular location and they want to get some images for their portfolios.
For these reasons, it Is always worth getting as many quotes as possible, even from photographers who may seem to be a bit over your maximum budget - you never know, you may be able to pick up a bargain at reduced rates.
Getting Married in the South West of England
The South West has the largest area of the nine official regions of England and consists of counties Gloucestershire, Bristol, Wiltshire, Somerset, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall - as well as the Isles of Scilly. The largest city is Bristol, and other urban centres include Plymouth, Swindon, Gloucester, Cheltenham, Bournemouth, Poole, Exeter, Bath and Torbay. It has two national parks (Dartmoor and Exmoor), and four world heritage sites Stonehenge, City of Bath, Cornwall and West Devon Mining landscape, the Jurassic Coast.
As you'd expect with areas as scenic and beautiful as these, there are many incredible venues you can choose for your wedding. From country house estates to castles and one of my personal favourites, Polhawn Fort at Torpoint.
Wedding Photography in South West England
Once you have chosen the date and venues for your wedding, then the next stage in planning should be hiring a professional photographer who is familiar with the area.
Parts of the South West are less populated and affluent than other areas of the UK, but there is still a massive choice of incredible wedding photographers in this region. Many wedding photographers will travel to the SW counties, because of the excellent photo opportunities, with little or no costs added on, so the choice is even more comprehensive. You’ll be able to find whatever style you want: traditional, classical, reportage or even vintage and alternative forms shot on film or digital.
Some of the best, high-end luxury wedding photographers are based in the South West, but there is also an excellent selection of budget wedding photographers offering packages for under £1000. You should expect to pay a bit less than the UK average price of around £1500 for a fantastic photographer for your wedding.
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Booking the perfect wedding photographer for your wedding is a daunting task - before booking make sure you ask these questions