Prices

What are your wedding photography prices?

Important note

January 2016: I decided over a year ago that I would retire at the start of 2016 and have stopped taking further bookings. There are still a very small number of weddings booked for 2016 and 2017 (you know who you are) which I am honouring and looking forward to.

Time has flown since we came to the Hebrides and I have had an absolute ball with so many fabulous people, but there’s a limit to how much a body can take. Plus there are many things I want to do that are still on my list and I need time out for.

I am leaving the information below for reference by those who still have bookings to be completed, or for general advice for those researching photography.  Thank you all for your bookings – it has been an honour and a privilege to work with you. Happy new year and best wishes for the future.

Mike

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I want my wedding photography prices to be affordable to everyone who likes it, so I set my fee as low as I can to be fair to the client and fair to me.

If you check the ‘Full Story’ page you’ll see that a wedding fee needs to cover a couple of days work in addition to the 12 hours or so attending your wedding, investment in equipment, insurance costs, fuel, etc.  You’ll also find a description of the way I normally approach a wedding – but note that this is just to give an idea and any specific requests that you have may be discussed at our briefing meeting.

To help with the cost of your photography, I supply all of the images that I have individually selected and processed at full resolution on CD, together with 7.5 inch x 5 inch (191mm x 126mm) proof prints of the images.  Using the CD, you are  free to obtain further prints, photobooks, wall-art and other personalised products you wish to buy from any source you wish, at every day processing prices (I recommend photo box.co.uk and will happily bulk upload your images to them for you, if you wish).

This means that neither you nor I have the bother of collating orders/payments, as you can share your online album directly with your friends and family, so they can buy direct from the processor.

Pricing

The guide prices shown are subject to confirmation quote to you at the time of booking/enquiry.  They vary according to location because of ferry and accommodation requirements. When your price and booking have been confirmed, the fees are fixed but ferry and delivery charges may be subject to change by the operator.

Full payment is due on or before the morning of the wedding.

A deposit may be requested for the cost of accommodation, air travel and ferries, some of which may be non-refundable in the event of cancellation.

For a full day’s coverage, from morning preparation until after a few dances, the total wedding photography prices are as follows (the individual items are listed further down the page):

Totals 2014 2015
Isle of Lewis or Isle of Harris £720.00 £750.00
All islands between Berneray and Eriskay £872.00 *£910.00
Isle of Barra £925.00 *£936.00
Inverness and mainland locations within 60 miles of Ullapool £914.00 *£936.00
Isle of Skye and other locations Ask
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Any additional costs – see below
 (* = estimated)

 

Items included in the above 2014 2015
My professional fee to cover the work provided £660.00 £690.00
The processing and postage at cost price for 300 proof prints £60.00 £60.00
For the Uists only, 5 day saver return ferry fares, car + driver,
Leverburgh – Berneray
£72.00 *£80.00
For the Isle of Barra only, 5 day saver return ferry fares, car + driver,
Leverburgh – Berneray PLUS Eriskay – Barra
£125.00 *£130.00
For Inverness or other mainland only, return ferry fares, car + driver,
Stornoway – Ullapool
£114.00 *£130.00
For the Uists, Isle of Barra, Skye or mainland,
B&B accommodation for 2 nights
£80.00 £80.00
Any additional costs – see below
(* = estimated)

 

Additional costs

Delivery: By Royal Mail 1st class signed for service, to deliver your prints/CD package. Actual cost price, medium package 2-5kgs, £15.00.

Mileage: No mileage charge is made for Outer Hebrides, Inverness or locations within 60 miles of Ullapool.  For more distant locations, please request a quotation.

Air travel / car rental: Charged at cost.  Air travel is payable on booking and non-refundable.

Albums

Please ask to see samples.

‘The Hebridean’ – individually designed and collated for you, 90 pages, £200 plus postage if required.

Graphistudio wedding storybook – allow approximately £500 for a 40 to 50 page book.  These are created by expert designers in Italy and prices vary according to cover, page material and finish choices. Parent and guest books are also available.

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Wedding photography prices at January 2014, subject to availability and change.