I’m Mark, a professional last minute wedding photographer in Melbourne who gives nervous bride and grooms the last hope when they want to get a wedding photographer desperately in a month, a week even just one night before the wedding.
I’m a Melbourne local wedding photographer but I also service in Yarra Valley, Geelong, Mornington Peninsula, Dandenong range or anywhere you need a last minute or backup wedding photographer in emergency situation.
The definition of a last-minute wedding photographer is the wedding photographer who is dedicated in providing decent photography services to those bride and grooms who got cancelled by their already booked wedding photographers in short time towards their wedding.
As professional and responsible wedding photographers, no one want to cancel the bride’s wedding and turn the bride to bridezilla. However, everything can happen, the photographer might be sick, or affected by family issues and especially the covid-19 brings up more uncertainties in Melbourne.
I know you are stressed and upset when you hear the bad news that your wedding photographer can’t work on your wedding day a week prior to your wedding.
Should you choose a last-minute wedding photographer blindly?
No, you shall not choose a last-minute photographer random. You got cancelled by your wedding photographer, it is not your fault. I’m here to assist you to find a reliable wedding photographer in a short time yet also in an effective way.
– Find a wedding photographer in your photographer’s list
– Book a wedding photographer from a studio or company instead individual wedding photographer
– Get help from your family and friend
Find a wedding photographer in your photographer’s list: normally the bride and groom would meet 2-3 wedding photographers and then book the best one who fits their wedding budget and style best.
So the warm advise to the bride and groom is to keep a good relationship with the wedding photographer though you didn’t book their service, they are the best option when you need a last minute wedding photographer.
Book the last-minute wedding photographer from a studio or company: I would suggest you book a wedding photographer from a company rather than booking individual wedding photographers.
Why use a company service over the individual wedding photographer in the last minute?
Because wedding photography companies such as the Tree studio and Moments to Life work as team, they have dedicated administrators, coordinators and photographers only focus on the wedding day.
However, individual wedding photographer only work for himself or herself, or maybe he runs a family business. Individual wedding photographer mostly likely have to do the admin work, shooting, and editing on his own.
In the last-minute situation, you want to get a solution immediately however individual wedding photographers might be shooting weddings or meeting with other brides, they can’t answer your urgent questions quickly, sometimes you have to wait their email in a week’s time but your wedding is due in this weekend.
Apart from the response time, a wedding photography studio has multiple fully trained wedding photographers and keep their work and style consistent in a long run. However, for the individual wedding photographers, they always work on their own, if they can’t service you, they will refer a freelance wedding photographer who has different wedding photography style, you might not be happy with their services.
Get help from your friends and family for last-minute wedding photographer: As a rational person, I don’t want to give you empty promises when you are looking to hire a last-minute wedding photographer in Melbourne.
What if you can’t find a last-minute wedding photographer in Melbourne market or the wedding photography price is much higher than your budget?
In this worst scenario, what you can do? Give up? No, never give up. You can ask your friends and family members to be your wedding photographer, even if they are landscape or portrait photographers, however they can get to understand your personal touch.
Even they don’t have a professional DSLR camera, they can use smart phones to capture your wedding. In fact, the latest smart phones provide sufficient resolutions for photos to be used on social media.
Once again, never give up.
I am assuming you have found a last-minute wedding photographer now. Don’t hurry up, keep your money in your pocket for a moment. Please check their wedding photography portfolio and Google review to make sure you get the right person.
Perhaps you don’t have time to meet your last-minute wedding photographer in person now, however you can ask some essential 27 questions to ask your wedding photographer before hiring them.
The 27 questions contain the most important questions you shall know in order to make sure you find the right last-minute wedding photographer.
Furthermore, lots of last-minute wedding photographer over promise you before you pay for the money, you need to check with them how to deal with the photography editing, wedding album in the post work.
Asking their workflow of wedding photography service is a good idea to ensure you get a consistent and quality service from the very beginning to the end when you have the print work.
How much should you pay for your last-minute wedding photography? According to William.H’s 2020 wedding photography price guide and report, the average wedding photography cost is $2914 in 2019, the statistics was obtained from the Government report and Easy wedding.
At TREE STUDIO, our wedding photography starts at $1499 which includes 6 hours photography coverage.
– 6 hours photography coverage
– ONE photographer
– 1 enlargement print 14*11 inch
– 1 enlargement print 20*16 inch
– Unlimited images taken
– All High Res Photos on the USB
– Pre-wedding Consultation with PhotographerWith Album $1,99812×8 inch (20 sides) Luxury leather bound album
You could also find more wedding photography packages on our website.
There are 5 important points I want to present to you at the end of this blog:
– You need to understand what is a last-minute wedding photographer and how important they are regarding to you wedding.
– Find a last-minute wedding photographer in a rational and calm mind instead of stressed and panic mood
– Double confirm with the last minute wedding photographer and make sure they are reliable
– Understand what you can get from your last-minute wedding photographer’s package
– The average wedding photography price start at $2914 and Tree studio 6 hours photography package starts at $1499
If you have more questions about your upcoming wedding or your friends are now desperately seeking a last minute wedding photographer, you can contact me, I’m Mark, a friendly last minute wedding photographer, your wedding guard. I’m serious about my bride and groom.