Run by Photographers for Photographers
Affordable Wedding Photographers was created by a photographer for photographers. Trying to break into the wedding photography business is extremely hard. Some of us want to do weddings photography full time – whilst others see it as an amazing way to spend our weekends and earn a little extra money helping record one of the happiest days of someone’s lives.
But trying to get a foothold in the wedding photography business is extremely hard and often it results in a race to the bottom, with new photographers doing anything they can to get their first few wedding shoots, including working for less than free.
Also second shooters who shoot with anything other than Canon or Nikon are often excluded from potential 2nd shooter positions because other brands such as Sony, Olympus, Fuji, Panasonic are excluded.
To the couple getting married it makes no difference what brand of camera you use as long as the results make them happy.
Menu Pricing for Wedding Photography
We take price out of the equation by having a set menu pricing for all aspects of wedding photography. Couples are presented with a menu of options, and photographers that are able to offer those options and that’s it. No more competing with each other to make yourself as cheap as possible.
Our charges are simple, just 10% (£100 minimum for 1st shooters, £50 minimum for 2nd shooters) of what you charge customers coming from this website goes towards the running and marketing of this website.
We Aim to Save You Time
Going back and forth with prospective clients is often extremely time consuming. Often clients need to be handheld throughout the process and the back and forth can take up many hours of your time, which often leads to no business at all. Our aim is to educate the public so that their expectations are managed in a way that give both parties the best possible outcome.
We Encourage Working Together
There are so many people getting married each year that there’s should be enough work for all of us. We actively encourage more experienced photographers to take on 2nd shooters and help bring them up through the ranks.
Backup Each Other If You Get Sick
We all get sick or have family emergencies. Being part of this site means you potentially have an army of fellow photographers out there to back you up and take over a wedding shoot should an emergency happen. Regular Social Events for Photographers Being a photographer can be a lonely profession, we want to encourage you to get out there and come meet with other photographers. Training Courses We aim to offer training courses for all up and coming photographers.
Minimum Requirements to Join
You must have a minimum of 2 interchangeable lens cameras to bring to each wedding, so if one fails you have a backup camera.
You must shoot your wedding images in RAW or RAW + JPEG formats. Shooting in RAW format allows a much greater ability to correct and adjust photos. Photographers that only shoot weddings in JPEG format will not be accepted.
If your camera only has 1 memory card slot then you must shoot in RAW + JPEG to give yourself an added chance of data recovery should you have a memory card failure.
You must have at least one external flash for your camera and know how to use it.
You must have at least 2 spare 32GB Class 10+ memory cards (1 per camera)
Before shooting your first wedding with us all photographers with only a single card slot in their cameras must also submit a screenshot of all 4 of their memory cards passing a full read / write test
You must have 2nd shot at least 2 weddings before you can be a 1st shooter with us