Why do I use the word investment and not price? Life is short. Pictures last a lifetime. Invest in your images. I love what I do for a living and I take pride in my work. Make sure you LOVE whomever you hire to because when you look at your photos, you will not only think about the images and the day, but who was there to share it with you, especially the photographer that captured them. Sure I could tell you about how much my gear costs, the insurance, edit time, expenses, back up gear, 2nd shooters, training etc…I will spare you the boring details. Just know I may only spend a few hours photographing or shooting video but there is a lot of work that goes on after we end our session.