10 years ago there were a hand full of professional wedding photographers in the north east of england. since the advent of digital photography this number has trebled! now thats not a bad thing, as most of the extra working pro photographers spent a lot of time perfecting their craft. this was great for prospective brides as their were a lot more photographers to choose from and it also pushed the talent higher up the scale.
So wedding photography became a highly respected art and photographers were charging premium prices.
then along came the recession! people were losing their jobs left right and center! through this a lot of people decided wedding photography was easy and they made silly money for a “days work”.
So know what we have is an over abundance of really poor “wedding photographers” charging next to nothing , providing very poor images and driving the prices down of the talented established photographers.
take a look at this guy, www.gordonmackinnon.com when we were looking at wedding photographers a few year ago he was one we looked at. (he was already booked so couldn”t use him)
his prices were double what they are today!!!And he is one of the best in the north east.
I just hope all these new brides look carefully at their selected photographer as you only get one chance and chances are if your paying under £400 you are paying for a bad photographer.
anyway rant over and good luck finding the right pro for your day.