The Cost of Wedding Photographers in Sydney


How much does a Sydney Wedding Photographer Cost?

New couples planning their wedding always ask, how much does a wedding photographer in Sydney cost?   The photographer is usually the third wedding vendor a couple will book during the wedding planning process. Most couples are nearly always shopping around for an affordable wedding photography service in Sydney

There are several factors just how much your wedding photography will cost when planning your wedding in Sydney. They consist of the overall elements that go into what your photography needs are as well as the many variables that you need to take into account in your photography package. All this adds to the costs. Below we break down Sydney wedding photography prices.

We are sure you will be wondering when planning your wedding is just how much all your services in Sydney will cost. Wedding costs can vary from very high prices to very low. Determining what you need and factoring it in your overall budget can be difficult. So how much will your wedding photography cost in Sydney?

What do wedding photographers in Sydney charge?

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The prices of Sydney wedding photographers hugely vary. There is so many varieties and types of weddings in Sydney, which makes it difficult to work out an exact price for your Sydney wedding photography.

There are many factors that go toward just what costs you need to take into account Firstly is just how experienced the photographer and his team are. A photographer shooting weddings in Sydney for many years will most definitely be asking a higher price for his services

There are photographers in Sydney charge low as they aren’t overly experienced in weddings. Aside from this its not the only difference in how much a Sydney photographer charges their couples. A major consideration is also the quality of their image portfolio and the level of service they are giving their client. It’s very important not to skimp on quality or service to save a few dollars.

While searching for how much Sydney wedding photography packages costs, you need to investigate the image quality. Each photographer has their own style of photography that they offer so finding a photographer that fits your vision for your wedding highly matters.

A Sydney wedding photographers prices  can vary greatly. You can find a photographer in Sydney that only ask for $1000-$2000. Other wedding photographers could ask from $3900-$6500, or as high as $10,000 and higher. Currently the average cost  is around $3200-$3800 for wedding photography in Sydney

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Studio Zanetti has been providing Sydney wedding couples with affordable & classy photography for 15 years

When it’s time for planning your wedding day, leave yourself some space in your photography budget. Many photographers have added extras for their packages that you’ll probably want to add in. You may want to add and album or prints and wall art after you have seen your images.


There is so many ways to find out what photographer’s charge for their services after all not many photographers list their prices on their web pages like we do at Studio Zanetti.

May photographer want you to get in touch with them and ask for their wedding photography pricing.

A lot of photographers offer packages for their service. Packages mean a collection of services combined into one price. You need to compare the different wedding packages for your wedding photography.

Many photographers in Sydney offer customised quotes when you let them know exactly what you need in a wedding photography package to work out a price for you. For example they will start with how many hours of photography you need and whether you need a second shooter etc etc


This is the biggest question that couples ask is why does wedding photography cost so much? So many factors go into working out their fees and charges. To start with you are paying for a professional. Having a professional who is trusted is important. They need to have photographed many weddings to know how to make sure your wedding day runs on time. You only get one chance for the photos you dreamed of so having a trusted professional wedding photographer will set your mind at ease.

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Another thing to look at that adds to the cost of a Sydney wedding photographer is the service quality. You should be engaging a high-quality photographer who is engaging and knows how to work their way around at a wedding. They should know where to be and how to engage with their couples and guests to get perfect images. At Studio Zanetti we make sure we meet up before the wedding and chat about what exactly how we’ll be working at your wedding and answer any questions you may have.

How much TIME is spent before and after your wedding

When you book the photographer for your wedding day, you’re booking them for at least a week. Apart from the wedding day, there’s a lot of post production like correcting images, choosing the best images and general editing that goes into your wedding images. Not to mention meeting you several times before and after the wedding, emailing, calling or texting you, it all adds up.

Word or mouth is how we get the majority of our couples


There are many options included in Wedding Photographer packages like what we have listed below.

Main Photographer, this is the lead photographer at your wedding, they are also most of the time the person that is owner of the studio. Main photographers are also the most experienced over perhaps the 2nd shooter who may have also been hired

2nd Shooter. 2nd shooters are sometimes needed for weddings requiring more coverage. Like having coverage at the groom’s home which may be happening at the same time as the brides prep. There are some huge weddings they may even need a third shooter to be included in the package, mainly so couples know absolutely nothing will be missed

Cinematography Service. There is an abundance of videography and photography teams in Sydney. Sometimes these Sydney videographers can be booked directly with photographers. In many cases the photographer will join forces with a videographer team and set a single package for both services included so make sure to review their work. Having video coverage on your big day will give you an immersive memory experience to relive your wedding day . If you are booking photography and videography for your wedding you’ll be expecting to pay much more so make sure you include that in your budget.

Wedding Albums. Most photographers are offering albums in their Sydney wedding photography packages. There is a huge variation in price between all the albums that photographers offer. Design time including the type of materials used as well as shipping costs and if you are adding extra pages can have an impact in your budget. In the end having an album included compared to just having just the high rez files, will add a beautiful experience to relive your wedding.

Printed Photos and Wall Art. Having your photos printed are a great add on to your wedding photography packages. Printed photos can last a lifetime so its worth having some included alongside your digital file. Adding prints and wall art into your budget for wedding photography, you create many high-quality prints and framed artwork you can pass down the generations.

Engagement/Pre wedding Sessions. Having an engagement session will help you get comfortable in front of the camera, let’s face it, not everyone likes having their photo taken and you and your photographer will get to know each other. Pre wedding photo shoots most often are an add-on to the price of a wedding photographer in Sydney. you should opt for this as its perfect for you to get photos if you have a wedding site or creating save-the-date cards and also professional images of the 2 of you being yourselves. At Studio Zanetti we offer packages that include a pre wedding shoot or you can add one in as an added extra. It helps us in getting to know each other well before the wedding day.

Travelling Costs. Nearly all Sydney wedding photographers add in an additional travel fee for weddings that happen outside the Sydney Metropolitan area, whether it’s in the countryside, interstate or overseas for destination weddings.


Are you looking forward to wedding planning, but unsure about the price of wedding photography? We can help. Although we only have 4 packages that we offer we can always tailor make those to make them a lot more suitable for you.

Let us help you plan with what you may need for your wedding day photography and videography. At Studio Zanetti our aim is to find a price that affordable and manageable, you’ll definitely know that getting awesome images are in great hands

Together, we’ll work out a price of your Sydney wedding photography. When it comes to the Sydney wedding photographer cost, we’re sure to make it work for you. Reach out, and we’ll let you know how to have a great experience on the day at an affordable wedding photography price

At Studio Zanetti we also offer affordable business and corporate event and function photography. View our corporate photography brand PORTRAI HERE