Understanding Professional Wedding Photographers Costs

We got an email from a prospective Bride asking why Wedding Photo Services were so “costly”… I guess she was shopping around and found a variety of pricings from Professionals to Amateurs, not knowing how to difference them, and made her wondered on why such differences…

So, we came out with this list of Professional Photographers costs:

1 – Equipment: Professional DSLR Cameras, good quality and variety of lenses, batteries, memory cards, various flashes, Computers, Photoshop or similar software, external hard drives, CDs or DVDs, CDs or DVDs cases, etc. Remember, equipment needs annual maintenance, just like a car and that has additional costs as well.

2 – Websites costs and internet connection

3 – Advertising

4 – Car – gas and maintenance

5 – Insurance

6 – Office supplies (business cards, paper, envelops, printers, ink, etc.)

7 – Mailing costs

8 – Album, prints, proof books

9 – Cell phones

And the list goes on an on…

Also, the Photographer does not get paid XXXX for X hours of work. The Photographer got paid for X hours of shooting… and a lot more hours of “behind the scene’s” work such as backups, processing, meeting with the couples, traveling, putting up galleries, etc…

Finally, the “artistic” view of a Professional Photographer that requires talent, knowledge and experience which is Priceless…

Al Ojeda Photography

Contact info: ida@alojeda.com – 908 2403240


Monday Morning Flowers… The perfect flower shop for your wedding !!!

A couple weeks ago we visited our friend Georgianne from “Monday Morning Flowers” at her store in the Princeton Forrestal Village. As soon as you enter the door, you’ll get a warm welcoming smile from Georgianne… It’s known that first impressions make a lasting impression.

"Al Ojeda Photography - New Jersey Wedding Photographers - Monday Morning Flowers photos"

Georgianne has a full service florist store that does it all serving New Jersey and Pennsylvania with fantastic floral creations, unique ballroom bouquets, and food delights such as gourmet baskets and cookie arrangements, in addition to elegant plants and dish gardens. They can be ordered 24 hours daily.

"Al Ojeda Photography - New Jersey Wedding Photographers - Monday Morning Flowers photos"

"Al Ojeda Photography - New Jersey Wedding Photographers - Monday Morning Flowers photos"

We had an amazing chat about Weddings and all the hard work Georgianne puts into providing couples with their dreamed bouquets, flower arrangements, etc. Along with being super nice and the vast experience of years of working in the wedding industry, Georgianne fulfills any Brides needs, helping her accomplish her vision with great ideas, also working on budgets, which nowadays is so important.

"Al Ojeda Photography - New Jersey Wedding Photographers - Monday Morning Flowers photos"

Any Bride that stops at her shop will fall in love with her kind approach !!! The staff is also so warm and helpful…

"Al Ojeda Photography - New Jersey Wedding Photographers - Princeton wedding photos"Our Bride Susan with a gorgeous bouquet that Georgianne created for her…

Check out her website: http://www.perfectweddingflowers.com/

Contact info: georgianne@mondayflowers.com or call 609.493.1400 for PA call 215.493.1400

Blog: http://mondaymorningflowers.blogspot.com/

Pics by Al Ojeda Photography


Wedding Photography and a Graphic Designer Bride

So this Bride is a fantastic Graphic Designer. Her Wedding was held at the Jersey Shore. Her vision has been transmited in these pics taken by Al Ojeda Photography… Cool colors, logos and sea horses combined in a creatively manner…

A gallery of her view !!!

Invitations !!!

Al Ojeda Photography

Contact info: ida@alojeda.com – 908 240 3240


Wedding Photography, September Promotion – Free Engagement Session

Al Ojeda Photography is again offering a Free Engagement Session. Go for any of our Wedding Photography Packages that inlcude an album. Offer good for all Wedding Contracts signed during September, 2010.

Includes: 1 hour engagement session at location, a CD with selected and edited images in high and low resolution (printing and online purposes) as well as an online gallery. Copyrights to images. Travel fees may apply.

Engagement Sessions are a less pressure way for couples to have fun while getting pics taken. It also helps establishing a deeper relationship with the Photographer… The couple will be more familiar in front of a camera, which will traduce in more unique results during the actual wedding day.

Contact info: ida@alojeda.com – 908 240 3240