Atlantic County Weddings: Tips to Find Your Photographer
Having your NJ wedding in Atlantic County is a great, fun, laid-back way to celebrate your love. However, having your wedding in Atlantic County does have its challenges to consider with searching for your photographer. Hopefully, these few helpful tips will give you a few things to consider before interviewing prospective Atlantic County Wedding Photographers.
1. Travel Fees: Unlike Enchanted Celebrations who does not charge a travel fees, most Atlantic County Wedding Photographers do charge travel fees even if they are just driving on the Atlantic City Expressway. Travel fees can range from $40-$150. If you are already paying a photographer to shoot your wedding, edit your wedding pictures, and to print your professional album you DO NOT need to pay their travel; even if you really, really like their work. Those Atlantic County Photographers are the same ones to add other “last minute” fees after the wedding and hold your album hostage until you pay their “administrative fees.”
2. Arrogance: Some Photographers in Atlantic County are a bit arrogant, or as I should say are very arrogant. I recently attended a friend’s wedding who hired a photographer for $8000. Now, at Enchanted Celebrations, our photography packages start at $1495 and cap out at $4900. I know how much albums, editing, and staff costs so when I hear anything over $6000 for an Atlantic County Photography package – it better be PACKED with photographic products. Needless to say, my friends got less than what Enchanted Celebrations has in our $1995 and a whole lot of attitude from the photographers. If you have ever want to see two of the most annoying, arrogant, in your face photographers , hire that company (of course I’m not telling who it is)! Additionally, I saw the pictures online which an 8×10 costs $50; I was not impressed.
3. Staying Modern: Now, this one is not a bash against people who live in Atlantic County or who have weddings in Atlantic County, my finance’s parents live in Atlantic County (and I know they are reading this : ) but Photographers have got to step it up into 2010. When we have our photographers staff meeting at Enchanted Celebrations we always bring up “innovation.” What are we not doing that is the standard and also, is there anything we can add to our service list. Atlantic County photographers are still in the 1980’s. For the past month I have been “secret shopping” them to see what is going and let me tell you, if I see one more posed “photojournalistic” shot that they are trying to pass off as being original, my head is going to explode. Also, the term for the type of wedding albums where the pictures are printed directly onto the page are called, “flush mount albums” not “digital albums,” the rest of the industry has been calling them the first since the late 90’s. If you are meeting with an Atlantic County Photographer and they call their albums, “digital albums” just take out the Whitesnake tape and he or she will feel right at home.
In closing, Atlantic County photographers need to get with the rest of the industry and it is the responsibility of the bride and groom to be able to pick and choose the photographer that is the best fit for them for their Atlantic County Wedding. If you are looking for an honest, upfront, and modern wedding photographer, don’t even waste any more time and visit our website at: http://www.enchantedcelebrations.com or if you like, you can call Alex at: 609-618-7302.
Don’t forget that Enchanted Celebrations covers all of NJ, NYC Metro, and Philadelphia for no additional charge. Our main service area covers Ocean County, Atlantic County, Monmouth County, Cape May County, Salem County, Middlesex County, Gloucester County, and Burlington County.