If you are getting married in Barrie, you are likely interested in pricing information for photographers. But, quite simply, there is no one answer to this question.
So many factors determine why the pricing of one Barrie photographer is different from another. Just as fine cuisine by an established chef is more expensive than fast food at the mall, you pay for the level of experience your photographer brings to your wedding day. A true professional should be able to confidently show you weddings they captured in a wide range of circumstances: rainy day weddings, weddings that took place late in the day or in dark environments, outdoor weddings, weddings in grand ballrooms, and weddings in backyard tents.
Professional photographers invest in regular upgrades to their equipment and education. Attending industry conventions is an important part of regular creative and technical development which less expensive photographers sometimes do not factor into their business. Similarly, carrying a liability insurance and equipment insurance is an important step some photographers skip. While their fee may be lower, you may have problems if your venue requires a certificate of insurance that they are unable to provide.
Wedding photography is often bundled with other services in a collection of offerings. The goal is for the photographer to meet the needs of the majority of engaged couples all in one bundled offering. Many times these collections will include wedding day coverage, an engagement session, an album, post-wedding portraits or a combination of these. One Barrie wedding photographer may include a second shooter while another also offers video services, and yet another comes as just an individual. It can be very difficult to decipher.
Some photographers work in a variety of different areas (Barrie and Toronto, for example). Their rates for weddings further from their hometown may be higher because additional travel is required. Likewise, they do not charge local couples for unnecessary travel. Other photographers may work in destination markets and need to consider airfare as well as additional time away from their office and family during the weddings they cover. As such, they have custom pricing options for those destination weddings. Do not let a lack of pricing displayed clearly on the website deter you from contacting a Barrie photographer!