2014 Wedding Photography Trends Interview with Shayla Edenfield of Affordable Wedding Photography
Perfect Wedding Guide: Let’s start out your interview with what all of our readers want to know. What do you believe are going to be the big 2014 wedding photography trends?
Affordable Wedding Photography: I think couples want to get back to the basics. Sure, they want some creative photos or stuff they have seen on Pinterest, but a majority of my Brides and Grooms have told me they want good photos with good scenery but they don’t want weird slanted photos or weird Photoshop enhanced photos. They just want REAL photos of them on their wedding day. Sounds like that’s a given right? I have heard so many horror stories of “my sister received her wedding photos and they were terrible! Her feet were cut off, the tops of heads were cut off, the photos were angled weird.” People want some artistic quality but they also want the basics—Photography 101. As I mentioned I think many people look to Pinterest these days to fuel their wants and desires in a wedding photographer. For me personally, I have really had to adapt to Pinterest and be open to having a bride pull out her cell phone on her wedding day and say, “Here! this is something I want to do.” Which I have no problem with, and most of the time, I can replicate their request! So I think photographers in general are going to need to be open to new fresh ideas of what their couples want to do.
Perfect Wedding Guide: Thank you so much for your professional insight on upcoming wedding photography trends! Now for a little more info about Affordable Wedding Photography. Can you tell us a little more about your company?
Affordable Wedding Photography: Affordable Wedding Photography has been in business for 4 years. What sets Affordable Wedding Photography apart from the everyone else is that I am affordable! No gimmicks, just affordable and professional! I really pride myself on being very much here to serve the customer and I want each and every Bride and Groom to be completely happy and excited to work with me. From the very first meeting to the very last meeting, I want each couple to feel special and not just feel like they are ‘just another wedding.’
Most of my clients actually end up becoming friends and I keep up with them after their wedding and share in the life experiences they have after the Wedding. Many have called a year, two years after their wedding to do maternity, family photos, or 1st Anniversary photos! I really feel blessed to be able to meet all these wonderful people and not only provide affordable professional photography, but also create lasting relationships with them!
Perfect Wedding Guide: Do you have any wedding photography package information and special Affordable Wedding Photography wedding services that you can provide for our readers?
Affordable Wedding Photography: I only have one package. I call it the Base Package, for $795.00 including tax. This package includes: 5 hours of wedding day photography coverage, a free engagement session with a disc of usually 30 or more finished photographs, a free 8×10” framed photograph, and a wedding DVD of approximately 300 or more finished photographs. I also sign an Image Release Form as well, so they do own the photographs!
We also have the Affordable Photo Booth! My husband, Andrew Edenfield runs the photo booth at weddings. I have two package options for the Photo Booth. 1) If the couple has also booked me for Wedding photography, they can book the Photo Booth for an additional $495.00. 2) If the couple already has a photographer and just needs the photo booth, the price is $695.00. The package for both prices is: 3 hours of Photo Booth time at the reception, up to 300 on-site printed photographs, we provide all the props, and the couple will receive a DVD of all the photo booth images with a signed image release form as well. I also have albums that start at $50.00 and go up from there! They are beautiful albums but also very affordable!
Thank you so much for the insightful interview, Shayla!
For more information about Affordable Wedding Photography, please visit:
P.O. Box 15103, Rio Rancho, NM 87174
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