Wedding Photographer Prices – Affordable Luxury

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Wedding photographer prices are a topic that we get asked about regularly. With so many wedding photographers in Calgary, there are a wide assortment of wedding packages and prices. Be sure to ask lots of questions as to what your wedding package includes, payment schedules and even what quality of digital images you will receive with your package.

Your wedding photography investment will likely make up a significant portion of your wedding budget. Your wedding is one of the most important days of your life, and the photography of your day will be your lasting memories.  You want someone that is easy to work with, professional, someone that blends into the background but is able to capture all the magic of your special day.  Patton Photography understands the preparation and stress that goes into planning a wedding, and that is why we work with you ahead of time so that you can relax in the knowledge that you have chosen a truly professional photography studio to capture your memories. Follows is a breakdown of our wedding photography investment.

Calgary Elopement Photographers

The dictionary defines ‘to elope’ as ‘to run away with a lover with the intention of getting married’. Typically these ceremonies are more intimate with only a couple guests….if any. Without the need for a large ceremony or reception with a hundred or more guests, elopements off the couple a chance to truly get away to their favorite spot and celebrate their wedding together. This favorite spot may be on the shore of a lake, or at the peak of a mountain, not having hundreds of guests with you opens up a world of possibilities.

Our 3 hour wedding photography package is perfect for the couple that want to elope. While we don’t call ourselves Calgary elopement photographers, it is something we certainly do. Unlike many elopement photographers, we don’t dictate how many guests you can have at your elopement, or ‘intimate wedding’. We want your day to be perfect for you, if that means just the two of you, or 25 friends as well, it is all good with us.

Wedding Photography Investment - Calgary Wedding Photographers
Wedding Photography Investment – Calgary Wedding Photographers

Calgary Wedding Photographer Packages      

Our wedding package is completely customizable, if our package is not what you are looking for, let us know. We will gladly design an affordable wedding photography package for you. Considering an adventure session at a back country lake, on top of a mountain, or on an epic hike? Give as a call, we would love to chat and design a package especially for you.

We also believe in completely up front with all our pricing, no need to contact us to get special price lists, no high pressure sales, just easy to figure out pricing. There are a couple options, for those want to customize their exact package, we have the ‘A La Carte’ Pricing. We also have combined all our top features into one ‘Essential Love’ Package. This package also gives you and added bonus of a print credit which you can use on any of our printed products.

A La Carte’ Photography Pricing*

3 Hour Photography Package – One Photographer $1200

6 Hour Photography Package – One Photographer $1875

8 Hour Photography Package — Two Photographers $2450

10 Hour Photography Package – Two Photographers $2775


2 Hour Engagement Session $350

Additional Time for one photographer: $295 / hr

Additional Time for two photographers: $450 / hr

* Pricing is based on remaining within the City of Calgary. Travel Fees are outlined below

Essential Love Wedding Photography*                                 $3125                       

Our most popular wedding photography package.  Capturing all the details of your wedding day from multiple angles ensures you will have memories of your entire day.  Our package offer ten hours and two wedding photographers for your special day. This is the package for people who truly want to capture every aspect of the wedding day.

So, what does your wedding photography investment include?

With our wedding photography package, we include:

  • An engagement photography session. This session allows us to work together ahead of time so you are comfortable being in front of the camera. This also lets us get to know one another so that we can capture your story.
  • Up to 10 continuous hours of photography – from ‘Getting Ready’, the ceremony, formals, and of course the reception.
  • Two wedding photographers – essential for the ‘Getting Ready’, ceremony, and formals.  Having the second photographer means that we capture all your special moments from a variety of angles
  • A USB of all your images in high resolution
  • A private on-line photo gallery that you can use to share your photos with friends and family
  • Access to our full product list and options. You can have your memories printed in a variety of options from our professional vendors.
  • $200 print credit which can be used for any of our print products

Unlike many wedding photographers, we always supply you with a USB containing all your edited images in high resolution.  You have full rights to print the photos through the lab of your choice.  We will always give you digital copies of your photos. We believe your wedding photography investment should include your high-resolution wedding images and they should not be treated as an add-on.

We try to ensure that our second shooter is always a female. This is done so there are no awkward moments during the ‘getting ready’ portion of your day.  Our second shooters are phenomenal and all have their own businesses as well.  We do not use ‘amateur’ or ‘weekend photographers’ for any of our shoots.

Our package is fully customizable so we are always willing to try and work with your wedding photography investment budget.

* Pricing is based on remaining within the City of Calgary. Travel Fees are outlined below

Calgary Engagement Session*                                    $350

Congratulations on your engagement and your future together.  An engagement session, sometimes known as a pre wedding shoot, is a great way to work with your photographer, learn some posing techniques, and create some beautiful photographs that are reflective of your personalities.  Our two hour engagement photography session is the perfect way to spend an afternoon together as we photograph your love for each other.   If after the engagement shoot you choose to have us as your wedding photographers, the price of your engagement photography session is credited towards your wedding photography investment.

We truly feel that an engagement photography session is an important part of your wedding photography, and as such we include it with our wedding packages.  This session allows us to work together prior to your wedding day, allowing you to get comfortable in front of the camera and for us to get a better feel of your photographic style.  This ensures that by the time of your wedding, your photographs will be as amazing as your wedding.

* Wedding Photographer Prices is based on remaining within the City of Calgary. Travel Fees are outlined below

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Out of Town Travel Fees

As we are licensed in the City of Calgary we are required to purchase business permits when we travel to nearby locations.  These fees would apply for both engagement sessions as well as wedding photography.

  • Kananaskis         $105
  • Canmore           $265** See note below
  • Town of Banff     $375** See note below
  • Banff Park         $175  (Does not include Banff Townsite as it is a separate license)
  • Lake Louise       $225
  • Okotoks             $85
  • Badlands (Drumheller region) $115

Listed below are the common locations that we travel to and the associated pricing.

** Recently the Town of Canmore has imposed an additional fee onto photographers. On top of the business permit required to allow a business to operate within the town, photographers must now also purchase a photography permit to be allowed to take photographs within the town. With Banff, the permit cost is already exceptionally high, and a National Park permit is also required in addition to the town’s business permit (built into our Town of Banff pricing). If within either town, ensure your photographer has the proper permits as they run the risk of being stopped and or fined…not ideal in the middle of your wedding.

If you are considering a wedding within the towns of Canmore or Banff, we strongly encourage all our clients to look outside these two locations. Places such as Kananaskis, offer incredible views at rates that have not been inflated to prey on tourists. While we will still photograph in Canmore and Banff if requested by the client, clients need to be aware of the extremely inflated pricing in the locations.

If you would like any further information or need a quote for a custom wedding photography package, please let us know and we will gladly sit down with you over coffee and explain our style, equipment, and people that will be involved with photographing your wedding.

While we are based out of Calgary, we are always available for other locations, whether it is a nearby community or an exotic destination wedding location.  Contact us for further details and a detailed quote about your wedding photographer prices and investment.

Check out our wedding photography and destination wedding photography on our portfolio page. Interested in learning more about us and our photography services? Contact us here to schedule a stress-free chat over coffee.

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Affordable Calgary Wedding Photography

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Patton Photography is a professional photography studio based out of Calgary, Alberta. Our signature style offers a clean and modern look to your photographs while maintaining a look that is romantic and whimsical.  Contact us anytime to sit down over coffee for a stress-free conversation.