We are doing a very informal wedding ceremony. We are doing it in a state park only us present. We only want a a couple of pics of us exchanging vows and then we just want an hour of portraits to send to family and do an announcement. Every photographer I talk to wants to charge me for a wedding. It's outdoors in December so we won't be spending more than 1 hour from beginning Of the Vows to the end of the shoot.
I don't want pictures of our rings or getting ready. We are t having any reception... Am I out of line to just want to pay $400 for one hour photos? I respect photographers but I don't want to lie to them and say I just want a portrait session and completely omit we will be in wedding dress and suit.... But I'm not paying 1700 for an hour of walking around some woods for announcement/ family gifts.
It's like you say wedding and they up the price 500%.