Wedding photography budget
The wedding photographer normally accounts for about 20% of any wedding budget, the three most expensive parts of the wedding being the reception, the photography and the wedding attire for bride and groom.
In New Zealand at the time of writing ( Jan 2011 ) In real terms you should expect to pay $2000 to $3000 for your photography. If you're smart and do your homework you should be able to find a great photographer for this price.
You may be able to hire a student or someone just starting out on their photography carear for around $500. Or at the other extreme if you want one of the best photographers New Zealand has to offer you should have a budget in excess of $4000, which may or may not get you the high resolution images.
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