Beautiful photography is essential, and at Abaunza Photography, it’s our priority. It’s easy to exceed the budget by including every desired detail for your special day. Often, photography is overshadowed by planning, the dress, the venue, the details, and the choice of exceptional food and drink. We understand that your day is about the experience, about celebrating you, being with your loved ones, living in the moment, and celebrating life. However, documenting your day, a historic family event, should always be a priority. We believe in the power of words, in celebrating the location, and in recording it authentically. The value of photography only increases over time. Reliving your day, sharing it with future generations, and remembering those who are no longer with us. Great wedding photographers take you on an emotional journey long after the sunset on your wedding day, capturing the moments and the people who mean the most to you.

Why Do Wedding Photography Costs Vary?

Weddings involve many expenses. But when the dress is put away, the food and drink have been consumed, and the laughter and beautiful tears of family and friends become treasured memories, it’s the photos that remain. Your tangible takeaway from an important life event. Aren’t the photos what everyone says they would grab first in case of an emergency? It’s because memories matter. Professional wedding photography may seem like a luxury, but when you consider how the universe aligned to have this particular group of people all in the same place at the same time to celebrate you, then photography becomes a priority. Wedding photographers can vary greatly in price, just like any service. There’s always a range of quality, skills, and experience. We can only advise you that if your memories are important to you, hire a professional. A certified photographer accredited by an industry body. Storytelling is so much more than a shutter. It’s a personal, emotional journey. Try to choose a photographer whose images speak to you. Someone who can photograph in all types of weather, under all types of pressure. Someone experienced with natural light and who can create light when none is available. Time is always short on your wedding day. Always. A wedding photographer who can photograph quickly, make decisions on the fly, and most importantly, has a sense of who you are.

Make sure to see a full wedding gallery, not just a highlight reel. It’s easy to get one or two great images on a wedding day, but only a professional can produce a beautiful story over the course of 6, 8, 12, or in some cases, 24 hours. We believe that every single moment matters, and will matter in years to come. We know the incredibly hard work that goes into planning your celebration. After all, we are planners. But after 6 years in the industry, we know what matters most at the end of the day. Your story. Time moves on, memories are forever.