Have a think about this before you hire a “professional” photographer or videographer.
There are far too many people out there who just buy a camera & become a “professional photographer/videographer”. When hiring them, ask them what their overheads are, and most importantly, ARE THEY TRAINED? (Not just a weekend course in landscape photography…)
When I quote a price to a client, I take into factor overheads such as camera & lens costs, lighting equipment, audio gear, computers, editing software, business costs & taxes, travel expenses, and the most important one UNIVERSITY DEGREE training costs.
But these “professionals” usually underquote quite significantly e.g. $100 for a full day shoot with edit & images (24+ hours of work), or edit and video (2+ weeks of full work). So because of this, when I quote someone for a shoot or a video, I usually get the “That’s so expensive” response from the client because they have been dealing with these people who have no experience or training, and usually have just purchased a camera and have become a “professional” because their friends think their time-lapse landscape photos look nice.
But trust me, if you skimp on a qualified photographer/videographer for cost, I guarantee you that you’ll be disappointed in the results. For example, I’ve talked to several brides who have had nightmare experiences when hiring a cheap, unqualified photographer, who ultimately ruined their special day with sub-par work.
Please, read this article before you hire a photographer or videographer.