How much does it cost to operate as a wedding photo and video team in Orlando?

July 4, 2023

How much does it cost to operate as a wedding photo and video team in Orlando?

How Much Does It Cost to Operate a Wedding Photo and video? Welcome, fellow wedding enthusiasts! If you’ve ever wondered about the behind-the-scenes expenses that go into running a successful wedding photo and video team in the enchanting city of Orlando, you’re in the right place.

Join us as we embark on a humorous and informative journey through the financial aspects of capturing love stories. From camera gear to advertising, we’ll cover it all!

Most couples getting married have little to no idea what it costs to operate a small photography and videography studio, most think you just come to a wedding for a few hours, take a bunch of pictures or video and you’re done.

That’s FAR from the truth, so today on the blog Carole and I want to show you what it costs to operate a business that does both photos and video.

Wedding Photography Gear – The Essential Tools – Gear Up!

Splurge vs. Save – Where Should You Invest?

So, you’ve decided to embark on a thrilling adventure as an Orlando wedding photographer. The first question that comes to mind is, “What gear do I need?” As a beginner, it’s important to strike a balance between quality and budget.

A good professional will have a lot of expense in good-quality gear.

From the main camera and a backup, memory cards, batteries, lights, flashes, harnesses, zoom lenses, and prime lenses, bags, and the like, it can easily add up.

Since I’m focused on business today, let’s share with you what I have and what it costs.

I have three camera bodies, a Sony a7iv and two Sony A7iii’s.

The Sony a7iii systems that I have had also been purchased at B&H for right at $2,198 for a total of $4,396, not including any lenses.

Just in those systems along we’re at $5,994

The camera is the heart and soul of a wedding photographer

The camera is the heart and soul of a wedding photographer, so choose wisely! As a wedding photographer, your clients will expect stunning shots that capture the magic of their special day.

A versatile lens collection is crucial for a wedding photo and video team. From capturing intimate moments to breathtaking landscapes, the right lenses can make all the difference.

I really like the Sigma 24-70mm f-2.8 and the nice Sigma 35mm f-1.4 that I primarily use. Both of those lenses together cost $1,998 which brings the total up to $7,992.

I have about 8 batteries which help cover the day, each of those runs about $78 each ($624), Several 128GB Sandisk memory cards, 8 actually at $191.25 each ($1,530), and a holster which cost $300.

Toss in a Pelican 1510 hard case with dividers for another $250 and you’re looking at a $10,396.

That doesn’t include the Godex light kit with remote ($200), the spare batteries with those as well as a cheaper flash as a backup for $50. Then, we use Litra torch lights and she has a couple of those for about $85 each.

The total cost so far is $10,846.