Why are you more expensive than other photographers & studios?
Since the advent of the digital camera the number of people who claim photography as a hobby has increased. The sad part is, quite a few wedding photographers, be it independent, or studio hired, are nothing more than weekend shutterbugs looking to supplement their regular income. It’s simply supply & demand, there is a demand for saving money on wedding expenses & there is a supply of inexperienced photographers willing to make just a couple of hundred dollars a few weekends a year. My advice, if you find one of these photographers, ask them what they do during the week? If it isn’t photography, buyer be ware.