My wife and I are in our first year as wedding photographers. We decided to start being "professionals" in October of 2011 and have booked 11 weddings for 2012 at our current prices with a base package of $1800. We booked 7 of those weddings after 2012 had already started and 4 in November and December of 2011.
Now that we have a better and more extensive portfolio, a lot more word of mouth advertising, and a lot more time to book weddings I feel like we shouldn't have too much problem hitting our goal of 20 weddings for 2013 if we keep our current prices. We have 5 weddings booked so far for 2013 and a few more in the works.
I have compared our work to other photographers in our area and I feel like we can still compete very well (although obviously i'm biased) with photographers charging $2000-$2300 for what we are charging $1800. Based on survey done by theknot most brides in my area spend between 2000-3000 on photography.
So, my question is, do you think we should raise our base package from 1800 to 2150?