Cheap photography is actually more expensive. Yes, you read that right. How is it more expensive? It is more expensive because you end up losing memories and paying for it twice.
Have you ever bought a cheap product and it break or not work as well as you hoped? You probably ended up going back and spending a bit more before you got the performance you wanted. In other words, you bought it twice. Photography works the same way.
Does this mean all expensive photographers are good? No way. It means to make sure you are getting the performance you want before you buy.