When you’re planning your dream wedding and you start adding up the costs of all the different elements, it’s natural to start looking for ways to save money.
When it comes to recording your wedding day, here are 5 reasons why you should not scrimp on your wedding photography by asking a neighbour or a family member who just got a lovely new camera for Christmas.
HIRING A WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER HAS ITS ADVANTAGES
We’ve compiled a list of six compelling reasons why you should hire a professional wedding photographer, so make sure you take advantage of them and appreciate the worth of photography. Wedding photography is about telling a story; we have an article here that explains why wedding photography is so important.
1. Photography Is More Than Just An Expensive Camera
Similar to how an artist uses a brush, a carpenter uses a hammer, and a writer uses a pen, these are only tools; it’s how the individual uses them that creates great works of art.
Would you trust a part-time builder with minimal expertise to build your house just because they have all the bricks, tools, and suppliers? You’d most likely seek out someone with years of expertise and a large number of pleased and satisfied customers who could suggest them.
2. Being An Amateur Allows You To Do More Work.
A professional photographer will have years of experience photographing weddings; they will know what shots to shoot and when to be there; they can be trusted to get on with their work knowing they will be where you want them to be.
3. Feeling Comfortable
Both staged and motion photographs are common during weddings. You may have requested some group photos and posed images; you want to feel at ease, and a professional should be able to make you feel relaxed and natural, not stiff and awkward; these are moments that should be joyful and pleasurable as part of your wedding day. This is a skill that develops with practise and having faith in them.
If you’re at ease, it’ll show in your images; it’ll also mean you’re having more fun, are more calm, and are less worried or stressed; it’ll be like taking photos with friends, when there’s no pressure, just relaxing fun and beautiful natural photos.
4. What If… What If…?
What if the photographer becomes unwell, an emergency arises, or their computer hard drive fails? The worst-case scenario is that you don’t have any images of your special day! A professional photographer will have a backup plan in place, as well as contacts and backups of backups. An amateur may not have a backup plan and may not be able to afford to back things up, but a professional’s reputation is on the line.
5. At The End Of The Day, It’s All You’ve Got.
After the wedding, there is a rush to see your wedding photos, an opportunity to relive the day by seeing moments you may have missed, expressions on photos, or a collection of photos that highlight a time in the day with your guests that you may have missed.
Apart from memories, all you have after the big day are images, which you will preserve and present to friends, family, and grandchildren. Make sure these are happy memories, not a book that reminds you of how important photography is and how you wish you had spent a little more money and hired an expert.
6. You Only Have One Opportunity
This is your wedding day, and hopefully it will be the last one you will ever have. You only get one chance to record your wedding day, so choose a photographer you trust and believe in.
The wedding industry is a bustling and competitive sector, and the same can be true for wedding photography; there is a wide range of styles, prices and packages, and people to choose from. So, once you’ve decided on a style and a budget, you’ll be able to cut down your selection of potential wedding photographers.