Why consider a professional photographer for your wedding day
When it comes to planning your wedding day and you start counting up the costs for all the different things it is understandable that you might start looking to cut costs.
However, if you want your wedding day captured perfectly, here are 5 reasons not to cut back on your wedding photography and asking someone you know with a nice camera or your uncle who got a new camera for xmas.
An expensive camera does not take great photos by itself.
What I mean is, a landscape artist uses a brush & a pallet of colours, a joiner uses a hammer and a surgeon uses a scalpel, they are just tools of the job, it’s how the they use their tools to produce amazing results.
You want someone to build you a nice house, you spent a lot of money on your land and spent a lot of time planning. Your neighbour built his first shed and has the metials to build a house, would you trust him to build your house? Of course you would not, most likely you would look for someone with years of experience, and proof of lots of happy and satisfied customers who would recommend them.
2. An amateur can make more work for you.
A professional photographer will most likely have years of experience photographing weddings, knowing the right shots to take, knowing where to be at that right time, a good photographer can be left to get on with their job in full confidence knowing that your day will be captured the right way.
They will also be able to tell what will happen next in the process of your day, because they will know the flow of the day, having found the perfect place for those lovely bride and groom shots, knowing the ideal location in the church with the perfect back drop, your wedding day isn’t a studio shoot where you can take the photo over and over again to gain the perfect shot, weddings are a dynamic event constantly on the go, from indoor where it is dark to straight outside to bright sunshine. With only one chance to capture those once in a split second moments, that you will never be able to repeat.
3. Feeling at ease
Every wedding is different, but all have the basic elements which may be your wedding party shots, posed moments as well as action shots and natural moments that could be missed very easily. You want to feel at ease and feel comfortable a professional should be able to make you feel comfortable and natural, not feeling awkward, all these moments are part of your wedding day, so why not make it fun and enjoyable. This might come natural to some people but it is a skill and something that can come from years of experience and having trust in them.
If you can feel at ease and be yourself then this will show in your photos. If you are, it means you have more fun, feeling comfortable and not worrying or getting stressed, it should feel as if one of your friends is taking your photos with friends there is no pressure, feeling relaxed and having fun and beautiful natural photos.
4. Hope it does not happen…
Oh dear..!! What if the photographer becomes unwell or can’t make it because of an emergency, they turn around and tell you their computer is knackered and have lost your photos? The worst thing that could happen is you have no photos of your big day at all! A professional photographer will have a backup plan; they will have contacts to call to see if one of them can cover your day. This is never always 100% sure. They will have several back ups of your precious photos. An amateur may not have a plan B and might not have a back drive or online backup. But a professional photographer has their reputation to hold as for the part time or amateur will just go back to their day job and not answer their phone.
5. chance or choice
It’s your very special and once in a life time wedding day. You only have one chance to capture all the moments of your day, so make sure you have confidence and trust in your photographer.
Your big day is over, and apart from all the memories you have are your photos, photos that you love, photos you can be proud of and want to show to friends, family and eventually your grandchildren. So make sure these are beautilfull memories and not just a book that reminds you why you never made the right choice on a good photographer and how you wish you spent a bit more and invested in a professional.
The Bottom Line
You could buy a cheaper cake and cut a few corners, do you think anyone would know and they most likely won’t remember, after your day the cake will be gone. The cars are away, the kilts have been returned your loved ones and family from Australia are away back home and you might not see them for another 10 years. But now you have siting proudly in your home is your happy memories, wedding photos showing a beautiful story of your distant but happy day, with lots of amazing memories, you will have this forever…