REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD HIRE A PROFESSIONAL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
When it comes to planning your dream wedding and you start adding up the costs involved for all the different things you COULD HAVE it is understandable to start looking at cutting costs.
However when it comes to capturing your wedding day, here are 5 reasons to not skimp on your wedding photography and asking your friend down the road or someone in the family that got a nice new camera for their birthday.
THE BENEFITS OF HIRING A WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
CARRO have these important reasons why you Should Hire a Professional Wedding Photographer, so make sure you do and understand the value of photography. Wedding photography is about a story, we have an article on Why Wedding Photography is So Important here, that covers this.
THERE IS DEFINITELY MORE TO PHOTOGRAPHY THAN AN EXPENSIVE CAMERA HOWEVER GOOD QUALITY GEAR AND A FULLY TRAINED OPERATOR IS THE BEST COMBINATION.
In the same way, an artist uses a brush, a joiner uses a hammer and a writer uses a pen, these are just tools, it’s how the person uses it that produces amazing creations.
Just because they have all the bricks, tools and suppliers to build a house, would you trust a part-time builder with little experience to build your house? You would more than likely look for someone with years of experience, and a lot of happy and satisfied customers who would recommend them.
This article ‘I Regret Not Hiring a Professional Wedding Photographer‘ tells us why you should think twice about using a family member or friend to capture your special day.
You want someone who knows how to use the camera, who has the experience of taking photos in different light, different conditions, composing different shots and executing it perfectly. The camera doesn’t do this, the photographer does this and has developed their skill and knowledge through years of experience and many hours of shooting. With this, you get consistency, not one or two stunning photos, but whole albums worth.
Once the photos are taken that’s not it, there is the editing, the cutting, the creation of an album, there is more to it than just a camera. There is more to photography than just a camera.
AN AMATEUR MEANS MORE WORK FOR YOU.
A professional photographer will have years of experience capturing weddings, they will know the shots to take, they will know where to be at that right time, they can be left to get on with their job in full confidence knowing they will be where you want them to be.
They will also anticipate what will happen next, they will know the flow of the day, they will have already found the perfect place for those cute brides and groom shots, they will know the ideal location in the church with the perfect backdrop, your wedding day isn’t a photo shoot, it is a dynamic event with only one chance to capture those moments.
FEELING AT EASE
Weddings have both posed moments as well as action shots. You may have asked for some group photos and posed shots, you want to feel at ease and a professional shall be able to make you feel comfortable and natural, not stiff and uncomfortable, these moments are part of your wedding day, so they should be fun and enjoyable. This skill is something that comes from expertise and having trust in them.
If you feel at ease then this will show in your photos, it will also mean you have more fun, feel comfortable and not worrying or stressing, it would be just like taking photos with friends where there is no pressure, just relaxed fun and beautiful natural photos.
What if…? What if the photographer falls unwell, there is an emergency, their computer hard drive fails? The worst-case scenario is you have no photos of your big day at all! A professional photographer will have a plan B, they shall have contacts to call upon, they will have backups of backups. An amateur may not have a plan B and may not be able to afford to back up everything up, whereas a reputation is on the line for a professional.
IT’S ALL YOU HAVE AT THE END
Once the wedding is over there is then an excitement about seeing your wedding photos, a chance to relive it all again while seeing moments of your wedding day.