Hire a wedding photographer for Your Wedding. It is the Best Decision You Can Make
Tying the knot is one of the most exciting and life-changing decisions you’ll make in your lifetime. As well as hiring a wedding photographer and other vendors for your wedding! And since your hope to get married only to one partner, it’s safe to assume that you want the ceremony to be as unique and memorable as possible. In the kind of economy, we live in nowadays, couples looking to say “I do” without extra spendings. Of course, you want to have a one-of-a-kind and unforgettable wedding, without breaking the bank for it to happen.
As a Photographer, I see more intimate weddings now than five years ago. Trends have shifted to intimate ceremonies and only close friends and family. So what they do is opt for the money-saving alternatives of some wedding services to cut costs. But let me explain why it is better to hire a wedding photographer, and not look for other options.
Let me give you a realistic example I saw firsthand. A couple wanted to hire me as a wedding photographer, but they called me back and informed me: they decided to go with a friend who is an amateur photographer. He kindly offered his services with a good discount. I warned them about possible outcomes. I did not want to be pushy and finally, let it go. Unfortunately, they called me after the wedding and told me I was right. Their friend wanted to have fun more than taking photos of the newlyweds. So he spent most of the time at the bar, getting drunk and talking to bridesmaids. I felt bad and offered them a wedding-themed photoshoot with a discount. We ended up spending just a few hours taking photos outdoors in Palm Beach. And those photos came out perfect!
More reasons to hire a professional photographer for your wedding
So, as you can see, hiring your friend to take your wedding photos most likely is a recipe for disaster. You might think it’s a wise decision given how many “experts” supported it. The reason is usually simple: to save money. But trust me, it is a mistake you don’t want to learn the hard way.
However, if you still need convincing, here are some compelling reasons to hire a wedding photographer as opposed to your photographer friend.
You have a legal contract with a photographer, so they’re guaranteed to show up on your big day, no matter what the weather is. They can’t renege on you like a friend (and they won’t) because there is an obligation by the contract to be there unless you say otherwise. In case of emergencies, because it happens sometimes, there will be a professional photographer as a replacement.
Professionals have spent thousands of hours photographing weddings. They know how to sneak a shot of the bride and groom’s mothers looking at the couples with tears in their eyes. They know when the bride will pull that blissful smile on her face. Photographer sees little moments, such as when a groom looking at “wife to be” with so much love and excitement. They know how to get the best shots even in tricky lighting. They’re capable of all these because they’ve got more than enough experience with weddings — something your “budding photographer” friend doesn’t have.
3. Outstanding Results
Professional photographers do it for a living. Results matter to them, as well as positive feedback from you! So you can be assured that they’ll strive to give you the best results to make you satisfied. After all, the goal is that you recommend them to your friends and family members. It’s a motivation that your friend with a good camera won’t have.
Professionals have seen the worst and prepared for it. They have a backup camera, batteries, and memory cards with them so in case something happens with the gear they’re currently using, they won’t miss taking photos of any significant part of your wedding.
If you’re looking to save as much money as you can for your big day, you can always spend less on other wedding services. Don’t sacrifice your wedding photographs because, at the end of your wedding day, the food and flowers will be gone, but your wedding photographs will remain. They’ll be your enduring proof of one of the most important events that took place in your life, so you want to get them right the first time.
I hope you need no further convincing if you are looking to hire a wedding photographer contact us and tell us all about your love and your inspiration!