Hiring a professional photographer for your wedding is a lifetime investment.
The number one thing I hear from brides who didn’t invest in a professional photographer is that they wish they wish they would have. In such cases, couples invest in other vendors forgetting that images from the wedding are the only priceless keepsakes. They will forget the taste of the food and details of the drinks and flowers, yet, detailed quality images will walk them through their special day over and over.
Hiring a professional photographer puts your money into professionalism, the experience, the quality of work and the expertise. Here are some other main benefits.
The right experience, equipment and editing software is essential for high quality photos. Many couples rarely print out their travel photos or smart phone pictures, but wedding photos are often hung on walls for a lifetime, and added to printed albums for sentimental keepsakes. Hiring a friend or using smartphone cameras simply doesn’t produce the same results. Your wedding photographer will ensure that the images are exceptional, and printable too.
Even if your friends and family have the best photography equipment around, they may not have adequate skills when it comes to creating an experience for you. Although photos are the end result, they often depict your emotions and connections from the day. Your wedding photographer can guide you, helping you feel comfortable and natural, creating images that reflect who you are as individuals. If you feel genuine on your wedding day, coached along by a professional, the images will feel genuine too. You’ll love them that much more!
A bride’s worst nightmare is having no photos of her wedding day. Consequently, professional photographers take special care to back up your images, with multiple backup locations and workflows that are in place for every wedding. I personally save all wedding galleries in three different places.
When you hire a professional photographer, they have a contract they have to abide to, which ensures that they’ll be there on your wedding day and deliver professional images. They’ll uphold themselves to a very high standard. My contracts protect both my business and my clients’ big day.
When you invest in a professional wedding photographer, you’re investing in your memories. There is no price on your memories, not only for the couple but also for future generations. Who isn’t happy to look through their parents’ wedding pictures? You’ll use your wedding photos to narrate your love story from one generation to another.
Professional photographers are there to walk you through the process, helping you with your timeline for your wedding and discussing the images you need. Many wedding photographers also have helpful connections when it comes to selecting wedding venues and other wedding vendors. These connections can help you narrow down your decisions.