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The Benefits of using a Professional Wedding Photographer

January 2021

Happy New Year. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas, even though this year it was definitely ‘quieter’. I know that for some people out there, Christmas 2020 was the day they got engaged and if this was you, many congratulations. Booking a wedding photographer will soon be on your ‘to-do’ list, so here are some hints as to why it’s essential to use a professional and experienced wedding photographer. 

When it comes to planning your dream wedding, whether it’s a wedding day extravaganza or a cosy and intimate affair, remember that it’s your ONE special day. This day will come and go in a flash, the outfits, the guests, the dances, the exchange of rings, all gone in a haze of happiness. Your special day has become a beautiful memory, and that’s why it’s so important to use a professional and experienced wedding photographer who will capture and save all of it, enabling you to relive your day over and over again. In simple terms, an experienced wedding photographer will tell the story of your wedding day. 

Avoid Using Friends and Family to take your pictures.

Remember a camera is just a tool, it’s the way it’s used that creates professional images. Just because one of your friends or family members has a large, expensive camera, doesn’t necessarily mean they can capture professional images. You wouldn’t trust just anyone to cut your hair because they own a pair of scissors, would you? An experienced wedding photographer understands the light conditions, the composition of a quality image, the timings etc. It doesn’t just happen overnight, it’s a skill that’s acquired, developed and worked at over time.

Does the Photographer have Experience?

A wedding photographer will have many years of experience capturing weddings. They understand the order of the day and will know what images to take at the right times, for example, what makes a good backdrop and what won’t. Is it too dark or too bright? They will capture parts of the day that an inexperienced person wouldn’t think of. Crucially, an experienced and professional photographer will blend seamlessly into the background. They will leave you to enjoy your special day undisturbed, and with full confidence that they’ve captured all of the moments you want and more. 

In short, an experienced photographer is always able to anticipate the next move. 

How Comfortable do you feel with your Photographer?

Another important consideration is how comfortable do you feel with your wedding photographer? It’s important that you feel relaxed with your photographer. This is your special day and to get the very best images, you should be relaxed. Again, part of the skill set of a wedding photographer with experience is to make the couple feel at ease. Nobody wants to look back at overly staged and forced images, most couples enjoy seeing their day unfold naturally, incorporated with some gently posed shots.

Most importantly, an experienced photographer will add to your day and will not be a burden.

Cutting Costs

Weddings can be expensive. Often people look at areas for potential cost-cutting but your wedding photography should not be an area for cost-cutting. Remember, once your day has been and gone, your wedding photographs will still be there to showcase all of those beautiful memories for many years after. Without a doubt, having good quality wedding photography is an actual investment rather than a cost, so don’t be tempted to cut costs with it. Once your day has been, you can’t get it back.

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