If anybody tells you it’s worth skimping on a professional wedding photographer and you can settle for an amateur family volunteer “who has an SLR”, don’t listen to them. The ceremony lasts only a few hours but the glorious memories are preserved for a lifetime in photographs. If those photographs don’t capture the essence of the occasion or are a far cry from what you had in mind, it’s a big disappointment. Here’s why a professional wedding photographer is worth his weight in gold:
Wedding photos are an amalgamation of action shots and posed moments. Wedding photography is different from normal shoots since you can’t expect to retake a moment like when you say “I do”. A professional wedding photographer has the instinct to predict and capture dynamic sentiments thanks to years of practice and experience.
Your wedding photographer saves you the hassle of thinking up poses for your portrait and is a great guide when it comes to creating memorable poses. Having somebody with experience alleviates stress since the last thing you want is to plan your wedding shoot in addition to everything else.
The wedding photographer would be committed to you all through the day. They are guaranteed to show up and fulfil all obligations. An amateur might wander off occasionally and risk missing great shots or a friend you asked to take pictures could get drunk and decide to call it a day. A professional, on the other hand, starts sometime after 10 a.m. and stays with you as long as the merriment lasts.
Great photography is more than just about owning a great camera. A professional photographer is equipped with the right gear to ensure top-notch photos that you will cherish for life. Lenses, lightening, tripods, flashes and backup equipment, not to mention years of practice, is what a professional brings to the table.
A photographer knows how to work in tricky lightening and can leverage any setting to his advantage. As soon as he walks in to a room, he instinctively knows the best spot to set up. A great photographer is aware of different angles and lightening and comprehends how to change the settings accordingly.
A great wedding photographer is an asset, not a liability. He knows how to get to everywhere and capture beautiful memories without getting in the way. Besides covering the event, a professional photographer is responsible for all postproduction tweaks, such as editing, selecting and organizing in an album. A great photographer will have innovative ideas about how the final images will be presented in the wedding album.
Before the big day, you and your partner can sit with the photographer to plan out your wedding and tell him any notions that you might like to incorporate in the shoot. An experienced photographer can suggest ideas to photograph your wedding or if he has access to the venue, he can visit it beforehand and pinpoint scenic locations where you could have your portraits taken.
This is why every dime you spend on hiring a professional photographer to cover your wedding is worth it!