We get asked this question all the time, so we decided to write about it. Planning a wedding is a huge responsibility. You have to plan for the event and find a date that works for all of your friends and family. When trying to find the most important thing in a wedding, one must first ask, “What lasts beyond the wedding day?” Certainly not the DJ! They play their music at the wedding, but does any really remember the songs anyways. Some more than other… Either way, the candles will go out and the flowers will whither. The only thing that lasts forever is the photography.
More and more these days, people are hiring their friends to take pictures at their wedding. This is already a huge mistake. I can go on and on about how you must hire a professional photographer, but I’m sure you’ve heard that already. What you probably want to do it save money. I mean, let’s be honest, that’s the number one thing brides want to know. How to save money anyway that they can. But, you get what you pay for. So far a second, lets be real. Everybody is a photographer. You as a bride are a photographer. You have a smartphone and can use it to take pictures. But anyone can take a picture! What makes most professionals different is that they see the world differently than you . I can guarantee you that we will take pictures of things you didn’t see. Many times, you see it a way you have never seen before.
Besides the skill of a professional, these photos last for many years down the road. We once took pictures for a 70th anniversary. That’s right, 70 years! Can you believe that they still had their wedding picture? It was scanned digitally but they still had it. The point is, spend your money where it matters most. More often than not, brides put so much work into making the day-of look perfect that they forget to hire someone that can do it justice. Understand that it is better to have a photographer that knows how to make a decent venue look beautiful than it is to have a photographer that makes your amazing venue look decent.
Photos last forever. They can be in a slideshow, on your wall, on your phone, and even in you wallet. Not even videos have this sort of versatility. Just because we have cameras everywhere doesn’t make us all professionals. If you want someone to take pictures at your wedding, great, hire a friend. If you want us to set your pictures apart from everyone else, hire us.
I hope we answered a very common question well. Hire a professional photographer for your wedding. It makes a huge difference. It really is the most important part of your wedding day. Remember to stay tuned for new wedding tips and some pictures from recent weddings. Remember to subscribe by hitting the subscribe button on the left hand panel. Feel free to comment if you have anymore questions as well!