On your wedding day, there are many emotions from many people. This is why it’s a good idea to hire more than one photographer. When you’re walking down the isle, not only do you want to get the reaction of the groom, but you also want to get the reaction of your guest’s faces. Or the gorgeous view from the back of the church of you walking towards the man of your dreams. One photographer could not possibly capture all of this at the same time. Having two or more will ensure that you will not only have memories of you and your groom, but the memories of your guests, the venue and other small details that otherwise might be forgotten.
You Get What You Pay For:
Photographers charge a certain amount because that is actually what they are worth. This prices includes their time and talent. A lot of times they are there from the engagement until the last dance of the reception. Not to mention the hours of endless editing (sometimes up to 80+ hours per wedding). Your photographer should get to know you and how you photograph and learn what is important to you in the memories of your wedding. The cost may seem high but when you think about all of the time and effort that is put into the work, it is justified. You wouldn’t work without getting paid would you?!
Aunt Franny’s step-daughter who takes pictures of her dogs on weekends might take your pictures for free but she won’t tell you that she only shoots in automatic and cuts off the top of people’s heads about 75% of the time. Hiring a photographer that has training and years in the business will ensure that all of your photos will be top notch. That pimple on your forehead can be photoshopped out and your groom’s teeth can be whitened by anyone. But what about those beautiful photos that you see on Pinterest where the background is blurred and only the sweet kiss between you and your groom stands out? Or the photo of your bridesmaids where their pink dresses stand out and the rest of the picture is in black and white? I don’t think Aunt Franny’s step-daughter knows how to do that.
All in all, it really is about what YOU want and how you want your memories preserved. The months and hours of planning all leads up to that one day that comes and goes in a blink of an eye so choose your photographer and photography budget wisely!
Thanks for reading!