There’s a temptation we all know about. The one that says, “It will save us money. We don’t need to pay someone for that. Let’s do it ourselves.” And for many things, we agree. But for other things, say moments that happen only once in a lifetime, we say let the pros handle it.
Here are 8 reasons why investing in professional wedding photography is a smart choice.
1. They have the right equipment. Like backup batteries, portable lighting, memory chips, backdrops, cameras, lenses and the training to use them.
2. They know lighting and use light meters and low light lenses. They understand shadows and sunlight so you won’t have under or over exposed images.
3. BackupThey have a backup plan in case it rains, or they are sick, or something breaks down.
4. They will show up and they won’t get distracted. There’s a contract, a formal (and legal) commitment for services. And they won’t need to catch up with anyone they’ve haven’t seen in ages.
5. They have experience. Pros will know what to do, where to stand, what to fix, how to pose, and can keep things moving along to fit your time frame.
6. They are continually learning.They have professional training and know the latest techniques and technologies.
7. They know how to perfect images. They know how to edit and will make sure your images are properly exposed, color corrected, cropped effectively, and retouched to perfection.
8. They are passionate about their art. Their work is an expression of their love of photography. And they want to grow their business based on referrals, which means providing an outstanding end product.
It’s also very important that you and your photographer mesh. After all, they will be with you on a pivotal day in your life. Make sure you take the time to talk with, and even meet in person, the individual in charge of documenting your wedding.