When it comes to prep for the most auspicious day of your life- the wedding day, there is a plethora of things to do and budget for. Day by day, a new task (or many new tasks) gets added to the list and it looks like an unending list. And you cannot think of skimping on any of these as all of them are important.
Well, there are also some things that should be given priority if you want to treasure the special day for years, and even for the decades to come. One of those must-be-prioritized things is the wedding photography. Wedding photography captures your special day in the form of stills and tells a story of your special day. This story is something that you can show to your friends, family and your further generations. In short, it is something that you can treasure forever.
So, no matter how beautifully your venue is decorated, how entertaining are the dance performances, how properly are all other arrangements made and how stunning the couple is looking, it will all get lost in the memories, if not photographed.
Being the thing of highest priority, photography should not be skimped on just for cutting the costs. Hiring an experienced and professional wedding photographer should be on the top of your list if you want to make your special day more special and memorable.
Still not convinced? To help you understand the value of professional wedding photography, here we have mentioned the reasons that why you should hire a professional photographer for your wedding.
- An expensive camera is not all that is required for photography
Give a thought that would you like to trust a builder with little experience to build your house just because he has all the tools and suppliers. Obviously, not. Same is the case with a wedding photographer. An expensive and professional camera is not all that is needed for photography; one must have the skills and experience to capture the special moments.
So, hiring a relative or friend who has a professional camera makes no sense if you are dreaming of the amazing captures. Always hire an experienced wedding photographer.
- Feeling at ease is necessary
Remember that your feelings will be shown in the photos; so, it is necessary to feel at ease. You should have fun and feel comfortable as you are taking photos with friends. There should be no stress or pressure while making poses.
However, as there are both type of shots, action and posed, the photographer should have the skills to make you feel comfortable in all the poses. As the photos will be captured all the day, the professional should help you look natural while making the experience enjoyable for you. And this skill requires experience; that’s why hiring an experienced photographer is necessary.
- Familiarity is required with the flow of the day
Undoubtedly, an experienced photographer will be well familiar with the schedule of the day as he would have captured a number of similar weddings. Not only he will be aware of the shots to be taken but would also know where he needs to be at the particular times. Being well aware of the schedule, he will do his job confidently, which further will bring perfection to his job.
Unless he is able to anticipate what is going to happen next, he would not be able to give his best as he will not be ready for that. On the other hand, being experienced with the similar weddings, a professional will not only be there where you want him to be at the particular moments but he will also find the perfect picturesque spots for the bride and groom shots.
- There needs a Plan B for the emergency situations
Have you ever thought what will happen if the photographer falls ill on your wedding day or cannot come due to any other emergency? Just imagine your wedding day with no photoshoot!
We know you would not expect that. It is where hiring a professional wedding photographer will be beneficial for you as he will have a plan B. He can send another photographer from his connections while ensuring that he is familiar with your wedding type. However, this would not be possible in the case you hire an amateur or a friend.
Also, there are a number of other photography skills that only experienced photographers do have. Like, a pro can make you smile even when you are stressed and emotional, help you look beautiful in different poses, let you hide your physical imperfections by suggesting you right poses, get everyone involved in the ceremony, capture different perspectives with perfection and finally, can edit the photos to produce lovely stills. All this cannot be ensured by an amateur no matter how advanced camera and editing tools he uses. After all, photography needs passion, dedication, knowledge and experience.
The auspicious day of your life, the wedding day will come just once. So, you should not leave any stone unturned to make it a memorable one. And hiring a professional photographer is what you can do to create the memories that would be cherished years after.
Worried about the budget? Reduce it on the decoration, the wedding cake or the other things which will be forgotten after a day or a week. It is only the wedding photos that will remain there forever and will tell beautiful stories.
Rosie Witt is a Professional writer worked with many companies. She is currently associated with Magic Picture Photography, Professional Wedding Photographer. She loves to share her views related to wedding photography.