So you’re getting married. You’ve most probably sorted the wedding venue and what you’re going to wear on the wedding day itself. Now your thoughts are likely turning to booking a wedding photographer. After all, everyone has one, don’t they? But maybe you’re wondering why. Why spend potentially thousands of pounds on a photographer to take photos of your day? After all, your guests will be taking photos all day, why go to that expense? Especially when one or two of them might be semi-decent photographers in their own right.
Well, let me give you 5 very good reasons why professional wedding photography matters.
1. One hundredth of a second that lasts a lifetime.
When I capture those moments, emotions and stories of your wedding I’m re-telling your special and unique wedding story. A story you can revisit, cherish and enjoy months, years, decades or even generations later. Not you just between yourselves, but with friends and family…even family and friends who don’t even exist in your lives yet. It’s one of the most important days of your life, so of course you’ll want a record of it to enjoy and share long after the venue, food, drinks and even costumes have long gone. Why wouldn’t you?
2. It’s more than just your wedding story.
The great thing about my unobtrusive and photojournalistic approach is that I document parts of the days and chapters of your wedding story you missed or didn’t even really was happening. As the wedding couple you’ll be in demand on the day. You’ll be so busy there’s lots from your actual day you won’t see. That’s where I step in…capturing a look here, a kiss there, a laugh elsewhere. A professional wedding photographer is another pair of eyes for you on the day, so you can enjoy your day as it happens and love the entire story afterwards.
3. It’s art, baby.
How often in life do you get the chance to get beautiful and artistic photos of you by someone dedicated to doing that? Some of my previous wedding couples have turned their wedding photos into beautiful wall art, cool coffee table books and even cards to send out. In the hands of an experienced expert you’ll get more than just snapshots of the day. And let’s be honest, the world is a much nicer place with art in it.
4. It brings people together
As a wedding photographer I love how my very presence at a wedding can act as a real positive. Sometimes I’ll put the camera up to my eye and people will grab hold of one another, hug someone, laugh with others or just simply kiss. People love playing up to a camera (especially after a drink or two!). Then afterwards people get to get together to enjoy looking at the photos. You can laugh hysterically over them, cringe at theme or just smile pleasantly – there’s not many things like photos that can have that effect. Yes, wedding photography really can act as a unifying bond.
5. A master of wedding photography
Having a professional shoot your wedding means you have someone with the experience and ability to deal with all the difficulties and problems that can arise…and still deliver that wonderful wedding story and beautiful art for you. Low light, knowledge of composition, all the equipment, etc We’ve been there, done it and delivered…many countless times before. Your guests most probably haven’t and even if they have a decent camera, chances are they’ve never had to deal with the pressures and demands of shooting a wedding before. That’s why professional wedding photography really does matter.
So yes, in an age where phones are cameras, Instagram filters can make most photos look cool and everyone thinks they’re a photographer, professional wedding photography still really matters.
If you’re getting married and would like to chat with me about your wedding plans, please do give me a call on 07920 422144 or send me a message via my contact page. I’ll be delighted to hear from you.