If you’re engaged and ready to start planning your dream wedding, you’ve likely started researching different suppliers and venues to give you an idea of how much everything is going to cost. From your research, you’ve probably realised there are many things to consider and they all add up, fast! If you have to cut back on a few things, your photography shouldn’t be one of them. Here are all the reasons why your wedding photography should be a priority for your wedding day.
Why you should have wedding photography
Your wedding day is one of those moments in your life that you’ll remember forever and anyone who has been married before will tell you how quick the day goes and how small details are soon forgotten. Having an album to look back on brings back all the emotions and happy memories from the day. Wedding photographers capture special moments throughout the day that you don’t even notice. Without photos, these would otherwise go unseen. Many married couples treasure their wedding pictures more than anything else from their wedding.
If you are working out your budget and wondering how you are going to manage to cover it all, look at ways you cut back but still have everything stunning and how you want it. Some simple ideas such as adding more foliage to your bouquet than flowers or rather than buying expensive props, get your creative friends to make them for you as their wedding gift to you and your partner. A bonus is you can resell them after your wedding to make extra money. If cost is still an issue, look at hiring your favourite photographer but get a smaller package, so you don’t miss out on beautiful pictures from your day.
Benefits of hiring a professional photographer
If you’re weighing up whether to hire a professional or to ask a family member or friend to help, make sure you don’t jump into this decision without careful consideration. Taking photos is a big responsibility that requires a level of skill to produce wedding quality snaps. Your guests are there to enjoy your day, many get merry have a few too many wines, get distracted chatting and forget to be on photo duty as you’ve appointed them. The last thing you want to have is blurred pictures or only a couple of decent ones to show for it. Not having a collection of quality photos from your special day can leave you deeply disappointed. Remember, your photos need to be done right the first time you cant go back and have your day again and trying to edit poor quality photos is almost impossible. If the weather is extreme on your wedding day, your photographer has the necessary experience and skills to take quality photos in testing conditions. Can you be sure a family or friend could do the same? Things such as your flowers, cake and entertainment are momentary aspects, your photos are forever and an investment that is worth every cent.
Some factors to consider when hiring a photographer
Find a photographer that suits your style
It isn’t just about finding a photographer who can take good photos, its about finding one that takes photos that are impressive to you and snaps you’d want to look at for a lifetime. When looking at different photographers, you might notice that many have a particular style. You may notice one sticks to certain colour palette when editing, another captures natural pictures with minimal edits. It is a good idea to look at a lot of the photographers work rather than one or two photos before deciding and once you have chosen one, explain to them what kind of photos you want from the day and give them examples so, they can try to get exactly what you want.
Wedding suppliers book out quickly and it’s not uncommon for popular photographers to get booked out 18 months to 2 years in advanced. Once you have decided on your day and your photographer, you should book them early to avoid disappointment.
All out photography or just the basics?
Today, there are almost no limits on the amount of footage you can capture of your day. Many photography companies are using other technology such as drones and go-pros to take photos at weddings as well as having one or two professional photographers taking photos or video on their cameras. This can give you the ultimate collection of images from your wedding, but it also usually comes at a cost. You need to decide what type of cover you want from your day. Do you want a single photographer for the ceremony and bridal pictures or the entire works?
Your wedding is more than just a day, its the beginning of a new and exciting chapter and the emotion, moments, and smiles make it special and unique to any other big occasion in your life. Don’t make the mistake of skimping on your wedding photography and missing the chance of having something that you’ll truly treasure to look back on. If you are looking for a wedding photographer to capture your momentous day, get in touch with our highly skilled photography and videography team here at Florido Weddings. We are positively confident you won’t regret your decision to invest in the memories from your special day.