In this day in age where we have "high-quality" cameras in our hands aka "mobile devices", you've probably wondered, "why should I hire a professional photographer?"
There are many different answers to this question and I'm here to give you some. Here are some top reasons you should hire a professional photographer for your wedding!
It's like the saying goes, "Just because you have the equipment necessary doesn't mean you can do the job"... and it's true! Sure, anyone can own a camera or operate their camera phone but it takes a special kind of skill to get the job done right. That's where a professional with the right set of skills comes into play.
Knowledge and Experience
The great thing about hiring a professional photographer is the extensive knowledge and experience they have in both the photography and wedding industry. Professional photographers have spent years on education and training learning their equipment, the ways of photography, & perfecting their craft to be able to do what they do. Not only are they very knowledgeable about their craft but they have spent years working in the wedding industry to know exactly what to do on wedding days.
Prepared for the day
All of that knowledge and experience helps lead to well thought-out preparation. Trust me when I say as a professional photographer, I have seen and experienced it all when it comes to wedding days so I know the proper measures to take when it comes to being prepared for it. From wardrobe malfunctions to weather elements, we always have a plan B ready for action and are well aware and prepared to handle any troubles that come our way.
Quality over Quantity
Unlike Aunt Sally or Uncle Mark who take millions of photos of the same thing with their iPhones/iPads. We professionals believe that Quality overcomes Quantity which is certainly my philosophy when it comes to hiring me. While I'm sure you will get an abundance of images of your wedding day, professionals know to focus on the value of emotion and memory in one photo vs a specific number of images. Remember the saying, "less is more"!
Professional & Reliable
If that professional is anything like me, you will know that we take our job very seriously! Not only are we punctual and attentive but we value everything about your day. You want to be able to rely on a professional to get the job done professionally and accurately. The last thing you want to worry about is having to rely on an amateur who doesnt know the ins and outs of the business. Having to worry about this issue will leave you with nothing but stress
They care about your memories just as much as you do!
It's true, we do! Your wedding day is so special in many ways! We understand the importance of all of the time, preparation, planning, and thought that has gone into creating your dream day and we get it to the full extent. Professionals are experts in capturing the essence of your day.
Your guests can enjoy themselves instead of having to do a job
On your wedding day, the last thing you want is for your guests to be responsible for photographing your wedding memories. Your wedding day is to celebrate the love and joy between you and your spouse with the ones you love. If you leave family and/or friends to take on that job, chances are they probably will not be able to relax, take in the day with you, or enjoy themselves because they will be too busy focusing on taking photos. That's why we are here! Allow your guests to enjoy your day along with you and leave that responsibility to us!
Your photos will be all you have left
Once the celebration is over, what are you left with? Other than your wedding attire and some possible heirlooms, the only tangible treasures you will have are your wedding photos so why would you want an amateur responsible for your memories? These memories are so precious, you deserve to have them captured and handled the right way! The only way to do that would be to hire a professional! Not only are they the experts but they have the resources necessary to turn those memories into timeless pieces of art that you will be able to look back on for generations!
So, when thinking whether or not to hire a professional photographer for your wedding day, come back to this! You'll thank me later!
Hire the professional, ladies and gentlemen..you won't regret it!