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5 Reasons to Hire a Professional Wedding Photographer

I hear it all the time. “Couldn’t I just get a friend to shoot my wedding for free, or low dollar? Besides, smart phone cameras are great amazing now.” While there is some truth in these statements, but there’s more to photography than just taking pictures. And there’s definitely a better way – here are 5 Reasons to Hire a Professional Wedding Photographer for Your Day:

More Than a Photographer

Did you know that Professional Wedding Photographer also can help guide and plan a wedding? We can help with big decisions, offer advice, and customize timelines. We also know how to handle large groups, and are legal business owners. Photographers do SO much more than just take pictures.

They’re Committed!

Due to the pressure of shooting a wedding, friends and family can always bail at last minute. However, this what professional photographers are for – and what we do for a LIVING! We’re locked into your wedding date. YOU’RE the only person we’re worried about on the big day!

It’s Their Job

Photography takes a LOT of work! People don’t realize those pretty Pinterest photos that you’re dreaming about for your wedding day don’t just happen. The photographer has to MAKE them happen. You don’t want friends or family working on your wedding day. Let them be there to celebrate with you instead!

More Than a Camera

Have you ever tried a DIY paint project? You see a beautiful piece of detailed art work that you want to hang on your wall and think “I can do that!” So you go out a get some paint and a brush and unless you’re an artist, chances are you’re not going to be happy with the work you produced because it doesn’t look like the nice piece you tried to replicate. Just because someone is holding a paint brush, doesn’t mean they’re an artist. It’s the same with photography! Just because someone has a camera-even a fancy one-doesn’t mean they can take amazing pictures for you. Don’t let your wedding day photography be the work of just someone with a fancy camera trying to copy the pros.

There’s Less Work for You

Professional wedding photographers will guide you and do most of the work for you. All you need to do is ENJOY your day!  After all, we are experts on wedding days and how they work. We know what to expect and how to make it great!

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October 27, 2020

  1. Kim Forbes says:

    I totally had friends shoot my 2nd wedding because we didn’t have any money and I was convinced it would be OK. Boy was I wrong and it is my biggest regret. I asked my friend with the fancy camera to do it because well she had a nice camera. My pics were not well focused and the colors were terrible as well as the posing. I hope all brides don’t make the same mistake I did. Just because they have a nice camera doesn’t mean they know what to do with it! I’m still regretting it 10 years later!

    • Brittany Meyers says:

      YES! I did the same thing with my videographer for my wedding and my friends didn’t come last minute so I didn’t get a wedding video and I hate that I didn’t spend the extra money to hire someone professional!! I’m so sorry that happened to you, but hopefully other brides can learn from the mistakes!

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