Why You Shouldn't Wait to Hire a Wedding Photographer
Mar 8, 2020 | By: Petersen Photography, LLC
The day of your wedding should be a day filled with magical moments where you are surrounded by those that you love the most. Doesn’t it make sense then that you would want those moments captured? While photographers seem to be a dime a dozen these days, everyone deserves a true professional who really knows how to best immortalize those special moments.
It’s simple - there are no do-overs. If a photographer happens to miss the capture and reactions of that moment where you first walk down the aisle, you can’t stop the wedding and restart it. In fact, you may not even realize that your wedding pictures aren’t what you wanted until you receive them and it’s too late. Don’t leave the photographing of your wedding to chance by hiring an amateur who may not know what they are doing. Remember, after the day is done, the pictures are all that are left.
Your wedding photos are your first family heirlooms. You want to make sure they are something that you look forward to showing your children, that you are happy to hang your photos on the walls of your home. Images have the ability to evoke powerful emotions when you gaze upon them, you want to make sure that the emotions are happy ones. A professional has to know what they are doing on your wedding day, there is no room for trial and error here. It is a quick paced environment and your wedding photographer must be able to work fast and work accurately.
A photographer’s schedule tends to fill up quickly, especially during the wedding season. As soon as you have a date set, go ahead and reach out to your photographer so that you can be sure that will be there for your big day. You want to make sure that you hire a photographer that you are comfortable with (since they are the only vendor at your wedding who is with you the entire day). By booking early, you can ensure you book the right person for the job and have an individual that you can trust to capture those perfect shots.
When you hire a professional wedding photographer, you are hiring someone who has spent a lot of time, effort, and money honing their craft. Afterall, just like an oven doesn’t make a great baker, the camera doesn't make a great photographer - it is the photographer themself. There is even a certification process available for photographers who truly want to create beautiful artwork, elevate their expertise and provide their clients with a high-quality experience.
Some brides hire a wedding photographer without really considering what the photographer has to offer. Editing is a large part of what a wedding photographer does but not everyone has great editing skills. I’ve heard horror stories from some newlyweds of having to wait months and months to receive their wedding photos back only to have them look like someone captured them with a cell phone. I’ve heard other stories of couples putting a huge chunk of their wedding budget into hiring a photographer, only to find out that final retouching wasn’t included in the price they were told. When you work with a photographer, ask those questions. Ask what is involved in the price they are quoting you. This is an investment - this is your heirloom - make it a worthwhile one.
My wedding base pricing starts at $1800 and includes hi-resolution digital images on a USB in a keepsake box with print release, an online gallery, and a custom app for sharing. Every bride gets my individual attention. We begin by scheduling a complimentary, no obligation consultation, so we can see exactly what services you need to capture your day and walk away with everything you desire to remember it forever. I want you to be able to showcase your wedding photos with pride.
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