Your wedding is one of the most important days of your life. It’s a time for couples to celebrate the love they share with family and friends. This is also one of the most expensive days of your life. The costs add up very quickly and before you know it you can be deep into debt for a one day party. There are some things that you can do without or cut back on. A photographer isn’t one of them. Often this will be your only remembrance of your special day.

Reasons why you should hire a photographer for your wedding:

Memories- Hiring a photographer allows you to capture memories that may otherwise be lost. A professional photographer knows how to capture the memories that will be special to you through the rest of your life.

Professional photos vs. amateur- Having a friend or family member taking pictures is a great idea. Candid moments are just as important as the posed pictures. However, a professional photographer has the skills to capture your day so that it appears to be flawless. There is no guarantee that a family member or friend will be able to obtain flawless photos like a professional can. Professional photographer often shoot images in RAW format as compared to JPEG format. This allows endless adjustments to images guaranteeing you superb photographs even under the toughest lighting conditions. Consumer grade camera’s simply can’t match the quality of what a professional grade camera can. A true professional photographer also carries additional spare equipment should problems arise. Plus they also carry a variety of lens for different conditions most amateurs don’t.  Finally and most importantly a professional photographer understand composition (posing) and they have a eye for great looking images that capture emotion of this once in a lifetime day. There is no substitute for experience.

Capturing every important moment- Every moment from entering the church to leaving for the honeymoon will be captured. You won’t have to worry about whether someone is getting those pictures. A professional photographer is trained to capture those moments. That means your first dance, cutting the cake, throwing the bouquet, the garter toss and every other important wedding tradition is in your wedding album.

No regrets- People who don’t hire a professional photographer for the wedding often regret that choice later. Hiring a good photographer will leave you with no regrets. You will have the pictures you want as the years pass. These photographs are part of your future children’s history. You will look back on them with fondness, unless you don’t hire a photographer.

Everyone can enjoy the day- It isn’t fair to ask family and friends to work on a day when they should be able to enjoy the festivities. That is especially true if you don’t plan on paying them anything for the service. A photographer doesn’t have time to truly enjoy the day. There is a lot of pressure to make sure you get all the shots that are wanted and to do it well. You also run the risk of making the person feel nervous during the wedding and reception. If you are nervous or worried about how the pictures are going to turn out, you just can’t enjoy the day. Also keep in mind that a true professional photographer uses a professional lab to produce your images. They are vastly superior to anything you can purchase from the corner drug store.

Hiring a professional photographer for your wedding day makes good sense. Everyone gets to enjoy their day. You get the memories you want and presented in a professional fashion. No one has to worry about how the pictures are going to turn out and your memories will be preserved for a lifetime. Your event will move smoothly and there won’t be any delay allowing you more time to enjoy the reception.


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