Do you really need a wedding photographer?
Anyone who has ever planned a wedding knows this to be true: Weddings are expensive. Even when you try to keep things small and intimate, the million little things you have to pay for, from the venue to the flowers, the dress to the favours, add up really fast. Because of that, it can be very tempting to want to cut corners and save a few dollars here and there. After all, it’s just one day, right? True, but there are certain things you shouldn’t skimp on, else you will come to regret the decision later on. Perhaps at the very top of that list is your wedding photographer.
For most people, one’s wedding day is a once-in-a-lifetime day, one that we want to remember forever. Although it’s true that you’ll probably never forget the day in your mind, having beautiful photos to look back on years from now is also very important. I know what you’re thinking: I can just get a family friend to take the pictures for me. It’s so much cheaper! Yes, you’ll save a few dollars by having cousin Frank take photos for you. But unless cousin Frank is a professional photographer, you are taking a big gamble. Sarnia wedding photographers have the experience and expertise to get you the awesome shots you’ll cherish forever.
It’s not about having a fancy camera. Being a great wedding photographer goes beyond that. It’s not enough just about knowing how to capture a great photo. It’s about knowing which moments to capture. A good photographer will come to your wedding with a list (whether mental or literal) of the shots he wants to capture. Experience will tell him that the little moments “in between” the big moments, those emotional moments that don’t fall under the category of the major milestones in a wedding, are just as important as the kiss, the first dance, and the exchange of rings. Small details such as the expression on dad’s face when he first sees his daughter in he wedding gown, a shot of the bride’s shoes, etc. – these are the things a professional photographer will know to capture these small moments among the chaos of a very busy and exciting day.
If you trust a family member to take the photos, what will you do if they don’t turn out? What happens if that friend missing some of the big moments in your day? You don’t want to put yourself in that position of having to be angry with someone you care about over something like that. Hire a professional with a good reputation and you can rest assured that they will work tirelessly to capture all of the shots you want, plus those they know from experience will be a beautiful surprise when you go through your proofs. For that reason, it is always worth spending the money to hire a qualified, experienced photographer for your wedding photos. Save money elsewhere.