For many of those who are planning weddings, hiring a pro wedding photographer may seem like an old-fashioned choice. After all, with virtually everyone having a good quality camera on their smartphones and mobile devices, then who really needs a professional wedding photographer?
The truth is that just because you have a camera, that doesn’t mean that you are a professional photographer. A professional wedding photographer brings many advantages that even the best amateur photographers could not hope to have. After all, this is your wedding day and having a professional take the photographs will help things run smoothly.
Here are the main benefits of hiring a professional wedding photographer. Their services are simply priceless in capturing the best of your wedding.
One of the most overlooked aspects of the wedding photographer is their experience gained at a great number of weddings. Knowing how the day will run is essential for getting great pictures. A professional photographer will have an innate feel for the day and how it is evolving. If they are familiar with the wedding venue they can recommend certain places where the light will be at its best or the scenery is particularly nice.
Understands How to Shoot Weddings
While not all weddings are alike, they do have many similarities that a professional wedding photographer can recognise and handle. A good photographer knows that this is your event and will work with you to properly plan the shots. A good pro will position themselves in the right spot at the right time to capture many of those special moments.
The equipment that a wedding photographer uses is generally of much higher quality, creating an unforgettable image that cannot be duplicated by standard consumer equipment. Plus, an experienced photographer knows how to light and compose a shot to really capture the moment.
Have you seen wedding photographs that do more than just capture the major events of the wedding, but also get those special moments that make the entire event special. When family and friends gather for a wedding, there are many wonderful moments that a professional wedding photographer can capture forever.
Works Well with a Wedding Video Professional
A wedding videographer’s job is made a lot easier and runs smoother with a professional photographer present. This is because both of them can work together to capture the wedding completely and imaginatively. Each compliments the other when performing their tasks. This means that beyond the event itself, a wedding videographer can capture those special moments alongside the photographer. This makes the wedding video even more special and creates a full package of wonderful images that you will enjoy for a lifetime.
It’s very important to bring the wedding photographer into the process as soon as possible. You’ll find that working with a good, experienced wedding photographer has many wonderful benefits and the result will be photographs that will be extraordinary.
Style and Approach.
And finally onto the good stuff, the most important stuff. And in my opinion the mot important stuff of all, the photographer’s style. A wedding photographers style is the uppermost consideration in getting the perfect wedding images that work for you and your wedding. Understanding the different styles and approaches that are practised in the wedding photography genera will help you get the wedding images you want.
So what do you want? Formal? Modern? Stylised? Reportage? Available light? Fine art? Documentary? Traditional? I am sure I have missed off my list but you can see with so many choices it can pretty confusing very quickly.
Amateur photographers often have not come to realise their own style and may struggle to create a set of images with a consistent high quality look. Conversely a professional wedding photographer will be able to articulate their particular style to you via their images and leave you feeling secure in the knowledge that your photographer knows what they are about, and will be able to deliver you the images you desire for you wedding day.
Over my career I have worked with some of the most sort out wedding photographers in the UK. And I have witnessed the great benefits an experienced wedding photographer can bring to a wedding. I have had the pleasure of working alongside many awesome wedding photographers, Fearless Award winners, TWIA winners, Wedding Photography Industry Educators and movers. These guys all had one thing in common. They all had dedication to the craft and a professional approach to the wedding day.
These guys rock and I love working alongside them.