In recent years, there seems to be a debate whether or not couples truly need a wedding photographer. After all, almost everyone has a smartphone and most wedding guests take pictures anyway. So, what’s the point of hiring a professional photographer? We looked at a popular wedding blog and they shared some important tips.
Although VSCO edited wedding pictures can be aesthetically pleasing, amateur photos just don’t compare to photos by a professional photographer. That being said, check out the top four reasons why you need a wedding photographer.
If you or one of your guests attempts to document your wedding, it is most likely going to turn out to be a mess. Not only will whoever has decided to document your wedding have to sacrifice enjoying the ceremony and reception for the sake of getting good pictures and videos, but they will ultimately have to spend time going through each picture and editing the ones that are the most popular.
Luckily, a professional wedding photographer doesn’t have to sacrifice their experience as a guest for the opportunity to photograph your wedding. Additionally, a photographer will be able to document your wedding and edit the content in an efficient and timely manner. So, you won’t have to wait for months to see your wedding photos.
As previously stated, no member of the wedding party or guest really wants to spend the entire wedding documenting it. Essentially, everyone who attends a wedding wants to celebrate the big day with the couple. But as a photographer, you’re more focused on getting the right angles and special shots. In other words, it’s work that requires concentration.
If you hire a professional wedding photographer, you won’t have to worry about getting specific shots throughout your wedding because you will have peace of mind knowing that they know what they are doing.
Skill & Experience
This brings us to skills and experience. Since wedding photographers devote their lives to photographing weddings, they have the necessary skills and experience to get the photos that perfectly capture the ambiance and overall aesthetic of your wedding. You might even be surprised about the photos your photographer manages to get. For example, your photographer will catch everything from the glistening-eyed smirk your husband gave you as you walked down the aisle to the movement of the flower girl dropping flower petals down the aisle. No one but a professional photographer would be able to properly capture these moments.
Expect the Unexpected
Since wedding photographers are professionals, they always expect the unexpected. In other words, professional photographers come prepared for everything, such as dying batteries and malfunctioning equipment. Although you might seem your wedding photographer only use one camera, they most likely brought at least one additional back-up camera with them. This is because time is of the essence at a wedding, which means a wedding photographer doesn’t have time to run back to their office, let alone their car, to grab extra equipment in the event their equipment fails.