Every couple wants their wedding to be perfect and the last thing you need after spending good money is to find out your photographer failed to capture your photos the way you wanted. Thankfully, you can solve this problem by hiring a professional wedding photographer for your wedding and here is a list of reasons why you should.
Experience with all types of Photography
Unlike other photographers, professional wedding photographers have experience with a variety of weddings and have the knowledge to ensure you, your partner and your wedding party are captured perfectly on the day. No matter what type of wedding you are planning, from a casual beach wedding to the most elaborate wedding possible, a specialist wedding photographer will handle everything perfectly and professionally to ensure you are completely satisfied with your wedding package. Some photographers who focus on other areas, like selling landscape prints of their work, might not have the same level of expertise that you are looking for.
They offer an engagement session
One advantage of hiring a professional wedding photographer is that they offer an engagement session to help you celebrate your engagement in style. This not only gives you a professional engagement portrait but gives you an opportunity to work together with your photographer to ensure you are completely happy with the service they provide, prior to your wedding.
They plan your wedding with you
Any photographer with experience in photographing weddings understands that sometimes planning for the ‘unexpected’ is more important than planning for the expected. A specialist wedding photographer will take the time to plan your wedding photography so you both know what photos will be taken at what time and at what location. In addition, a specialist photographer will carefully consider what you want and create a backup plan so you are both prepared if something goes wrong on the day.
They listen to your needs
A good photographer (regardless of their specialty) will listen to your needs and create a photography plan around what you want. After all, your wedding day is all about celebrating you as a couple and while the photographer may have some fantastic ideas regarding the types of photos to take, at the end of the day it’s your day. A photographer who knows what they are doing will listen and respect your wishes for what you want.
They make your day special
Wedding days are hectic and you often have enough to worry about without being concerned about what your photographer is doing. Professional wedding photographers know that your wedding day is all about you and will do their best to make the memory of your day as special as possible.
They know how to capture you perfectly
No matter what the location or the weather, an experienced, specialist wedding photographer knows how to create the perfect setting to ensure you look absolutely stunning in your wedding photos. From the lighting and props to using a mixture of posed and candid shots, your photographer can create a stunning story of images or album you’ll want to look through for years to come.
They spend time preparing your images
There is more to creating a beautiful image then simply taking a great photo. Truly beautiful images take time to develop and prepare into photos and canvases. Professional wedding photographers understand this and take the time to prepare your images and packages properly and with care.
Offer a range of services in their packages
Your wedding package should be more than a simple set of proofs. Professional wedding photographers offer a range of packages including handmade albums, canvases, acrylics and DVD’s.
They explain their packages
Not all photographers are the same and no two wedding packages are the same. When speaking with your professional wedding photographer, ensure they explain what is included in their packages. A good photographer will take the time to explain what your package includes, along with the number of proofs you will receive, the types of prints/canvases you can order and the amount of time you have to order them after you have approved the proofs.
They deliver in a timely manner
Professional, specialised wedding photographers understand newly-weds are eager to view and choose their wedding photos. Not only are your proofs ready in a timely manner but your package products are delivered on time, in the quality you have been assured.
All qualified, professional, specialist wedding photographers are members of the Australian Institute of Professional Photographers (AIPP) which guarantees you are hiring a quality photographer.