As you begin the early stages of planning out your wedding, one thing becomes clear very quickly; the sky is really the limit when it comes to the vendors you book. Weddings can be extremely elaborate, or more of an intimate affair. Your decision will of course determine just how many and which vendors you need. But one that should remain constant across all styles and sizes of weddings is a wedding photographer.
Why exactly is a wedding photographer a must for your wedding? Let’s take a look at some of the top reasons you should go ahead and book one.
Photos Act as a Beautiful Visual Reminder
After all is said and done, your photos will act as a beautiful visual reminder of your wedding. It’s one thing to remember everything in your head, but having those photos that you can look at daily and perhaps even show to your own kids one day is just a really special thing.
No Need to Count on Guests to Take Photos
Couples will often look to their guests to take photos and provide those memories in lieu of a photographer. The problem is that this is a lot of responsibility, and the fact is that your guests are probably busy enjoying the day/night themselves and may forget to snap pictures of those special moments. So, you’ll likely miss the moments that your guests aren’t right there beside you with a camera.
A Wedding Photographer Has the Right Equipment
Because wedding photographers are serious about their business, they make the investment in the right kind of equipment. The key items that a photographer will come prepared with include:
- A high-quality camera
- Various camera lenses meant for all different situations
- A flash gun
- Batteries, backup batteries, multiple memory cards, and remote triggers
- Lighting to ensure images look well-lit, creative and romantic
- Editing/retouching software in their office/studio to touch up images
They Will Discuss a Plan in Advance
Also, they will discuss a wedding photography plan with you in advance to ensure they get the pictures you want to see. Whether you meet with them in person, over-the-phone, or through email, you’ll be able to communicate what your wedding style is, what the day will look like, and what specific types of photos you want.
They Set Up Perfect Shots
Experienced wedding photographers will also guide you in terms of setting up the perfect shot. They can take a look at the setting and the moment and instantly see how to capture it. At the same time, if it’s candid shots you’re after, you can rely on a professional to be snapping photos all the time.
The List Goes on and on
This is actually a very small look at the many reasons why hiring a wedding photographer is a must for your wedding. Even if you’re on a tight budget, this is not the corner you want to be cutting, as photos act as lifelong memories you will cherish.