6 Reasons Professional Wedding Photography Is So Important
It’s easy for a detail such as wedding photography to become eclipsed by the dress, venue or even choice of food, but prioritising it is an important part of your planning.
Here are 6 reasons professional wedding photography is such an important part of your day:
1. A keepsake of your story
Wedding photography allows you to relive your entire day, from the excited morning preparations right up to the evening toasts. These important moments tell the beautiful story of your wedding – which will go by so fast, you’ll want something tangible to look back on and treasure.
2. Catch the moments you missed
The purpose of a wedding photographer is to capture every part of your wedding day, parts of which you will miss due to greeting guests, touching up makeup, or just checking everything is running smoothly. It’s likely you’ll be super busy, so you will want to look back on all the little moments in between.
3. Take an emotional journey
Photographers are able to capture the heart-warming, emotional shots that you might otherwise forget. A professional will blend in to the background in order to get candid shots of these intimate moments – from getting ready with your bridesmaids, to the pride in your parents’ eyes when they see you in your dress.
4. Create personal display images and gifts
Profession wedding photography means you will have high quality images to display in your home, as well as personalized gifts for friends and family. These are also perfect for compiling into beautiful, quality photo albums that can be enjoyed by your families, children and grandchildren.
5. Avoid dodgy memoirs
One of the main benefits of having a professional wedding photographer is that you avoid the blurry, over-exposed, or just plain awful shots taken by a family friend (who may be half-decent with a smartphone camera, but it’s just not the same!). You want to relive the experience at its best version, and a proper photographer can help you avoid disappointment and ‘cringe’ moments.
6. Take some stress out of the day
A good wedding photographer will have plenty of experience, and will be able to get the best images in the simplest, easiest way possible. This takes the stress off your shoulders and allows you to relax and enjoy the day.
If budget is your main concern, research the huge range of wedding photography packages on offer and try to find something that works for you. It might be better to save a little on things like flowers or cake in order to stretch the budget, and you can even go for a digital photo album to bring the price down.
By Rachel Doherty