Your wedding is the day when you want everything to be picture perfect, including your wedding pictures. Who wouldn’t want to capture those perfect moment of joys and although you might be having friends with DSLRs but well, let’s face it not every person with an SLR could snap those perfect shots as photography depends more than just the camera.
Anyone who has even the remotest of idea about professional photography and editing would know the stark difference a correct angle and the right click could do for a picture. Photography is an art and although, it might come naturally to a few, most of them spend considerable amount of money and time to perfect this art.
Couples on a budgeted wedding are forced to cut corners and it is only understandable when they try to look for ways to reduce the overall cost but your wedding pictures are more like a memento that would enable you to relive your D day, twenty-five years later. Opting for a professional photographer would ensure that all your important moments and some not so important ones are duly captured.
Entrusting your friend with the job doesn’t necessarily mean that he’d end up taking crooked unattractive pictures but his focus would not entirely be in clicking pictures as opposed to the professional photographer’s. So there’s no chance of you missing out on those little but special moments and you can completely rely on him.
The photographer is bound to take pictures with more than one camera as they usually come armed with a myriad of equipments and hence there’d be no instance of the camera malfunctioning.
Editing plays an integral part in the way the entire wedding album shapes up eventually. These days you can get your wedding pictures customized in the form of a magazine or even a cardboard cutout with a collage. The pictures have to edited and not just to cater to red eye reduction but also to add detailing. Fine tuning the pictures can turn a simple but drab picture to a brilliant piece of art, which only professional knowledge and experience can garner.
If this convinces you in favor of hiring a wedding professional for your big day, you should also be a little aware of how to choose the perfect person to do the job. A lot of “professional” photographers claim to be the best in their trade and charge exorbitant amount of money only to disappoint later.
The acid test here is something that you can see with you own eyes- past sample works. Make sure the photographer that you want to hire, presents you with relevant past experience and if you feel their work is simple wow and worth the moolah, you should probably go for it. An experienced photographer would have a number of sample pictures to display and this is a complete must as you’d have a fair idea of his style and what exactly to expect in terms of your own pictures.
Experience can only enhance talent but a lot of amateur photographers can do the same magic and at almost half the cost, since they are looking to build goodwill. Before you give them a chance, do ask them to click some “sample” pictures for you and also edit them so that you know exactly what’s in store.
Some wedding studios also invite couple to get their special pictures clicked in studios itself, which is more like a photo shoot. Usually, you’d have to pay a bit extra for this or some might even include it in the wedding package. This is just one way to make your big day extra special and memorable.
You could also check our wedding photograph gallery.