For a newly engaged couple, wedding planning can be as intimidating as it is exciting. You start by dreaming big -- beautiful locations, elegant decor, delicious food, and cinematic moments dripping with romance -- then, with a sinking feeling, you realize how expensive nearly every aspect of the wedding will be. Fortunately, with a little creativity and research, you'll be able to find lots of ways to cut costs along the way. By spending some time with bridal magazines, wedding websites like Style Me Pretty, The Knot, and The Budget Savvy Bride, and by perusing wedding boards on Pinterest, you can start to figure out what your vision is for your big day, and how to delegate your budget.
Once you start to compare vendors, you'll discover that quality Wedding Photography will likely end up being one of the more expensive items in your budget. The photography package may seem like the easiest thing to compromise in order to trim your wedding budget, but choosing a less expensive photographer can be risky. Long after the guests have gone home, the thank-you notes have been written, and the dress has been put away, your wedding photographs will help preserve the memories from your Wedding Day for generations.
Wedding Photography pricing might give you a bit of initial sticker-shock, but here are a few reasons why good photography is well worth the investment:
Traditionally a higher cost for photography reflects a higher level of experience. Your investment in an experienced Wedding Photographer provides not only a certain level of technical and artistic excellence, it offers the promise of an organized workflow, a hand-picked selection of shooting locations, a seasoned professional on-hand throughout your day, and polished final images and albums. Experienced Wedding Photographers have seen it all -- they know what works and what doesn't, and they know how to make you look your best.
The photography industry is like today's version of The Space Race. Technology changes and improves constantly and Wedding Photographers need to keep up. When you hire a photographer, you're not just paying for their time on the Wedding Day, you're paying for their editing and design time, top-of-the-line cameras and lenses (usually with an extra set of backup gear), gear and liability insurance, powerful computers, editing software, and loads of other things that go into running a successful business that takes care of its clients.
Peace of Mind
Your Photographer is your shadow on your Wedding Day and they are responsible for more than just documenting what's already there. Wedding Photographers help manage your schedule, organize and pose groups, keep track of a shot list, and improvise solutions as situations arise, leaving the Bride+Groom free to lose themselves in the joy and excitement of their Wedding Day.
After months of organization and planning, once your Wedding Day finally arrives, it will fly by! Before you know it, it's time to toss the bouquet and wind things down. From the moment you start getting ready until the last dance, your Wedding Photographer is your link to the memories. For the Bride+Groom, there's too much to take in. So much happens in one day, but thanks to the photographer, every detail is captured. Every emotion noticed and preserved. A superior Wedding Photographer will offer a return on your investment for life. On your 50th Wedding Anniversary, your photographs and albums will send you right back to one of the happiest days of your life together.
Worth every penny.