The top three things couples should consider when hiring a wedding photographer are experience, vision, and personality.
Most people agree wedding photography is the only thing they have left to remember their wedding day once it’s all over, yet today people want to spend as little as possible on their wedding photography, because they do not value the art of photography anymore, this thinking makes no sense. There is a huge difference between people who snap pictures and photographers who capture beautiful imagery. The saying, “you get what you pay for” is especially true with wedding photographers. Because of digital there are more photographers then ever, price and experience usually go hand in hand. If wedding photography is a priority, then you have to put it at the top of your list and make cuts elsewhere in your budget, if money is a issue. When you find the right photographer you will never regret or miss the extra money you spent, however if you do not invest in great wedding pictures you may spend the rest of your life regretting your decision.
Experience | Vision | Personality
Just because everyone has access to digital cameras today, doesn’t make them all photographers, no more than a typewriter makes someone a great author. To tell a story with a camera takes an artist with vision, someone who can anticipate moments, see light, as well as someone who can capture emotion. A photographer with years of experience who has mastered the technical aspect of photography and doesn’t use photoshop to create his or her vision can focus on the composition, the story and the moment A photographer who has a pleasant demeanor and easy to like, someone who you would invite to your wedding even if they were not taking the pictures, These are the traits and the type of person you should trust to photograph your wedding.
Before you can have a beautiful wedding album, first you must have great images. Once you love your images, a wedding album is must have family keepsake. Wedding images need to be shared and enjoyed and not just kept on your computer. If you are going to splurge on one thing on your wedding, why not make it something that will last forever, not on items that will be dead and gone once the wedding day has past or that no one will appreciate, notice or even remember in just a few short weeks following your nuptials. If pictures are important to you, invest in a photographer who’s images will bring you right back to your special day. Great photography lasts forever and can warm hearts for generations, each time someone flips through your wedding album.
Disappointment causes grief and regret which nobody wants to remember or share those emotions with family or friends. The question you must ask yourself is simple; How important is photography to me?