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Why you should have professional wedding photos
I made one of my brides cry yesterday! Why would you do that? That’s just nasty, there’s no need for that, I hear you cry. And normally I would never intentionally make anyone cry. However, this time I was happy to do just that. Ok, enough teasing, I made her cry because, 2 years ago, when she got married, she had a disc of all of her wedding photos, and she loved them. Her new hubby (bless him, she has trained him so much better since) lent the disc to an ex colleague of hers and they never saw it again. She sent me a heartfelt message on Facebook asking if it was at all possible to have another copy of their photos. Fortunately, I keep two backup copies of all of the wedding photos that I take, for just this situation. So I’ve burned them a disc, it’s in the post and so within a few days, I’ll be making her smile.
This then got me to thinking, if wedding photos can evoke that kind of emotion, 2 years on, this to me has to be the reason why you have a professional photographer to capture your day. I will always try to capture the emotions of the day, I will help you to keep the memories of your very special day alive for years to come. I will help you to create some beautiful photos and I will also capture the spontaneous moments of the day.
Some people say that they can’t afford to pay for a professional photographer, and as much as I understand budgetary constraints as much as the next person, you are paying out possibly thousands of pounds/euros/dollars (whichever currency, it’s still a lot of 000s), for a day that will fly by in an instant, think how quickly the time has gone since you first got engaged, and then compare that to just one day. You won’t remember huge amounts of your day, but you may well look back at your photos in two years’ time and think, oh yes, I remember that, and just smile. Most families have someone who “has a nice camera”, (he’s known as “Uncle Bob” amongst professional photographers), who has told you not to bother paying for a professional, he will take your wedding photos for you. And that’s great, as long as he has an in depth knowledge of your venue, so he knows all of the best places to take you to capture those magical shots. As long as he has photographed many weddings, so he knows exactly what happens and when, (so he doesn’t miss the vital parts such as exchanging rings or the first kiss). As long as he has back up equipment, just in case his “nice camera” should fail just as you are walking down the aisle. (You would be amazed how many times I hear people saying during the ceremony that their batteries are dead) and finally, as long as he has the knowledge to then work on your photos to make them look like professional wedding photos that you can be proud of in years to come, rather than just family snaps. Please don’t think I’m being derogatory about Uncle Bob, I have had many many conversations with him at many weddings and he’s a lovely man.
Maybe there is something that is on your huge list that you could possibly do without, but could you really do without the memories that well taken, professional photos will evoke for you, for years to come?
These photos were taken on The Ocean Flyer, one of Exclusive Yact Weddings beautiful yachts, and Leanne, your photos are on their way and should be with you very soon xx If you would like to talk to me about your wedding photography, pleae feel free to contact me here