The average English couple spends £1,450* on their wedding photographer.
Here are 10 reasons why it’s an investment worth making…
1. CAPTURE EVERY MOMENT
Your wedding day is over before you know it, but a professional photographer can make it last forever, even capturing moments you miss. “They will capture not only the big moments but also the small, behind-the-scenes moments that make your day unique,” says photographer Mike Hall. “From smiles and laughs between young and old to children playing, every tiny detail you spent months planning is documented.”
Their sole purpose is to document your whole day, and some will even bring a second shooter to ensure that happens.
2. THEY’VE DONE IT ALL BEFORE
From flighty family members, to bad weather, they know how to prepare for the worst. “Professional photographers have seen it all in the wedding world, and can use their knowledge and expertise to have things running smoothly,”
3. THEY’LL MAKE YOU FEEL COMFORTABLE
Being in front of a camera can be intimidating, but a professional photographer will blend into the crowd seamlessly “ will even offer engagement shoots so couples can get to know us.
4. THEY KEEP THE DAY FLOWING
Your photographer will help keep you to your strict timetable, while making time for group shots and a chance for you to chat with guests. !).
“A cracking wedding photographer will know the way a wedding day works inside out and work with you to get the most out of photographs with you and your other half,” Trust them and you’ll get brilliant results.
5. EVERYTHING WILL LOOK AMAZING
You spend a lot of time, money, and effort on making your big day perfect, and a professional photographer can represent it in the most flattering ways.
“A professional knows how to best show off your awesome cake, the fairy lights, the candle-lit reception" We have the skills to capture your day in the most beautiful way.
6. IT ALLOWS YOUR GUESTS TO ENJOY THE DAY
While asking a friend or family member to be your photographer seems like a good idea, it comes with its own setbacks. “You can’t really ask a family member or friend to be the photographer and expect them to also be a guest,” “At best they are not a guest, at worst they don’t capture great images.” They will also remain objective. “A professional will treat everyone the same, rather than gravitate towards the side of the family they know,”
7. YOU’LL GET THE GREATEST HITS
A professional photographer will sort through all the photos, finding the best shots, and editing them accordingly, so you don’t have to.
8. THE BRITISH WEATHER WON’T PHASE THEM
British weather is very unpredictable, but, unlike an inexperienced photographer, a seasoned pro will know how best to deal with difficult lighting such as bright sunlight, or dimly lit venues.
9. THEY’RE YOUR TOTALLY COMMITTED BFF
Your photographer can look out for you in ways your bridesmaids can’t. “By the time it comes to the big day, I am already very familiar with my couple and, apart from taking photos, I am acting as a kind of right hand man,”
“One of the most enjoyable reasons to have a pro is in employing an extra sidekick to take care of you and guide you through the day.”
10. YOU WON’T REGRET IT
A good photographer is timeless, and, as one of the few tangible mementoes of the day, it’s a worthy investment.
Top tip: Many photographers can tailor packages to your budget, including offers such as half day coverage, or mid-week wedding discounts.