Hi I'm Jonathan @ MrShutterbug Photography, I am a Surrey wedding photographer who specialises in capturing and telling the story of a couples big day. Today i'm going to write about " Why Surrey wedding couples should hire a professional Wedding Photographer"
There are 5 important reasons why you Should Hire a Professional Wedding Photographer, so make sure you do and understand the value of photography. Wedding photography is about a story and here are your 5 reasons.
1. There is more to photography than an expensive camera
In the same way an artist uses a brush, a carpenter uses a hammer and a writer uses a pen, these are just tools, it’s how the person uses it that produces amazing creations.
Just because they have all the bricks, tools and suppliers to build a house, would you trust a part time builder with little experience to build your house? You would more than likely look for someone with years of experience, and a lot of happy and satisfied customers who would recommend them.
You want someone who knows how to use the camera, who has the experience of taking photos in different light, different conditions, composing different shots and executing it perfectly. The camera doesn’t do this, the photographer does this and has developed their skill and knowledge through years of experience and many hours of shooting. With this you get consistency, not one or two stunning photos, but a whole albums worth. Typically when delivering photos I deliver between 300-500 to the client and all of these have to be spot on.
2. An amateur means more work for you.
A professional photographer will have years of experience capturing weddings, they will know the shots to take, they will know where to be at that right time, they can be left to get on with their job in full confidence knowing they will be where you want them to be.
They will also anticipate what will happen next, they will know the flow of the day, they will have already found the perfect place for those cute bride and groom shots, they will know the ideal location in the church with the perfect back drop, your wedding day isn’t a photo shoot, it is a dynamic event with only one chance to capture those moments, something an Amateur simply will not be able to do for you.
3. Feeling at ease
Weddings have both posed moments as well as action shots. You may have asked for some group photos and posed shots, you want to feel at ease and a professional shall be able to make you feel comfortable and natural, not stiff and awkward, these moments are part of your wedding day, so they should be fun and enjoyable. This skill is something that comes from experience and having trust in them.
If you feel at ease then this will show in your photos, it will also mean you have more fun, feel comfortable and not worrying or stressing, it would be just like taking photos with friends where there is no pressure, just relaxed fun and beautiful natural photos.
4. What If…
What if…? What if your photographer falls ill, there is an emergency, their computer hard drive fails? The worst case scenario is you have no photos of your big day at all! As a professional photographer we have a plan B, they we have contacts to call upon, we will have back ups of back ups. An amateur may not have a plan B and may not be able to afford to back up everything up, where as a reputation is on the line for a professional.
5. You only have one chance
This is your wedding day, and hopefully you will only be having one special day. You only have one chance to capture your wedding day, so make sure you trust and have confidence in your photographer.
When the big day is over, apart from memories all you have are photos, photos you shall treasure, photos you shall show to friends, family and grand children. Make sure these are positive memories and not a book that reminds you how important photography is and how you wish you spent a bit more and hired a professional.
The Bottom Line
If you reduced the budget on your cake and cut a few corners, hardly anyone would know and they certainly won’t remember, after a week your cake will be gone. After your wedding you will have wedding photos telling a beautiful story holding lots of amazing memories, you will have this forever….... if this has not been captured professionally who knows what those memories may be.
Thanks for reading, I’m MrShutterbug a Surrey Wedding Photographer covering London, Surrey, Berkshire and Hampshire.
If you would like to book a wedding consultation with MrShutterbug Photography and your bassed in Surrey or the surrounding area please click here
I really enjoy documenting weddings and working with couples across Surrey and Berkshire to create a beautiful, natural wedding story they love. My approach is all about having fun and blending in with your guests as if I was not there! It’s all about relaxing and enjoying yourself it will show in your final photos too :)
If you would like to know more about MrShutterbug Surrey wedding photography or chat please don’t hesitate to say hello. I’d love to know more about your wedding plans!