Why You Should Hire a Professional Photographer on your Wedding Day – I think we can all agree – your wedding is one of the most important days of your life. So why in heaven’s name would you hire an amateur to take your wedding photos? If the wedding cake was a little crooked or the steak was a bit tough – over time your guests will forget about it. However, if your photographs don’t capture the special moments, details and loved ones, you will be reminded every time you look at your wedding album.

Recently we were photographing a wedding and a woman came over to me and told me about her wedding this past fotografia professional summer. She quite animatedly relayed the story of decorating a barn with her sisters for days leading up to her wedding day and on her wedding day the photographer did not capture “one” photograph of the barn. She told me –

I won’t even call my photographer back – I paid the bill and put the album in the drawer.

Your wedding photos are treasured memories of your wedding day – you only get one chance to get it right – there is no going back to reshoot those precious moments. So why trust your special day to a student or a family member who “loves” to take photos?

Weddings can be challenging and unpredictable enough so hire a photographer who carries liability and indemnity insurance. A professional photographer is a problem solver who will plan for the unexpected by carrying backup equipment to every wedding. Additionally, a professional photographer will have a failsafe backup system in place to ensure that the photos that are created on your special day is archived and protected for a very long time.

Professional photographers use cutting edge software to edit and retouch your photos so that each image looks flawless. After a wedding, a professional photographer spends hours going through each and every one of your photographs to create a comprehensive, unique and memorable set of photos you will treasure forever. In addition, you will receive high quality albums that will last a lifetime.

Hiring a student or amateur is one thing, but many times family members who have an interest in photography will want to photograph your wedding – this can be a disaster as they are there to photograph your wedding and be a guest – how does that work? What happens after your relative has enjoyed a few drinks and puts the camera down and forgets where they left it – now that could get interesting…