Once your wedding day has come to an end and you start your life together as a married couple, the only surviving reminder of the joyous occasion will be your wedding photographs.
You arrive back from your honeymoon knowing that you will be able to rely on your wedding album as a reminder of your big day. You may even be showing your wedding photos to your grandchildren in years to come, so you want them to be in good condition and reflect the happy occasion.
Why hire a professional photographer?
Although wedding photography may not seem complicated, there are many aspects to consider to ensure that you have a perfect reminder of your wedding day.
The photographs are expected to last throughout your lifetime and tell the story of your day, which can’t be captured without good-quality equipment, a knowledge of lighting and technical issues, and many years of experience.
Although your guests will take photographs, the majority of shots will have poor lighting issues, people in the background, and other faults. You want to feel special on your big day and, as a professional wedding photographer, I want to create special memories for you to cherish.
Why do you need wedding snapshots?
Photographs are a lasting reminder of your special day, and looking through the wedding album together should take you on a journey of the day itself, telling a story. The album may include pre-wedding shots that capture a relaxed couple just before the big day, or the bride and groom getting ready for the ceremony.
Popular shots are those that capture the build up to the ceremony, and the moment when the groom and guests see the bride for the first time. Memories of those precious moments fade as the years pass, and a professional wedding album will always be there to remind you of that day and how you felt as you tied the knot.
For the camera shy!
Many people don’t like having their photo taken no matter where they are. A professional photographer remains silent in the background, while being able to capture those important moments and the emotions that made them memorable. For those who find it difficult to relax around a camera, I work to make it easier to behave and smile naturally, helping guests to forget they are being looked at through a lens. Some couples want traditional poses for their wedding album, while others want natural poses that aren’t planned. Check with the photographer to make sure they are experienced in this type of photography.
The digital age
A lot of people choose to take photographs and store them digitally, sending them to their friends and family electronically. While this is convenient, consider what would happen if the computer breaks down, or digital media advances in the next few years mean you have problems viewing your photos. A physical wedding album of photos taken by a professional photographer will last forever and can always be viewed by friends and family.
Preserving the memories is essential and this is why the photographs are so important.