Planning a wedding is expensive, regardless of budget. This being said, we often want to make cuts where we can – but we aren’t usually sure where. So, today we are going to talk about one specific vendor service you should NOT make cuts to – photography.
Photo by Astrid Photography
Photography is one of the services you obtain for your wedding that will stand the test of time. I am not saying the other vendors’ services are unimportant, because they are ALL important in their own ways, however, photography has a certain significance because it is an investment. The photos from your wedding will easily outlast any trend out there, and will still be around for you to enjoy fifty years down the road. And, it’s not just the photography itself, rather, it’s the moments it captures. When a once-in-a-lifetime wedding moment happens, a single photo can capture it, and later when you see that photo again, it will bring back all of those feelings you felt at that very moment. It is your photographer’s (very important) job to capture those moments so you can enjoy them for a lifetime to come.
Now, let’s talk money. A good photographer is more expensive – there’s no doubt about it. This is because there’s a difference between a photographer that can simply take pictures and a photographer that can seek out those once-in-a-lifetime moments during your wedding and capture them for you. That, I promise, is a much larger difference than you may realize. Also, it is important to make sure that your photographer does not over edit your photos. Each photographer has a certain style, but a GREAT photo does not need a lot of editing or color enhancement.
Now, this does not mean you need to go and spend your life savings or take out a loan to get a good photographer for your wedding. I am just saying, pay attention to who you are looking to hire. Do your research. Ask your planner for advise (after all, that’s what we are here for). And please, take your vendors’ referrals seriously. It is not in our best interest to refer you to shitty vendors 🙂