It’s a couple’s desire to have someone capture every moment of that special day and produce gorgeous wedding photos that would live to tell the world their one of a kind love story. That’s why wedding photographers are under so much pressure to do their job exceptionally well. You can save yourself a lot of disappointment in wedding photography by knowing the facts way ahead of your wedding day.
We’ve rounded up some 5 important facts in wedding photography we thought you should be aware of.
1. Quality wedding photography doesn’t come cheap
Photography in general is pretty costly. For starters, the equipment used to get beautiful photos is expensive. Quality lenses, lighting gear and post processing software tools and digital devices are the photographer’s investment which you must pay for. Other than that, wedding photography is a skill and requires talent. Consider also the kind of stress photographers have to put up with on your wedding when unexpected issues like a storm arise. A skilled photographer is always expected to deliver.
2. Professional wedding photography must incorporate technology
A lot goes on from the minute your wedding photographer takes the shots to the time you receive your wedding album. Post processing simply involves removing some unsightly elements or spots and retouching the images to make them look their best. But heavily processed photos will take time to produce and they can also be very expensive. Most of the time, they don’t look natural. Remember, the best photographers will do things right rather than relying on technology to fix their mistakes.
3. Photographers don’t hand over all their images
So you expect to get all the shots taken by your wedding photographer? You’re in for a big surprise. Your photographer is likely to pick out only the best images and hand them over to you. Your photographer risks his good reputation by sending you some mediocre images. So since you paid him to deliver the best, allow the professional to do his job.
4. Wedding photographers want control of the final product
Some couples will only get a photographer to take pictures, burn them on a CD or DVD and hand them over without any post-processing. This is something most professional wedding photographers wouldn’t do. They know that by giving you the opportunity to edit, crop and print the photos, they risk losing potential clients because the final product may not be properly executed. Taking your wedding photos without prost processing is certainly cheap but it’s not something you really want to do if you are looking for the best wedding album.
5. A professional photographer will make you feel comfortable
Most of us dread being photographed by a professional because we assume that we wouldn’t pull off those top-model poses. But the photographer’s job is to make you feel relaxed and comfortable. That’s why it’s so important for you to choose the right wedding photographer and get to know him a little better before your big day. Have a photo session a week prior just for fun and you won’t feel like running for the heels the next time you’re being photographed.