5 Simple Steps To An Effective WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER Strategy
You might be getting married (congrats, incidentally) and attempting to decide whether to even hire a wedding photographer. You might be trying to decide now which photography professional to choose for your wedding day. You may be a wedding photographer, attempting to understand the delicate and confounding psyche of those who engage in wedding planning.
Whoever you are, for the reading pleasure, browse the top 10 myths of wedding photography as relayed by way of a photographer who still loves taking pictures. These are broken directly into three categories: a. Myths about not hiring a specialist at all; b. Myths about the selection process; and c. Myths about how exactly the photography should be done.
CATEGORY A: I don’t need/want a wedding photographer because:
1. Maui wedding photographer from college just got the brand new Canon 999D and a plethora of ‘L ‘ professional series lenses; it will be great (and, did I mention, FREE!).
Is it impossible to locate a good free photographer? No. Could it be likely? No. Is it advisable? Almost never. But hey, it really is your wedding day. It is possible to chance it on the stranger who may be overly intrigued by the bridesmaid who has slightly bit a great deal to drink at the reception and starts to dance provocatively. This way, the bulk of your photos could be of her. Perfect, right? And free. In this situation, you can just emphasize your kids, twenty years later on, that the photographer did take these photos with really cutting edge technology, which is why you can see just so much detail of the lewd woman at your wedding with, how shall we say… ‘perky’ breasts. No, she isn’t the bride, but doesn’t she look like she is having fun?
2. Why would I get a photographer? Everybody and their dog has a camera (even cell phones pictures are creeping up in the ‘megapixel’ race). The snapshots from guests will suffice.
Yes, it is true to convey that many of us now carry a camera on the body all the time (on our phone at the very least). Moreover, at a wedding, many or even most guests bring some form of additional camera to memorialize the function (particularly things that go wrong, if they don’t like you; tears from the groom should they do). However, rigorous double blind studies have been done on the info stream to which we are referring, plus they all show one thing. These pictures have a 99.9982% chance of sucking. Really badly. There might be one great photo of the bunch, of a dog at the end of the aisle that meant so much to Great Aunt Esther. It’ll be perfectly exposed, focused, and display Sparky with a lovely stance using great composition.
3. Wedding photography is too expensive – why would I support a business of so-called ‘professionals’ who really only work a few hours a week. I don’t know whether to be angry or jealous.
You can be angry if you would like. You can even be jealous, since we have a job that (hopefully) we love, and take great pride in. If you think we work a few hours for a single wedding, you are fooling yourself. Those are the hours that you see us at the marriage; suffice it to say, several hours of preparation went directly into that particular wedding, countless hours will proceed upon the end of big day in post-production. When done correctly, the task is extensive, fun, and pays decent.