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Why Wedding Photography Should Be A Priority

When it comes to planning your wedding there are plenty of issues to say, worry about and budget for. The list may seem endless and you may not know where to start but there are definitely a few items that should be your starting point and focus when it comes to wedding planning.
Why Wedding Photography is SO Important At the end of the day, the most important part of a wedding is the couple, and that is what it is all about. Once it comes to planning the big day, however, you'll be talking to a lot of vendors, from florists, bridal boutiques, caterers, stationery designers, the list goes on, all these people can tell you how important it is to get it right. Having the right flowers, getting the best food, it's all about clothes, that's fine, you want to work with enthusiastic people, but when planning your wedding, are these priorities? They should be included, of course, and I don't suggest you should leave them out, but are they more important than wedding photography?

I read and hear from many couples who have just a tiny budget left for their photography, couples who struggle to find a photograph that they want for their wedding coming up very soon, and couples who don't have a photographer because they simply can't afford one. Such couples didn't attach much importance to photography... Why is it so important to employ a professional wedding photographer?

Will wedding photography matter most when it comes to your wedding? Nonetheless, it will be right there on the priority list of items to look at, budget for and book when it comes to planning your special day.

Wedding photography is vital because it captures your day, captures your memories, tells a story and not just any story, tells a beautiful story of your special day, a day you're never going to forget. A story you're going to be able to give friends and relatives, children and grandchildren, something you'll have and will enjoy for ever.

You see your flowers are going to wane, your cake is going to be eaten easily, your invites are going to be binned after the day, your dress is going to be worn once, those shoes are going to go back into their box, it's not me trying to be glum and sad, it's about perspective, it's about helping you concentrate your budget on stuff you mightn't put on like wedding photos.
One day, and a lot of memories I mentioned earlier of couples that didn't place too much focus on wedding photography because it can easily be forgotten or pushed down the pecking order if you don't have something on the day itself. When you go to a florist, they will produce perfect bouquets of flowers for you, the cake maker will make the most delicious and beautiful looking cake for your day, the list goes on, the thing is here, these are stuff and products that you and others will see on your day. But when it comes to wedding photography, you're paying for something you won't see until later, and the best wedding photographers won't even know they're there.
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It's more than just a day when it comes to wedding planning, it's about a lifetime of memories. It's about catching moments, it's about catching feelings, it's about being able to relive the day through beautiful images, it's about laughing at things you never knew existed, seeing the joy on the faces of your family and friends and, most importantly, creating a story you can cherish for ever.

When you're just thinking about your wedding and looking at your budget, make sure you optimize your budget for your wedding photographs, it's not just a few photos of you and your husband looking stunning and happy on your wedding day, it's a beautiful story about your wedding day, about getting ready and laughing with your wedding sisters, about the feeling on your father's face as he sheds a tear and loose Capturing the exquisite images of your day after hours and days of preparation, from the beautiful flowers, your dress and location, capturing the day as it unfolds, capturing your guests ' feelings, the groom's nervousness, all the way to the first dance, it's not just a story, it's your tale.

Don't regret not hiring a professional wedding photographer, make sure you capture your day, and your story.
Stuff to take into account Optimize the budget. If you saved a little money on the flowers, will the guests notice if you saved a little on the dessert, will they notice if the cake isn't 5ths high? Save a little where you can and optimize your budget for photography, this is the only thing you'll have left at the end of the day. Read our article on Wedding Photography's The Real Cost.

Locate your theme. There are hundreds of wedding photographers to choose from, and most can travel around the country and even abroad, take time to settle on a style you want and find a photographer that represents that. Make sure you see more of their work and full collections, don't want one or two beautiful pictures, you want a beautiful story that's of high quality spread out, from start to finish.

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Book early. The best wedding photographers are hired and booked up to 2 years in advance so find your dream wedding photographer and have them booked once you know the date.
How NOT to Choose your Wedding Photographer We have a lot of articles to help direct you through looking, finding, meeting and selecting your dream wedding photographer, but how about NOT to do the stuff!
1. When selecting your photographer don't just choose them based on value and what's included, don't just go for the photographer who offers a free engagement shoot, printed book, online gallery, USB pen, picture frames and printed t-shirts only because of the extra pieces, they are secondary to the images that will be taken. It is so crucial that you find a photographer you love and recruit him.

Their work is in line with your style, you know you can trust them, you feel confident and secure with them, all these aspects can make the day easier and more natural photographs as well. Many photographers will be selling packages with previously listed pieces, like an engagement shoot becoming increasingly common, if they suit your style, you love their work, and you're' clicking' with them, that's nice, but don't just select a photographer based on value and what is included.
2. We' will do' There's a million and one things to think about while planning your wedding, the list seems endless and sometimes you might just think it'll do. Maybe you're looking at lots of photographers and trying to find the time to visit them and see their work and see how you're getting on. It's important not to pick a photographer just because it takes a while and seems like an endless mission, take your time and make sure you not only find a job you enjoy with a wedding photographer, but also a person behind the camera you enjoy. When you meet them you're going to walk away feeling like you've just talked to a close friend, it's so vital and it makes a huge difference to how you look and see yourself in front of the camera.

Wedding photographers enjoy what they do, they are passionate about the industry and passionate about capturing beautiful weddings, you will feel overwhelmed and many photographers will be able to understand and relate. Just make sure you find the right photographer for you, one that suits your style and one in whom you can trust and feel confident, go with your intestine, if you have no doubts then book them! Yet don't just say they're going to do it.
3. They've got' some' stunning images Wherever you see a wedding photographer, be it here on this site or online, you'll see plenty of beautiful pictures, a selection of incredible shots that will catch your eye and make you go wow. This is awesome and you can find a photographer who is a job you enjoy and who makes you go wow, however it's important to note that it's nice to have a couple of pictures that make you go wow, but you want a wedding story that makes you go wow, the idea here is coherence.

When viewing a photographer's work, make sure you see complete and completed images, this could be online or a hard copy, you want to make sure all pictures are good and the quality is excellent throughout, and not just one or two pictures look fantastic. A decent photographer can take incredible images, a great wedding photographer can tell a story using beautiful pictures.
4. They are recommended by the Venue Because you selected your wedding venue and booked the date from catering, florists, designers and photographers, depending on the location they will have a list of approved suppliers. It is a great starting point, but not just going off this list and not opening your eyes to other alternatives is crucial. Check out the double edged sword post on being a' preferred' wedding photographer at the venue. For example, you may prefer styles of other photographers you might have seen here that are not on their list, you might have met a photographer from their list but you may not have felt fully satisfied. Don't compromise with your wedding photographer by merely checking the ones suggested by the venue, make sure you get the best photographer you can afford and the one you want.
5. My Uncle has a new camera Whether it's your Uncle or a friend down the lane, it's more than just a camera to wedding. Just because they may have a expensive camera does not mean they have the expertise and knowledge to go out and catch a wedding. They the enjoy photography, go out at weekends taking landscape shots, or pictures of the children playing in the park, but it's a complex event when it comes to weddings.

The camera is just a device and a way to capture the moment, the skill, knowledge and experience is the secret to photography for the wedding. You just have one chance.

Last thoughts All this planning is for one day only, one day you marry your partner with whom you want to spend the rest of your life, one day you share this beautiful moment with all your loved family and friends. Make sure you hold onto the memories and don't look back and wish a photographer had been working for you.

Photography is not a matter of an expensive camera, but of capturing a picture.

Know that you get only one shot when it comes to your wedding pictures and after all the photos are the one thing that will stay with you forever, make sure you hire the best wedding photographer you can afford and hire the best person to capture your wedding day. It's an investment you'll be proud to have made years down the line as you look back on those unique moments and feelings from your wedding album.

Wedding Photography is about special moments, it's about being able to relive the day through beautiful photographs, it's laughing at moments that you didn't even realize existed, seeing the joy and affection on the faces of your family and friends and, above all, getting a story that you're going to take with you forever...

How important is photography for you at wedding? Have you maximized your budget so you could get the best photographer you could?