When you are planning your wedding, it can all add up quite quickly and become a very expensive affair. Some things, I do believe, you can do on the cheap and still get exactly what you want, for instance, wedding invitations or table decorations. There are hundreds of blogs and tutorials on how to create your DIY wedding and I'm all for these! However, as a professional wedding photographer, I would say the one thing that you shoudn't scrimp on is your wedding photographer. Here is why....
1. Being a Professional Wedding Photographer is not just about having a big camera
Everyone has a friend or a family member that have a DSLR and would be more than happy to do you 'a favour' and photograph your wedding - because honestly, how hard can it be?! You may think that most wedding photographers charge a lot of money, but there is a reason for this - it isn't as easy as it looks! Professional Wedding Photographers put their all into your wedding day, focusing on not missing the most important shots, not to mention the hours and hours that go into the post-production work. It's not about just attending a wedding with a good camera - you cannot combine being a wedding guest and photographing a wedding. Trust me, I have tried!
2. You get what you pay for
This is usually the case with most things in life and it certainly is the case with Wedding Photographers. If your friend or relative are offering to photograph your wedding for free or for very little, it probably means they aren't going to produce beautiful images that you can look at for the rest of your lives together.
There are many affordable wedding photographers out there, it's just a case of doing some research and finding one that fits with you. There are different levels of wedding photographers that usually range from about £500 all the way to £5000. Victoria Baker Weddings offers competitive packages and prices to suit your needs and if you want a bespoke package designed just for you, we can do that too! Victoria Baker Weddings is also currently offering 20% discount on a limited number of weddings when booked in 2015. To find out more, fill in your details here and we can see if your date is available.
3. Professional Wedding Photographers give you a hassle free day
Professional Wedding Photographers have years of experience and are able to do the job well and fit seamlessly into your wedding day. Amateurs or a friend doing the job can make it more stressful for you whether on the day itself or afterwards. If they are not trained in post-production and retouching then they won't have the skills to be able to create your wedding album or even make the most of any photographs that they did take.
Victoria Baker Weddings can do all of this for you and as well as having over seven years working in the professional photography industry, Victoria is a fully trained retoucher in the fashion and creative photographic industry. You will come away with a stunning wedding album (depending on your package chosen) and a beautiful set of professionally retouched wedding photographs to treasure forever and an affordable price.
4. It's not just about taking the pictures on the day
As I have mentioned above, post production is important - really important! Having years of experience in this field is so valuable. There is a fine line of the perfect about of post production with wedding photographs. Some photographers can go over board and images can start to look really bad when over worked. This is why it is great to find a wedding photographer that has experience in retouching in a commercial environment. Victoria baker Weddings was trained at The Glasgow School of Art, has over 7 years experience as both a commercial photographer and a retoucher which really shows in the final presentation of creative wedding photographs produced.
5. You can't re-shoot your wedding day
The most scary thing about being a professional wedding photographer is that you have one chance to get it right. There's no re-shoot, no back up - and if you hire an amateur photographer then your chances of getting the shots you want are very limited.
Your wedding day is one of the most important and special days of your entire life and you want a beautiful and professional collection of wedding photographs to remember this day forever so it really is worth paying to have a professional wedding photographer at your wedding or you are most likely going to regret it.
Again, you can find a wedding photographer to fit all budgets and Victoria Baker Weddings offers very competitive wedding photography prices - please get in touch here and if you can't find your ideal package, you can create your very own bespoke wedding package for a price that suits your budget.
Victoria Baker Weddings also covers Weddings of all sizes across Leeds, Manchester, Harrogate, York and across the whole of Yorkshire so get in touch and save upto 20% off your wedding photographer when booked in 2015.