How? Let’s look at it this way. You shared the first kiss as husband and wife, but your friend—whom you designated as official photographer—wasn’t ab
Let’s look at it this way. You shared the first kiss as husband and wife, but your friend—whom you designated as official photographer—wasn’t able to capture the shot perfectly. And that’s not all, you realised that he wasn’t able to take a picture of other beautiful moments.
A disaster, right?
Luckily, this is just a scenario. You’re still deciding between asking a family member and hiring an expert in your area. And you’re weighing the pros and cons carefully. The former won’t cost you, but not sure if the photos will turn out great. The latter requires a budget, and you don’t know who to hire to ensure quality shots.
Well, here’s a suggestion. Work with professionals, particularly those operating in the area where you’ll be holding your celebration.
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If that nagging thought of asking a pal or family member persists, let these points convince you otherwise:
- A professional has gone through hours of training with licensed instructors and more hours of practical training while capturing weddings and other occasions. His experience allows him to execute shots with skill, accuracy and unique style. While having high-end equipment and gear is important, his expertise makes all the difference.
- A professional can make tricky lighting conditions work to his favour or he could work around them. He can easily identify the best spots to take pictures based on the amount of light streaming in. And he doesn’t get scared of harsh sunlight or dim venues.
- A professional carries backup gear and works with a team. If something happens with his camera, he’ll have a spare ready. If one of his assistants call in sick or has an emergency, he’ll have other members to help him.
- A professional already knows how a wedding day flows. Having worked with a lot of couples has taught him where and when to anticipate great shots. For instance, he knows which specific words from the officiant will elicit a priceless expression from the bride and groom. And he knows exactly that that walk down the aisle or first dance with the bride and dad will bring a tear to a lot of the guests’ eyes.
- A professional can work with all kinds of individuals—from the nervous bride to the mischievous ring bearer. He can round up people for group pictures patiently, and he can help calm down everyone, particularly on a day when emotions are sky-high and almost everyone feels agitated.
Looking at these, do you think an amateur is capable of delivering the same points? Will he be able to stay committed before, during and after the wedding? Will he stay even after the celebration has ended to discuss final touches?
How about you, will you be comfortable to give demands knowing the person is giving his services without asking for a fee? Will you have assurance that he can capture the best moments?