The most expensive investment you may make on your wedding day is the cheaper photographer.
I've had hundreds of different correspondences with many potential clients throughout the years. Many of them ask very compelling questions, most of which become easier and easier to answer as years go by. Most clients, even though they may not be aware of it can read if you are confident of your answer or not. The questions may range from asking about the importance of a second photographer to how the products are delivered and even to editing out wrinkles.
The reason I think it becomes easier to answer is basically experience. This is one factor that most clients tend to overlook the most but is probably the most important factor of all.
In the immortal words of Jeremy Clarkson "How hard can it be?". A bride and groom or their parents can say, "Well, I can take great photos on my iphone, look!" or "my cousin dabbles in photography and has this fancy expensive camera, maybe she can shoot it."
Think of it this way - and no, I won't be using the doctor analogy... Every photographer with a website can and will show their best work. It could be their best work from the past year, or their best work from the last ten years. But when you interview your wedding photographer, the one who you want to capture the most beautiful moments of your most important day, you want to know about their experience, their familiarity with weddings, how many weddings and portraits have they shot and their confidence level with their craft.
That is very important. If you are going to spend $600 on a photographer and you end up with photos you are not particularly proud of - there goes your $600.
A very good and very experienced photographer will have harnessed the instinct and intuition and the right talent to move seamlessly during the ceremony, work well with everyone from you to your grandma, resolve an issue before it even happens, not panic if it does and not just keep a smile on your face but also on his or her because he enjoys his work so much and it shows in his product.
The most expensive investment you may make on your wedding day is the cheaper photographer. Do not be afraid to speak to your photographer about pricing. We will be able to work with you to make sure that we capture the best moments of your wedding day.
When all's said and done, years from now, when you look back at the photos, we want you to smile and remember how much fun you had - not how much of a bad decision you made because you went for the photographer that costs a few hundred bucks less.
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