Reasons to Hire a Professional Photographer for Your Wedding Day
When it comes to planning your wedding, finding the right photographer for you is a crucial element. Here are some reasons to consider hiring a professional wedding photographer to capture your big day.
A professional photographer knows how to catch you at your best. It’s in the moments you relax and let your guard down. With vast experience in our field, we know how to highlight the chemistry between you and your partner through a photograph.
Your friends and family with be there to snap away throughout your day, but they will be there to enjoy the festivities too. As the day carries on and the champagne flows, these snaps can become a little more unsteady. Hiring a photographer for your wedding day means you’ll get a sober professional the whole day through, catching all your special moments and making sure when you do receive your collection of photographs, they’ll be free from red eyes and guests half cut out of photos. Leave this part of the day for us to worry about while you enjoy living in the moment!
Each professional wedding photographer will have a certain level of expertise. Some are masters of film photography, others have professional degrees and have won awards, and some have been making photographs for decades. All will have worked in their field, created a collection of images to show their skills to clients and be able to provide you with a professional service. We take our responsibility to you very seriously to carefully capture each precious moment.
Each photographer has their own style of photographing. Do your homework; look online and get to know the different styles available and which style suits you and your partner best. Some of the styles available are: traditional, documentary, black & white, artistic and playful. It’s important to see a photographer’s portfolio in advance and decide if you like their style.
Pro-photographers know the importance of making their clients feel at ease in their presence. When choosing a photographer, it’s best to find someone who you get along with and who’s personality you like. Your photographer will be with you for some of your most private moments throughout your wedding day, so it’s important to choose someone you’ll be comfortable with.
Price is something that comes up time and again when choosing a photographer. If there are offers to photograph your wedding day for a couple of hundred quid, be wary. It takes many years of training and experience to be prepared and responsible enough to photograph a wedding. A professional photographer is worth the extra spend to insure you get exactly what you want from your wedding photographs. After the day has come to a close, the cake’s been eaten, and the honeymoon’s over, the photographs are what’s left to cherish from your wedding day.
TIP: After securing your wedding date and venue, book your wedding photographer! Photographer’s calendars tend to book up quickly, so make sure your favourite photographer is number 2 on your wedding checklist.
About the author
Rock and Roll Wedding Photography specialises in photographing LGBT and alternative weddings in Ireland and abroad.
Anna Kerslake, the award-winning photographer behind Rock and Roll Wedding Photography, has developed her unique creative portrait photography style over the past 7 years while photographing some of the biggest names in the music industry and working in the fashion industry.
By mixing a passion for all things alternative, with a love for art and romance, Rock and Roll Wedding Photography provides creative couple photography to contemporary couples by bringing passion, personality and fun to Irish wedding photography.
Rock and Roll Wedding Photography now provides pre-wedding boudoir photography sessions for brides and grooms to-be. A beautiful gift to give to your partner on the morning of your wedding day!