Couples might tap a friend or family member to shoot photos for free or a discount instead of hiring a professional photographer for their wedding. But it is worth including professional wedding photography and videos, and book a photographer, under the wedding budget. It is an important day so hiring professionals to shoot some memorable moments to remember and keeping the photographs as keepsakes for the family for years to come is a must.
The wedding photographer acts like a friend to the couple standing with them through the entire wedding for 10-12 hours, calming them and taking some relaxed, gorgeous pictures. It is best to pay an experienced photographer as they can handle shooting in dark places (inside the venue/room/church), in rainy weather, or any other tricky visual situations. A family friend or member won’t be able to do that. A professional help is needed in such cases. And there are many affordable photographers available these days, who are highly professional as well, that you won’t feel a burden on your pocket.
Social media makes it look like wedding photography is this ideal environment, with bright, airy, gorgeous natural lighting all the time but that is not true all the time. A couple needs someone who can handle any environment and if there are problems skillfully.
Photographers capture aesthetically shot videos too where the couple is sharing vows with each other. It is a beautiful moment and photographer takes the tension off the couple and family members by professionally capturing this valuable and beautiful moments for them that can be rewatched by the entire clan.
When one pays a professional to do a certain work, they can be rest assured that the pictures and videos will look accurate with correct lighting and all the moments captured which will not be the case if friends are doing the same. The camera, lenses, lighting, all will be taken care of as the wedding pictures are forever.