5 important reasons to hire a Professional Photographer for your Wedding:

5 important reasons to hire a Professional Photographer for your Wedding:

  1. Experience, Experience, Experience – well… that’s three reasons in itself, but the truth is an amateur photographer or photographer who strictly does studio portraits, fashion or landscape photography usually doesn’t have the experience with Weddings to deal with split second decisions on lighting or is used to the mostly unposed, extremely fast pace of a wedding day with all its variables.

  2. Amateur does not equal Professional – a professional invests thousands of dollars in gear, technology, editing software and countless hours of continuing education in their field.  A professional will also have backup gear and emergency plan just in case of Murphy’s Law.

  3. A professional photographer will be professional.  They will show up on time and they will be dressed appropriately for the occasion.  A professional cannot afford to provide you with less than exemplary customer service and the highest quality products.   There will be a binding contract to protect you, not a verbal agreement or handshake.  And, a professional will be licensed and insured.

  4. You get what you pay for hiring an Amateur – if the deal sounds too good to be true – it is.  While hiring a newbie, your cousins friend or Uncle Bob may save you a few bucks, it will cost you in priceless photographs of special moments if they are inexperienced, busy visiting with friends, or at the bar.  Capturing all those special moments requires a professional wedding photographer’s full and undivided attention.    

  5. There are real no do-overs of your Wedding Day, and a professional knows this, your day is just as important to them as it is to you.  A professional has their reputation on the line with each and every photograph they take.  Each shot is purposeful, not spray and pray with the hope of one in one hundred just being decent enough to make you happy.  Your images will be professionally composed and in focus, they will also be professionally edited.  

In other words… never underestimate the importance of your photography; it’s an investment in your Forever.   

Ring shot from the Whitmore Wedding at the Cedarwood Country Club

Ring shot from the Whitmore Wedding at the Cedarwood Country Club