Hiring a Photographer or a Friend To Take Wedding Pictures

When it comes to the pictures for you wedding day, you should choose wisely

When it comes to the pictures for you wedding day, you should choose wisely. These will be the memories you have for years to come. You want the photographs to be perfect and to capture every moment of your special day. Many people decide to hire a professioanl photographer to take their pictures including portraits of the wedding party and the activities at the reception. Others decide to go with a cheaper option of having a friend or family member take the pictures.When it comes to the pictures for you wedding day, you should choose wisely

If you are very particular and want your pictures to come out perfect

If you are very particular and want your pictures to come out perfect, the best way to go may be to hire a professional photographer. The last thing you want is any hurt feelings between family and friends because the pictures came out horrible. If it is in your budget hire a professional. This author says even if it’s not in your budget, hire a professional. This may be a little more costly than you planned but you will have peace of mind.If you are very particular and want your pictures to come out perfect

The bride’s family traditionally pays for the wedding photographs

The bride’s family traditionally pays for the wedding photographs. Nowadays, traditional doesn’t always mean that is what needs to be done. If you have all discussed another option for this responsibility, then the person who is paying should have a say in the matter. Ultimately, it’s the decision of the bride and groom. Don’t let pressure from others sway you into making a wrong decision. Years from now you want to be able to look back at the photographs and reflect on the day you joined together as husband and wife. How sad it would be if trying to save a little money or well-meaning but wrong advice prevented you from being able to do that!The bride’s family traditionally pays for the wedding photographs

Other brides and grooms have decided to just ask a friend or family member to take the pictures for them

Other brides and grooms have decided to just ask a friend or family member to take the pictures for them. This way the person is involved somehow in the wedding and reception and feels apart of things. Just remember that they are not a professional. You can’t guarantee what pictures are taken or the way they will come out. Of course, you can always make a list and go over specifics as to the moments you want them to capture. The quality of the camera may be an issue as well. To rectify that situation, you can make sure they have a proper camera that is known to take the gorgeous pictures you are looking forward to. Some have taken on this major task as a wedding gift. Remember that this is a huge responsibility for the person and takes them away from other activities. If a friend or family member acts as a photographer for you, make sure you express your thanks.OTHER BRIDES AND GROOMS HAVE DECIDED TO JUST ASK A FRIEND OR FAMILY MEMBER TO TAKE THE PICTURES FOR THEM

Remember, it cannot be emphasized eneough

Remember, it cannot be emphasized eneough, although this may save you money, it may not be the best way to go. A professional photographer will have the proper equipment, know the shots you need and want, understand technique of proper lighting and will most likely be dependable. You will pay for what you get.

As a compromise to the two options, some have hired a local college student that is taking a photography course. This will save you money because the student is not yet a professional but knows some of the techniques and most likely wants the practice. The student perhaps has his own equipment or can borrow the school’s equipment. So hiring a photography student may be an option you want to throw into the mix.

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