If you’re planning a wedding, you know how expensive it is to get married today. Many couples have a set budget with very little wiggle room. Things begin to add up…the venue, the food, the band, the dress, the rings, the flowers…and on and on. A popular question is, where to cut corners?? DIY table scapes, invitations, favors, decorations? Sure!
Hire a family member or friend who is “into” photography to capture the wedding photos? Not so fast….red flag!
Why should you hire a professional wedding photographer? Excellent question! Money gets tight in your planning and sometimes the photography is relegated to a relative or friend who has a camera and may know a bit about photography. There are lists all over the web as to why to hire a professional photographer vs. an amateur. All the lists have the same number one reason.
The number one regret for brides who wish they could do something different about their wedding is not having spent enough on their wedding photography. An average wedding budget should allocate at least 13% of the total for professional photography. Your photographs will be passed from generation to generation, this is not the area to DIY!