5 Reasons You Should Book A Professional Wedding Photographer

When you begin planning your wedding, friends and family will want to help as much as possible. Someone with a relatively expensive camera may even offer their services and time, free of charge. So why should you book a professional wedding photographer? Here are 5 reasons.

Experience

Experience comes in two forms; the experience your wedding photographer has, and the experience they give you on your wedding day.

A professional wedding photographer will have experience of working at past weddings. They’ll know how the timeline works, where to be and when, and how to react quickly in any situation. They’ll be able to work with difficult lighting situations to capture your day perfectly.

Hiring a professional also means you’ll get a seamless experience while being photographed. The group shots will run smoothly, you’ll be comfortable when getting in and out of poses and being photographed won’t feel like a chore.

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Tips on Wedding Photography

Tips From A Professional Wedding Photographer For Maximising Value by Matthew Scott

Matthew Scott is a professional, award-winning wedding photographer based in Brighton and Sussex. Over the years he’s seen more weddings than he can count and he’s here to share his tips for maximising your money spent on a photographer and avoiding classic pitfalls of wedding photography. 

Get A Professional

It might be tempting to skimp when it comes to photography for your wedding, I get it, weddings are expensive. But the photographs you get from that day will outlive even the nicest of chocolate fountains and will be looked at for years to come. So when uncle Dereck with his DSLR offers to do it for free, I advise you to politely decline. 

Not least because, uncle Dereck will be a guest with friends and family in attendance and he’ll want an hors d'œuvreor two, my point is that a professional will be there to work. As well-intentioned as a …

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The Importance of an Engagement Shoot

   Engagement sessions are one of my favourite things to photograph. It's a great opportunity to get to know my couples before their wedding and see how they interact with each other. A lot of people don't feel comfortable being photographed. This gives them an idea of how I work and puts them at ease before the most important day of their lives! Reasons I think engagement shoots are great and a must have....  The more time you spend with your photographer the more comfortable you'll be in front of the lens. A relaxed and happy couple make for much nicer natural images of the two of you. Remember, your photographer will be with you for HOURS on your wedding day capturing all those intimate moments and preserving one of the most emotional days of your life. Not only does this give me the opportunity to get to know you but you also get to know me!   Ladies...this can be the perfect time to do a trial run fo…
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