Like I always say... Keep these things to the professionals! Throughout my entire event planning and wedding planning career, I have always been very passionate about my couples and clients hiring professional photographers. Sure, the new Iphone may take amazing photos, but what about the editing? What about creating a gorgeous portrait with a lens that barely has to be edited?
My passion comes from knowing and working with photographers around California who are so in love with "getting the shot" or just in love with the entire idea behind photography. Those are the photographers that need to be booked. The ones that, one, know what they're talking about, and two, that are passionate about capturing moments that will be with you until the end of time.
I know a few wedding planning friends who have witnessed a good friend of the bride and groom, shooting their wedding, but also drinking while doing so... Can you blame the guy?! He's a good friend... why wouldn't he pick up a glass of wine or a pint of beer? That being said, is he really in the right place to capture the moments you've written down on your shot list? The last thing we want, as wedding planners, is for you to go through your photos 2 months later, and not be happy. These do last a lifetime you know!
Professional wedding photographers, and professional photographers, in general, have an eye for detail, and they have the best intentions. The phrase "you get what you pay for" is SO true! I always suggest meeting with your photographer to ensure that you two connect in more ways than just photos. Your photographer will be with you from the moment you are getting hair and makeup done, to the moment you leave the venue! Having someone you connect with taking photos will not only make you feel more comfortable, but it will also call for incredible images that you'll love.
So if you're in the market for an amazing wedding photographer, let me know! I'd love to send a few names over.
Until Next Time,
NSE - North State Events