Is hiring a professional wedding photographer worth it?

July 31, 2023

Bride and groom kiss in beautiful golden sunlight across farm fields at the Barn at Avington. Photographed by Charlie Flounders

When it comes to budgeting for your wedding, there’s SO MANY decisions to make and SO MANY things you could spend money on. One of the key decisions you’ll need to make early on is whether you want to invest in a professional wedding photographer. While it may seem like a big expense at first, there are some really strong reasons why booking a proper wedding photographer is worth it. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons for bringing in the professionals.

More Time to Enjoy Your Day:

Having a professional wedding photographer with you means you can all spend more time enjoying your most special of days instead of having to worry about taking pictures yourself or making sure your mates do a good job of it. Us pro photographers know how to capture all the important moments as they happen—from getting ready photos to the ceremony itself—and we don’t miss any detail along the way. We know when its coming and we constantly have our ears and eyes open for special, fun, silly and beautiful moments that are unfolding. Having a pro there to worry about this means that you can relax and enjoy your big day without worrying about missing out on any memories.

High-Quality Photos

When you hire a professional wedding photographer, you’re guaranteed high-quality photos that will last forever. Us pro photographers have access to better gear and higher quality lenses than most amateur photographers, which adds up to beautiful images that capture every moment perfectly.

Peace of mind your pics won’t get lost

We have heard too many horror stories of couples that left their wedding photos in the hands of a friend or family member. Said friend did a neat job on the day (or so they said), but then ran into big problems with corrupt files, kit failure or complete data loss.

Us professionals have MANY measures that we put in place to make sure none of the above happen. Imagine hearing, after the event, that all your wedding photos had been lost. You’d be gutted wouldn’t you?! Hiring a professional will vastly reduce the risk of this happening.

Help with keeping your day your way!

Professional photographers that regularly shoot weddings, will have seen lots of them. They know the rough order of wedding days and they know roughly how long each part of your day will take. So they’re pretty handy if you need to plan how and when to do stuff (particularly photos). Most of us are pretty helpful, so choose well and you’ll have an extra little planning pixie on your side for when you need help and advice.

Someone to organise your group shots

With a professional wedding photographer on board, there won’t be any worries about organising groups for posed photos. Let’s be honest, having group photos isn’t usually your guests’ fave thing to do (they’d rather be drinking fizz and catching up with long-lost friends & relatives). Professional photographers know exactly how much time it takes to get all the shots done, we know when is best to fit them into your day, and we’re generally great at getting everybody together when needed. Let us do the organising so you can float through your day on a dreamy cloud of love, instead of screaming for Aunt Mildred to get out of the toilet.

Hell yeah we’re worth it!

Hiring a professional wedding photographer is definitely an investment but it’s one that will pay off in spades when it comes time to look back at your best day. Not only do you get peace of mind knowing that all the important memories are captured, but also beautiful high-quality photos that will last forever! We’re pretty much the only thing you’ll pay for which will last beyond your wedding day itself. And let’s level on this – we’re talking family heirlooms here – these pics will be shown to your children’s children. Let’s make them good together.

So, have I convinced you?

If you’ve decided to go for a “pro” wedding photographer then I’d love to chat about that being meeeee!

If you are looking at this article because you are planning your own wedding, please do get in touch to discuss your wedding photography requirements.  I’d love to be a part of your day and catch all of your love too!

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Category: Wedding Photography | Destination: Devon Weddings | Setting: Colourful Rustic Summer Barn Wedding

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I photograph and film fun, relaxed, non-traditional weddings  in Devon (where I now live), Cornwall and throughout the UK (including quite a lot in Warwickshire - my original home).  Wherever you are getting married, if you're a fun couple planning a relaxed wedding I'd love to work with you!  Please get in touch.

I also travel all over the country to work with inspiring business folk for my sister company Firefly Productions

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