People who are not in the field or directly related to someone who is working in the field usually have funny ideas about photography and personal assumptions. But here we are, ready to break all those myths and at the same time explain why you should get an expert wedding photographer Skye and why it is worth it.
Photography is easy.
Yep. It hurts when someone says this, especially when you have been doing it for years and the time you have invested in learning. Once in while you will come across people chatting about how this person or that person takes great pictures of that wedding and it’s just a piece of cake thing to do. Well, boy, there are many things to consider in a wedding picture. From settings, ISO, down to every single thing going on in the party and the angle, perspectives and important moment to capture, unexpected weather, we have to stay calm and focused in the middle of that.
Before that, we need to schedule multiple appointments with our client to talk things out and discuss the important stuffs we need to discuss. After that, there are printing, editing, compiling, and album designing and additional bunch of stuffs to do, so if you say photography is easy, think again.
And then, Uncle Bob with his fancy DSLR camera came up and told you that he’s got this.
Do not, at any cost, trust Uncle Bob, that passionate newbie, unless he is a professional wedding photographer Skye. People who have never been working for or at least take part in event photography will have little bits of information of what they should do. Just because someone has a camera, does not make him an expert photographer. There are so many things a wedding photographer Skye know and can help you with during your wedding day and Uncle Bob probably will just stand there, confused if he should start taking pictures or just grab a drink first. Uncle Bob does not understand post-production and will not probably print for you. Uncle Bob will probably just fit all in a flash disc and send it to you with a thank you and congratulations card. And you will cry because you wished you had used a pro wedding photographer Skye instead.
Wedding Photography is too expensive.
I understand when people say it is expensive, a few thousands of dollars for a good pair of photographers and complete package with all the albums and CDs. But, ‘too expensive’? What you bought is not just our skill and creativity, the money is pretty much spent on the hundreds of hours on each client from personal meetings to post-production stage. There are also the 1000 pictures we have to print for the couple and more if they are giving out the album to parents. And finally, the pictures that you keep are something that you won’t be able to value in terms of number of dollars.
Two is better than one.
Definitely, that is something to say in a wedding. But not to a photographer, especially if you are talking about two amateur photographers compared to a pricy expert photographer. Maybe you are trying to tackle Uncle Bob’s weakness this way?
Of course, more viewpoints and more shots will save you from missing crucial moments during the wedding, but do their skills live up to it? They could just be taking pictures and the quantity is only going to be a lot of work to discard. Wedding photographer Skye knows where, when and how they should take the pictures, not a bunch of people that randomly go separate ways and take pictures because they assume they will get everything in it.