When it comes to planning a wedding, most people will have a strict budget to work with. It might be a large budget, a small budget or a super extravagant budget, but one way or another, most people must make some choices. No matter what kind of budget you must work with, you’re almost always going to have to trim some fat somewhere. It might be making your own decorations, or it might be having to forego live swans, but eventually, everyone must let go of something. The one thing you never want to skimp on, however, is your wedding photographer. Here are 5 reasons you want to hire a professional Chicago wedding photographer.
If your engagement photos come out poorly, you can always have them retaken. A wedding, on the other hand, is a once-in-a-lifetime event. There are no do-overs or retakes. You need to make sure the person you hire to capture your most cherished memories can be 100% counted on to do the job right the first time.
No matter how much time you spend planning your wedding, it is highly unlikely that the entire day will proceed 100% smoothly without anything going wrong. From unpredictable weather to unpredictable guests, you just never know what might go wrong on your big day. The more experience a photographer has, the more capable they will be of taking lemons and turning them into a luscious lemon chiffon pie.
Even the highest paid supermodel in the world can end up looking ungainly and awkward in photos taken by inexperienced photographers. In fact, many of the highest paid supermodels won’t even work with a photographer they don’t trust because a model’s entire career may be in that photographer’s hands. Professional photographers know how to make ordinary people look their very best, while even supermodels can look downright unattractive in photos taken by the wrong people.
Experienced photographers have often shot hundreds of weddings. They already know well in advance when all the best photo opportunities are most likely to take place and they are already well-prepared to capture them. From having a flash ready when the lights dim for toasts to being able to read all the signs of cake ending up on someone’s face, you can trust a professional photographer to be ready for them all.
While everyone walks around these days with a high-powered camera in their pockets, your guest is there to enjoy themselves and have a good time, not document your wedding. While there is nothing wrong with asking guests to post any photos, you don’t want to miss out on losing the most important moments because your guests were participating, not taking photos.
Your wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime event. Even people that end up having more than one wedding will still not have the same experience twice. Make sure that you have a beautiful set of treasured mementos of this most special day.