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6 Reasons Why You Should Book A wedding Photographer

Feb Cortes
Feb Cortes
A wedding photographer will be in charge of capturing all the little moments in your wedding, like this couple holding hands while exchanging vows.

Introduction

To put it simply, planning a wedding isn’t easy. Whether it’s the venue, the decor, or even the dress, there are so many moving parts that are required to make your big day run smoothly. But while some of these parts are more important than others, skipping out on a wedding photographer isn’t something we recommend!

“How come?” you ask, “we already have phones to take the photos ourselves!”

We hear you, of course. But when you and your guests are too busy enjoying the moment, a professional wedding photographer will make all the difference, as they are there to capture key moments that will stay with you forever. 

As such, we went ahead and listed down our top reasons as to why you need to secure a wedding photographer for the big day. Ready? Let’s dive right into it:

Table of Contents

A couple exchanging vows captured by our wedding photographer.

Early Booking = Better Pricing

People often say that “it pays to be prepared.” In this case, however, it pays less to be prepared, as booking your wedding photographer early often comes with discounts! Additionally, as plenty of photographers only accept bookings during certain times of the year (for example, some only work during the peak wedding season), booking early gets you an even bigger chance at bagging one of the slots in their calendar. 

So, unless you want to go over your budget and pay more than what you originally planned, then it’s best to book your wedding photographer as soon as you can!

A Wedding Photographer Can Effortlessly Capture Your Big Day’s Most Important Moments

Just like we mentioned above, anybody who has a smartphone can take photos during the wedding. But when you’re at the altar exchanging vows or enjoying your first dance, do you really want to be taking selfies with your smartphone? Or worse, do you really want a blurry and unfocused smartphone photo to be proof of your big day? Of course not! And that’s where a wedding photographer comes into the picture (pun intended). 

As professionals, wedding photographers are trained to capture key moments in your wedding, whether it’s you posing properly with your partner, the candid and spontaneous moments, the time the bride cried as she walked down the aisle, your partner taking your hand for the first dance, or even the both of you joyfully waking up the aisle as husband and wife! These moments may only last a few seconds in real life, but a good wedding photographer will help make them last forever.

A couple laughing together, captured by our wedding photographer.

A Wedding Photographer Will Help You Create Timeless Physical Memories

They say that photos say a thousand words, and your wedding photographer is there to make sure you have all of the right ones. Not only would they know how to perfectly compose every shot, but they’ll also guide you on selecting the best images for your album or other keepsakes (which is something we at Photo Kings also offer!) 

This is why, more than simply hiring a wedding photographer, it’s also important to find the right one that will perfectly understand your vision and how you want your memories to look forever!

A Wedding Photographer Will Deliver Better Photos

Part of planning a wedding is executing your vision down to the last T, which means that you probably already have a good idea of what everything will look like.

Photos, however, tell a different story, as there’s elements like colors, lighting, etc. to think of. Luckily, your wedding photographer is the best person for this, as they’re there to ensure you (and everyone else in the ceremony) look their best at the photos, even if you want to pull off any funny poses

After all, nobody wants to look back on their wedding photos and wish they spent more time preparing for them – lest all of your careful preparations go to waste thanks to some blurry and/or dark photos!

A newlywed couple taking photos outside with their wedding photographer.

A Wedding Photographer Will Have Access To The Right Equipment

Much like a chef with the right cooking tools, a professional wedding photographer also comes equipped with all of the right tools to create the perfect photos. Whether it’s wide-angle lenses for distant and close-up shots or telephoto lenses for crisp details, the arsenal is all there, and all you need to do is relax and focus on the ceremony itself!

The right equipment can also help a photographer pull off any theme you have in mind for the photos, like a summer wedding, a garden ceremony, or even something more specific like a documentary-style wedding photography.

A Wedding Photographer Will Commit To You, And You Can Rely On Them

Finally, a wedding photographer will commit to you. As a professional hired to document your big day in the best way possible, they don’t take this job lightly. This means that you can rely on them to not only be on time, but also be ready to capture the best moments. 

This way, you won’t have to worry about anything else during the ceremony. For most people, weddings only come once during a lifetime, and you certainly don’t want to have any regrets on your big day years from now!

A newlywed couple during their reception party.

Tips On Finding The Best Wedding Photographer

Now that you know the benefits of securing a wedding photographer for the big day, here are some of the most important points to keep in mind once you start scouring the market for a photographer to hire:

Research and Portfolios

When seeking a wedding photographer, invest time in research. Explore the portfolios of potential photographers to gauge their style and expertise. This groundwork helps you make informed decisions that are aligned with your preferences.

Consultations

Engage in consultations with prospective photographers to discuss your vision and expectations. This ensures a mutual understanding and helps you determine if they are the right fit for your wedding.

Client Reviews

Reviewing client testimonials provides insights into a photographer’s professionalism and the quality of their work. Real experiences from past clients can be invaluable in making an informed decision.

Review The Contract

Once you’ve found a photographer, make sure to spend some time poring over the contract as well. Doing this gives you a better understanding of the pricing structure and the services that are included in it. Remember that the contract is there to make sure both parties are satisfied with the agreement!

Discuss Editing And Delivery Time

It’s also a good idea to ask about the photographer’s editing process, and how long it usually takes them to deliver the photos. Does it come in a week? Do they offer same-day edits? Or are you willing to wait for longer? You can even clarify the number of edited photos you’ll receive. 

A newlywed couple being sweet to each other during the reception party.

Conclusion

Avoid the last-minute scramble for a wedding photographer amidst other preparations. Conduct thorough research, assess portfolios, and schedule consultations in advance.

Like we mentioned, choosing the right photographer will make all the difference, especially for an event as momentous as your wedding day. 

So, if you’re ready to find the perfect fit for your wedding photography needs, consider reaching out to us at Photo Kings! Offering just the right blend of skilled photography, exceptional customer service, and competitive prices, we here at Photo Kings are ready to document your wedding in a way you’ve never seen before. 

As Canada’s largest team of photographers, we also bring a wealth of experience to the table, and our focus on customer satisfaction ensures that you won’t have any regrets years from now.

So, give us a call today at 1 (800) 496-3379 or fill up our quote form, and we’ll immediately get back to you. We wish you all the best in your wedding planning!

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