How WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER Made Me A Better Salesperson
You might be getting married (congrats, incidentally) and trying to decide whether to even hire a marriage photographer. You might be trying to decide now which photography professional to choose for the wedding day. You may be a wedding photographer, attempting to understand the delicate and confounding psyche of these who engage in wedding planning.
Whoever you are, for the reading pleasure, browse the top 10 myths of wedding photography as relayed by way of a photographer who still loves taking pictures. These are broken in to three categories: a. Myths about not hiring a professional at all; b. Myths about the selection process; and c. Myths about how exactly the photography ought to be done.
CATEGORY A: I don’t need/want a marriage photographer because:
1. My cousin’s roommate from college just got the new Canon 999D and a plethora of ‘L ‘ professional series lenses; it will be great (and, did I mention, FREE!).
Is it impossible to locate a good free photographer? No. Could it be likely? No. Is it advisable? Almost never. But hey, it is your wedding day. You can chance it on the stranger who may be overly intrigued by the bridesmaid who has just a little bit a great deal to drink at the reception and starts to dance provocatively. This way, the majority of your photos could be of her. Perfect, right? And free. In this situation, you can just emphasize your kids, twenty years down the road, that the photographer did take these photos with really leading edge technology, which is why you can see just so much detail of the lewd woman at your wedding with, how shall we say… ‘perky’ breasts. bryllupsfotograf No, she isn’t the bride, but doesn’t she look like she is having fun?
2. Why would I get yourself a photographer? Everybody and their dog has a camera (even mobile phones pictures are creeping up in the ‘megapixel’ race). The snapshots from guests will suffice.
Yes, it is true to state that many people now carry a camera on the body all the time (on our phone at least). Moreover, at a marriage, many or even most guests bring some form of additional camera to memorialize the event (particularly things that fail, if they can’t stand you; tears from the groom should they do). However, rigorous double blind studies have been done on the data stream to which we have been referring, and they all show a very important factor. These pictures have a 99.9982% potential for sucking. Really badly. There might be one great photo of the bunch, of your dog by the end of the aisle that meant so much to Great Aunt Esther. It’ll be perfectly exposed, focused, and display Sparky with a beautiful stance using great composition.
3. Wedding photography is too expensive – why would I support an industry of so-called ‘professionals’ who really only work a few hours a week. I have no idea whether to be angry or jealous.
You can be angry if you would like. You can also be jealous, since we have employment that (hopefully) we love, and take great pride in. If you feel we work a couple of hours for a single wedding, you’re fooling yourself. Those will be the hours that you see us at the wedding; suffice it to say, several hours of preparation went directly into that particular wedding, countless hours will proceed upon the end of big day in post-production. When done correctly, the task is extensive, fun, and pays decent.