Weddings & Cameras
Everyone is a wedding photographer and almost everyone has a camera. Our cell phones have better cameras than our parents’ big, clunky beasts of only a decade ago. And we even have amazing photo editing apps for our phones. So, yeah, we all have the tools to be photographers.
I can Shoot Weddings too!
And every one of us (even me) looks at wedding images and thinks, “I could have took that photo if I had the right camera and was at the right spot at that time.” Even with all I know about taking photos, I still find myself thinking this thought. I know it’s not true. But something about most of us thinks we are photographer. More & more there are tons of "wedding photographers" at weddings.
Wedding Photographer or Wannabe?
I wish I had a nickel for every time someone shares with me his or her story that starts with, “Well you may not believe it, but I am sort of a photographer. Sort of, but not like you, of course.” Then they talk about their kids or their hobby or their love of sunsets. Don’t get me wrong. I love that folks enjoy taking photos. But they are mothers, fathers, college students, office workers, sales people, etc. And they have a camera that captures images. But rest assured, they are not photographers any more than I am a chef because I have a stove, pots, pans, spices and I cook from time to time.
Wedding Photographers KNOW weddings!
When choosing a photographer, choose one that fits you & the occasion. Fit with you and your wedding is crucial. Personalities must mesh well. Weddings are special and rare. The more rare the event the better photographer is required. Hanging out with friends happens all the time. So use your phone. Post to Instagram. You’re a photographer.
Professional Wedding Photographer
When it is your wedding these moments happen ONCE and they are moving fast! Hire a professional. Hire someone creative and passionate. Hire someone that earns his or her living from photography. Hire someone with insurance. Hire someone with reputation, reviews and respected among their peers. Hire a professional wedding photographer.
Real Wedding Photos or staged?
Remember when you are pinning those pins on Pinterest, those wedding images are mostly staged; directed and captured by a team of pros. Almost none are shot by someone with a smartphone. It’s ok to think, “I could take that picture.” We all do it. But at the same time, remember YOUR wedding will happen only once. Better make sure you get someone who really can capture the wedding moments.
Wedding Photographer or Chef
And the next time you visit your favorite restaurant, ask to speak to the chef. Tell him or her, “WOW! The meal was excellent! I bet you have a great stove!” Let me know how that works out for you.
We are dedicated to helping couples everywhere have the best wedding day possible. We would love to be YOUR wedding photographer. Call, email, text or skywrite today to see if can help you. And remember, Everyone is a wedding photographer - EVERYONE! Don’t be fooled. Everyone is a wedding photographer and almost everyone has a camera.