One question that we come up against a lot in our industry is ‘Should I have a professional photographer for my wedding day?’ or…..’I have a friend who will be doing my wedding photography!’
If you are going to choose a non-professional for your day, make sure you consider, these things.
Do they have any experience of photographing weddings?
Can they handle rapidly changing light conditions,
i.e. from dark ceremony room to sunshine?
Do they have lighting, you may need it?
Do they have back up equipment?
Are they insured?
What will happen if they are sick on your wedding day?
Can they organise people? They may have to!
Is it worth having a second shooter?
Will you be disappointed if key moments are not captured,
a professional will anticipate these in advance!
Can your friend still enjoy your wedding day if they are taking your photos?