Wedding Photography By Friends And Family
Perhaps a well intended friend has requested to shoot your wedding day. Or a beloved family member has their heart set on doing so. If you had your heart set on a professional photographer you might come up with ways to include everyone.
Who Will Photograph Our Wedding?
Often this can be the first time a couple hires a professional photographer. The difference between a hobbyist and a professional photographer is the same as a piano teacher vs a concert pianist. You can’t really compare them. Your wedding images will be a part of your family legacy’s. Your children’s great-grandchildren will be viewing your love story for years to come.
A professional photographer will not only understand the issues of lighting and framing but will also assist with poses that look and feel fun and natural. So you end up with images that tell your story.
What’s So Special About Location Photography?
It can be a huge advantage to have a photographer that has photographed at the wedding location before. Each time a photographer shoots at a location their eye develops greater expertise, which becomes a major plus for images that touch the heart for years to come. Understanding how to work in the light under the location conditions is a real advantage to you and your memories.
How Many Image’s Will We Get?
Typically professional wedding photographer’s deliver 50-100 photos for every hour of coverage they provide.
Why Is Wedding Photography Expensive?
Most full-time wedding photographers carry thousands of dollars worth of camera gear. Most carry backup camera gear as well. After the shoot, it can take hours just to edit your wedding images and to prepare them for viewing. Add insurance, taxes, software, advertising, running a business, albums, repair, shipping, and software expenses, and it all begins to add up. Most photographers are not wealthy, the non-ending cost of education, equipment, marketing and software keep photographers with lower incomes. Most do it for the love of the image.
What’s more stressful than a wedding day. It’s a huge pressure to deliver images in today’s technological world. A wedding happens in the moment and emotions need to be captured in the light available. The challenges of wedding photography include; lighting, angle, backgrounds, people in the foreground or background, time of day light, weather and so much more. What would you charge to take on this responsibility?
Shoot And Burn Photography?
Shoot and burn photography includes the data on an external drive usually right after the shoot itself. Most professional photographers will insist on providing the full service by editing down images with closed eyes, or poor design, etc. By providing you with edited images to view together. When a bride is feeling her most beautiful it can be disheartening to edit the wedding images. When you hire a professional you are also hiring their editing skills to make you look your very best.
Will Our Images Be Photoshopped?
Usually photoshop is an additional fee unless you have purchased Photoshop editing at the time of booking. Photoshop can take hours, it is usually billed by the hour to Photoshop wedding images. The best practice is to have things the way you want them. If you don’t want it in the frame…remove it.
What About Tipping The Photographer?
While tipping is not required or expected they are always appreciated. Who doesn’t like to be acknowledged. Writing a review of the best part of the service provided is also a way to acknowledge a photographer for a great job.
My SF Wedding Wedding Photographer~Ema
I have had the pure pleasure of creating legacy wedding photography for over ten years. Covering the landmark locations of the San Francisco Bay Area. The wedding packages offered provide a budget friendly way to enjoy your wedding photography for years to come.