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5 Reasons To Hire A Professional Wedding Photographer

By Lamamma @LAmamma1

You would think that hiring a professional wedding photographer would be a no-brainer decision, but this isn’t always the case. Sometimes couples want to try and spend as little as possible on their big day and try to find alternatives. Some of these so-called alternatives typically land up having friends or family take the photos instead of hiring a pro.

Any wedding and engagement photography team believes that not hiring professionals is a complete recipe for disaster.

If you want a stunning photo shoot, here’s why you should hire a professional photographer.

  1. A Professional Will Be Committed to You

A professional will be completely dedicated to you on your special day. You can check photo galleries like Rachel and Luke’s engagement shoot and you’ll be amazed to see what professionals are capable of.

Speaking of a professional’s commitment, they’re guaranteed to show up when they need to, unlike friends who risk the chance of just not showing up or flaking out of the responsibilities they offered to help with in the first place. When you pay and hire a professional, they are obligated, by contract, to carry out the duties you’ve hired them to perform.

  1. A Professional Has Experience

What’s worse than having someone hanging around on your wedding day who doesn’t know what to do next? Hiring an experienced photographer will help lessen those stress levels. They’ll also have experience with doing things a certain way, so you don’t need to worry about much guesswork when planning your wedding. The last thing you want to do is try to figure out what poses a friend should be shooting.

      3. A Professional will Deliver Awesome Results

In other word, you’re going to get what you pay for. A professional photographer will make sure you get great results.

      4. You Don’t Need To Worry About Straining a Relationship

When you work with a professional, like the Studio 4 Photography team, you build a relationship with them. When you hire a friend, you risk straining that friendship. They may end up holding a grudge against you for asking them to work for free or very little, or you may be unhappy with the results and just not be able to tell them.

      5. You Want Your Friends and Family to Enjoy The Wedding

If they’re truly great friends, you’ll be more worried about them being at the wedding and enjoying it, right? Rather leave the hard work to the pros.


One thing about weddings is that it seems so common for so-called friends who “do weddings” to suddenly pop up when a couple get engaged. What a coincidence it is that you have friends who photograph weddings and DJ and a whole lot of other things, right? But it’s important to make an informed decision when people offer to help you with your wedding.

Skip the risk of losing friends and falling out and hire a professional photographer who will have your best interests at heart and will go above and beyond to ensure your special day is captured in a very special way.

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