It’s your big day. You and your significant half is going to organize a big wedding dinner to thank all your family, friends, and relatives for all their support these years to see you grow up, and get married!
Then you look at the cost of holding a wedding dinner. It can cost from a 5-figure sum, to high 6-figure sum. However, you want to make all your guests happy. Hence, you decide to have a big enough dinner, but not too much that burst your budget. Then you look at spending money on the gowns, pre-wedding shoots, and gifts for your family.
There’s actually nothing much left. Probably a few hundreds more, or you have to dig into your reserves.
But you miss out one more important service!
But hey, I might not need to spend that much, since I can get some of my photography friends to help me snap some nice photos on wedding day. Or… I can get the wedding shots from everyone on their Facebook, since everyone now has a smart phone! I can save a few thousand dollars on hiring a professional photographer!
That’s the typical conversation that goes on in a newly wed’s mind when they thought about photographers. They thought that by getting some free photographers to shoot pictures on your wedding day can save a few thousands, and probably use that money to fund their honeymoon.
If you think that photography for wedding is a simply task, and one should not engage a professional to handle the job, then you should stop reading.
Because you simply don’t treasure your wedding!
You see, most people get the wrong idea that a photographer’s job is to shoot photos. Yea. JUST SHOOT PHOTOS. How easy it sounds. Yes, it is actually just about shooting photos, if you are asking an amateur. Because professional photographers don’t shoot photos.
They shoot memories. A professional photographer’s job is not to take picture of your friends, but is to take the laughing moment shared between you and your friends. His job is not to take a picture of you and your family members. His job is to take the satisfaction seen on the faces of your family that You’re Finally Getting Married!
That’s the difference of a professional photographer, and your ‘free’ photography friends.
There is nothing wrong with Free. But Free comes with a cost. You have to bear the cost of any ‘missed’ photographs that should have taken on your wedding day – e.g. the moment the bride and bridegroom kiss. the moment they exchange rings, the moment where they share their vows.
You have to bear any technical faults that happen on wedding day. Professional photographers are always ready with their camera lens and equipment and they are always on standby when any equipment breakdown. Does your ‘free’ photography friend has a toolbox of photography equipment to be on standby when something crops up?
If you look at the costs and errors that can happen to you from an untrained photographer, you will know that these costs are really high. This is because your wedding is once-in-a-lifetime event. (We want it to be a once-in-a-lifetime for you!). Hence, there is no chance you can go back to take the photo shots that you’ve missed. You’d probably hate yourself for saving those dollars for a bad wedding experience.
So, what is the real cost of a ‘free’ wedding photographer? Limitless.
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