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Why hire a professional wedding photographer?

Professional wedding photographer capturing the couple in the open field

As wedding planners in Denmark, we organise and attend weddings all the time are always so impressed by the amazing professional wedding photographers we work with.

We know that weddings can be expensive so it’s entirely understandable that couples look to see where they can make savings. Though one saving that we don’t recommend you consider is not hiring a professional wedding photographer.

Whilst it’s true that everybody has a smart phone and everybody uses it pretty much every day to take photographs. It’s not true to say that everybody is a photographer. Even getting a friend or family member with a half decent camera to capture your wedding is a risky decision.

Still not convinced? Take a look at our five reasons why you need to hire a professional wedding photographer for your wedding.

1. You should hire a professional wedding photographer because…

they know what they are doing.

A portrait of the wedding photographer in the front of the sea

An experienced professional wedding photographer has captured hundreds of weddings. They know how to capture and convey the emotion in every moment of a wedding day. Professional wedding photographers know how to get the best images even in tricky lighting. A professional wedding photographer will have doubtlessly photographed weddings at your venue and wedding location before, they will have an established working relationship with your venue and other wedding suppliers and will already know the best backdrops for photographs.

2. You should hire a professional wedding photographer because…

it will give you peace of mind.

A portrait of the happy bride drinking champagne

A professional wedding photographer will have signed a contract with means they have to show up and they have to provide you with an outstanding service and beautiful photographs because their livelihood and their reputation depend on it. That’s quite a motivation! They have all the best equipment, they have back up equipment as well. They even line up an alternative wedding photographer should an emergency prevent them from being there on the day. Leading up to the wedding you will have looked at their previous work, read testimonials from happy customers, talked them through your expectations of the day and what images and style you want for your wedding. This level of preparation by you and your wedding photographer means that you can relax and enjoy your day knowing that your wedding photography is in safe hands.

3. You should hire a professional wedding photographer because…

it isn’t really fair of you to ask a friend of family member to photograph your wedding.

A bride looking at her guests during her outdoor wedding ceremony

Placing the responsibility of capturing the most important day of your life with beautiful timeless images that will be treasured for a lifetime is a lot of responsibility to place on somebody who isn’t a professional wedding photographer and doesn’t have the right equipment for the job. After all, wouldn’t they rather be a guest at your wedding and relax and enjoy themselves with everybody else. A professional wedding photographer is at your wedding for one reason only and will stay entirely focused on that all day.

Good professional wedding photography tells the story of your wedding with consistently beautiful images without the need for words. Remember it isn’t the camera that does this, a professional wedding photographer does this.

4. You should hire a professional wedding photographer because…

using an amateur means a lot more work for you

A close photo of the newlywed feets, made by photographer

as they won’t instinctively know what to do. You’ll have to keep stopping your wedding to direct them which will take you away from enjoying your day. Whereas professional wedding photographers move around your wedding unobtrusively capturing the day naturally as it unfolds. They know the best places to position themselves. Professional wedding photographers are used to weddings, they are used to putting couples at ease, and organising them and their guests in more formal or group images. This ensures that everybody is relaxed when photographed which in turn ensures that the photographer gets the best images possible.

5. Lastly, you should hire a professional wedding photographer because…

you only have one chance to get it right.

A photo of the couple kissing between sheeps at their adventure elopement, made by adventure wedding photographer

Do you want to take a risk with it? Modern wedding photography is displayed in beautiful photobooks or wall art. (not a box in the loft as it was in your parent’s day!) So, it needs to beautifully convey all the magic of your wedding day with high quality images.

After the day it is the photographs you will turn to recall those special memories and good wedding photography will not only remind you of how your wedding looked in every moment of your wedding day, but will transport you back to the specific time the image was captured and remind you of precisely how you felt in that moment. Good wedding photography is very emotive and should tell the story of your wedding day with beautiful and timeless images that take your breath away. Why would you settle for anything less?

A photo of the happy bride made by professional wedding photographer

We hope this blog has been helpful to you. Have fun planning your wedding and if you’re considering getting married in Denmark feel free to get in touch.

We’d love to hear about your wedding plans.

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