Why is Wedding Photography so Important?
Wedding planning is, for many brides and grooms, one of the most wonderful (and stressful) experiences as a couple. Everyone dreams of having their perfect big day to declare their love to their soulmate surrounded by friends and family. However, it’s no surprise that the perfect wedding day can come with a rather big price tag! According to an article published on Hitched, the average price for a wedding in the UK in 2019 was at just over £31,000.
While most couples manage to pull off their big day without having to compromise too much, it’s no surprise that everyone will try to be as savvy as they can, looking for areas they can spend less on. Although it might be tempting to save money on photography, it’s important to remember that your wedding photos could be one of the only tangible reminders of your wedding day. As an award-winning wedding photographer, my full day packages, for example, all come with a Stunning Handmade Italian Storybook Wedding Album allowing you to reminisce on your wedding day for years to come.
If you are planning your wedding and are considering not hiring a professional photographer for the day, here are our top reasons why wedding photography is important.
Photography captures the essence of a beautiful moment that you will be able to relive over and over again.
Your wedding will be one of the most important and cherished moments of your life, so having good quality wedding photography to look back on is very important. Your wedding photographer will know how to capture every special moment on your wedding day so can look back on those precious memories for years to come. My wedding photography covers, North Yorkshire, East Yorkshire and beyond provides timeless photography and a mix of my stunning twilight photography that really tells the story of your wedding day and gives you some fabulous photos.
You are not going to be able to see everything on your big day, but your photographer will.
The wedding day itself is often like a blur for the bride and groom as all their attention is, naturally, focused on each other. A good photographer will be able to capture the day from your guests’ perspectives and showcase their joy, excitement and support as well.
Also, you might not be able to take in small details like the beautiful complexity of your wedding flowers or all the lovely details of your wedding cake, but having professional wedding photos will help you see these little details that you might have otherwise overlooked on the day.
Free up your friends and family to enjoy your day instead of focusing on taking pictures
Asking your friends and family to take pictures on your wedding day might seem like a good way to save some money; however, that can put a lot of pressure on them and might stop them from actually enjoying the day.
You put a lot of time and effort into making everything look beautiful, but your guests might be too focused, trying to get the perfect shot to notice. By hiring a wedding photographer, you can free your friends and family up to focus their attention on you and your partner and to have a fun, enjoyable and memorable day.
As mentioned above, your wedding photography captures the full story of your wedding day and is often one of the only tangible reminders of your wedding day, so it is important to keep it top of your list.
You spent a lot of time thinking about the aesthetic of your wedding, why not do the same when it comes to your wedding photography?
Your wedding photographer will understand your vision for the day and capture photos that will bring all the details together. This means that all the planning, thought and effort you put into making your big day special will be reflected in your beautiful wedding photography. They will also keep all the photos consistent and create a lovely timeline of the most important day of your life – from the moment you first lock eyes with your partner at the other end of the aisle, to the moment you both leave to start your new married life together and every other little moment in between.
Each photographer has their own unique style, so it is important to choose one that understands your vision and whose pictures you feel can proudly display on your mantle. For example, my photography style is contemporary and natural. My work is documentary in nature, and I focus on capturing big moments as well as the smallest of details on your wedding day. I also get creative as the light fades, and I use special flash techniques to produce some magical twilight photography. I love black and white photos as this creates elegant and iconic photos that look gorgeous in albums and photo frames alike.
Weddings are such powerful symbols of love and of its power to change everything around it. In a way, it’s why we love weddings so much – because when we realise that we found the person we want to spend forever with, we want to let the whole world know so they can rejoice with us. So why not choose a wedding photographer that can capture that love and turn it into beautiful memories that you can cherish for the rest of your life? I promise you will not regret it. If you want any more details, please get in touch and request my brochure.