91% of wedding couples prefer to hire a professional photographer to capture their special day, while 8% choose to work with a relative or friend. The remaining 1% aren't interested in wedding photography at all. They might just have a quick ceremony at a register office before heading to the pub.
Some people believe that, as long as you have a good camera, anybody can take wedding photos, and it's true. You could even take wedding photos with a phone, but you probably won't get many that are worth keeping in the album.
Professional wedding photographers spend years honing their skills so that they can produce a stunning set of photos every time. Many couples desire a photographer that can keep them calm. Being the center of attention can make it stressful to have someone take photos of you.
Perhaps your tie isn’t straight or the necklace isn’t as visible as it should. On such a large day, a photographer who isn't only skilled at taking photos but also has a friendly and relaxed approach to the job can be a huge asset. You should meet with your chosen photographer prior to the big day and have a casual chat to get to know one another. A good wedding photographer will also want to see the venue in order to plan ahead. Indian Wedding Videographer
Many couples want a mix of posed pictures and candid wedding photography in Hertfordshire or any other county. According to the dictionary, "candid" can be described as "truthful" or "frank." Candid photography refers to photos taken without the subject being aware of what is going on. The photographer will mix with guests, use his instincts and training to spot unusual or unexpected events and be ready to capture the shot when they happen. This gives the photograph a natural and relaxed look.
Technology plays a more important part in wedding photographs today. Some photographers are now using a drone to take aerial shots, and these can make a huge difference to the wedding album. Taking photographs with a drone is yet another skill that has to be learned - first of all how to fly the drone, and secondly how to use it to get the best shots. The photographer will also have to be licenced by the Civil Aviation Authority to pilot a drone and will need to have insurance cover as well.
You should also consider the cost of hiring a photographer to capture the day. Some couples choose to have Uncle Jeffrey take the photos. However, the vast majority of couples would rather not take any risks: after all it is a day that is never going to be repeated. You might be surprised to learn that a professional may quote you a higher price than you expected.
To begin with, the photographer should meet with you before the day itself and will also want to travel to inspect the venue, so there is time involved there just to begin with. He may stay with you for up to 12 hours on the actual day. This is a long day in any language. But it is not just that. There is much to do after the event, including editing and adding effects. All minor flaws must be corrected, which takes much more time than the actual day.
Then, of course, there is the cost of all the necessary equipment which runs into many thousand of pounds. Cameras and lenses and other equipment has to be kept up to date, and USB's and hard drives purchased. The cost of a DRI Mavic Zoom 4K drone is approximately PS1,100.
Then all the costs of learning to fly the drone and how to get the best shots with it has to be factored in, along with courses and workshops which the photographer will attend in order to keep up to date with the latest trends and advances in photography.
As you can see, there's a lot more to it than just your big day.