Marriage is an absolutely amazing and beautiful thing. However, as wonderful as getting married is, we all know the preparations leading to your wedding can often be super overwhelming! You may be looking for a venue, wedding planner, caterer, wedding dress, invitations, florist, and more. As you can see, the list goes on and on, and can often get very long. While these things are not exactly necessities for a wedding, they are very important. The same goes for wedding photography, but compared to other wedding vendors mentioned earlier, wedding photography is sometimes viewed as an optional luxury.
I wanted to talk a little bit about why I believe wedding photography should be considered more than a luxury and the role wedding photographers play in your wedding.
We all love photos, no matter if it’s a photo of a beautiful mountain landscape you snapped while hiking, or a snapshot of your family laughing candidly with the New York City skyline in the background. Why do we appreciate these photos? Because it shows more than just a scene. It captures a moment and holds onto it forever. Every time you look at one of your photos, you are transported back to that exact moment. This is the same reason why wedding photography is so crazy important.
You will be insanely busy on your wedding day, and it’s often said that the whole day goes by in the blink of an eye! That’s where a wedding photographer comes in. A wedding photographer takes on the huge responsibility of capturing everything happening throughout your wedding day, thus allowing you to relax knowing every special moment will be captured for you.
We document all of these wonderful moments and capture them so you can revisit them over and over. Now, you may be thinking that your friends and guests will be there taking photos throughout the day, isn’t that good enough? Not at all! A wedding photographer will be looking out for special moments throughout the entire wedding, including when everyone is eating or going crazy on the dance floor!
Wedding photographers play a very close and intimate role during your wedding. They are with you throughout the whole day, from makeup and getting ready until when you are beyond tired from dancing and laughing for hours at the end of the night. They are constantly communicating with you; if you have any special requests, any special family members they should be looking for, if you need a glass of water. They will be some of your closest friends that day, looking after you.
In regards to the value of photography, much more doesn’t need to be said. As the saying goes, “a picture is worth a thousand words.” These are YOUR moments frozen in time. They are memories that will last forever. These are the same memories you would want to share with everyone, including future generations to come. Don’t just pass on getting a professional to capture these moments, embrace it. I guarantee you’ll never regret it.