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Flowers Wilt,
The cake gets eaten,
But your wedding photographs last forever!

Couples want to remember their wedding day, how happy they were, and everything related to it regardless of how much they hate their spouse now. Get real; no one ever says they feel the same about each other like they did when they tied the knot ten or twenty years ago.

But we want everything to be perfect, and we are more than willing to overpay, except for Wedding Photography. Yes, couples often complain about paying a fortune to Photographers.
Following, we will see why Wedding Photography costs so much, and whether you should pay for it or not.

It’s More Than the Camera

Professional Cameras, lighting, props and sets can be expensive, but there is more to Photography than buying the right equipment. We don’t say the equipment doesn’t count, but it won’t do the job alone. Capturing perfect snaps is an art whereas the camera and other stuff are only tools.

You need time to develop Photography skills. It is an art that you learn. An amateur can take one or two nice shots with the right equipment, but an experienced photographer decorates your wedding album with lifelike shots.

It takes artistry and experience to encapsulate the blissful moments of your Big Day. For this reason, wedding photography is expensive. Photography is not a product you purchase, like the expensive wedding dress you only wear once. Wedding photos are an investment that is meant to last forever. These photos narrate the story of your joyous day and perfectly capture each emotion.

These are memories you will hold and cherish forever. Therefore, you need a professional who knows how to capture them.

You Get What You Pay for

It’s funny that people berate wedding photographers by saying they can get these snaps done for a lot cheaper. It’s like telling a chef of the fine-dining restaurant you are better off at a local diner. You go beyond your means to make this day extra special. Yes, you spend a fortune while shopping for the wedding dress, venue, catering, flowers, and God knows what else.
So, why do you complain about paying the photographer extra? You will most likely regret not hiring a pro even if you plan a quiet wedding. It’s understandable you don’t want to spend big, but photography serves an important role.

Hiring the right photographer who promises that your wedding snaps are not:

Washed Out or Over-Exposed
Having Distractions in Background
Lacking Creativity

These snaps serve as a gateway to the memories of your wedding day. So, don’t ruin them by cheapening on wedding photography. If money is an issue, then cut other corners and make sure you hire the Professionals.

They Care About Their Work

Politics is among the most profitable businesses. But, do you know the highest valued currency in politics? Its loyalty, you can’t put a price on it. Wedding Photographers are True Blue to their work, and we are going to prove it! Have you ever seen a wedding photographer giving unedited photos? Chances are not once because they polish the snaps first. Taking a picture is an art, but the story never ends here. There is an extensive after work that perfects them.

Therefore, you don’t want the wedding photos taken and given to you the same day. Photographers don’t hide anything. Instead, they work on putting together a beautiful story.
When you watch a film, you know it was edited and had several visual effects added before release. The editing process helps to reflect the real story behind and show the purpose of the content. The massive sets, great lighting, and clever editing, this isn’t the original content. Instead, these things were added after production by a service like Soflo Studio.

Photographers can take many snaps at a time. Yes, they can capture 2,000 snaps while you recite vows. But it won’t create magic. Therefore they take their time and wait for the perfect moment to capture. Once they have carefully taken all snaps, they process and adjust technical aspects including color balance, etc. These aftereffects make the final image look more suitable for a memory treasure.

The so-called expensive quotes also cover these final touches. Photographers edit the original snap to make it look its best. Photographers pay incredible attention to detail when editing like crop, adjust color and light exposure. A Professional Photographer makes sure your snap is perfectly romantic before it goes on your album. Therefore, the next time you will complain about expensive wedding photography, remember you don’t only pay for taking the snap, but also for the final touches.

Capturing a Memorable Day

The wedding event only ends in one day, but it leaves countless memories. You need to Hire the right person for this job. Yes, if you believe paying a pro is expensive, then hire an amateur and see the damage he causes. Wedding Photographers focus on capturing emotions, so you can relieve the day every time you share these snaps with your friends and families. Moreover, they safe keep every little detail of your wedding day including décor, food, venue, etc.

This part can be hard to fathom, but the hard truth is you overpaid for everything else. Wedding Cakes cost thousands of dollars and couples happily pay. What about the banquets? People spend a fortune on them. Don’t get us started on the food. We admit cooking is an art, but you don’t need Leonardo Da Vinci to cook food for your wedding. A simple but well-done menu can work wonders, but couples don’t want simple. Instead, they want the whole affair to be extravagant and show others how much of a big deal they are!
We will refrain from arguing that you spend too much on these things. Instead, we will end the argument by saying, who will capture it? You want everyone to know how well you planned your wedding day and to what extent you went to execute it flawlessly. Tough Luck, you can’t do it with poorly captured and edited snaps, you need a professional for it.

0 Comments July 16, 2016
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Mike and Nat are a husband and wife photography team based in San Francisco Bay Area. Their relaxed style allows them to capture authentic moments while creating a stress-free experience. Choco Studio photographs weddings throughout the San Francisco Bay Area including Napa, Sonoma, Carmel, and Monterey.