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Wedding Photography – Amateur or Professional?

Laurence Sweeney Photography - North East Wedding Photographer

“The light of love the purity of grace, The mind, the music breathing from her face” – Lord Byron

There are pros and cons of employing a professional photographer for your wedding, but there are risks associated with asking a willing amateur. I will briefly cover off some of the reasons why you should, but also offer a suggestion as an alternative.

Photographs are a lasting reminder of your day, an opportunity to rekindle the happiness, joy, laughter and tears.

They are not one off consumables such as the cake, favours, meals, confetti. Ladies, do you think that you will be wearing your wedding dress again?

A professional photographer provides consistency, confidence, style, a great organiser, fun and have the ability to capture that one chance opportunity. They should remain calm under pressure and work with a smile.

They dedicate time and effort into delivering beautiful images that will be looked at for years to come.

A keen amateur (maybe a friend) who is there as a guest may do a decent job. but are they likely to be insured or supported by an industry organisation? Will they be used the demands and have the back up equipment to hand if their camera fails?

If you really do have a super tight budget, speak to a professional photographer and they may be able to craft a package to suit your needs.

As an alternative, you may wish to approach a local college and see if they have a photography student with 2 or 3 years experience who may be willing to shoot for a lower cost.

We are still taking bookings for 2018 weddings and will be taking a stand at the Holiday Inn Jesmond on 23rd April, please come and say hello.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to help.


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