Organising a wedding party can be a stressful and time-consuming task. This can be true especially if you are on a tight budget. When this is the case, it is common for couples to think twice about using the services of a professional photographer. Here are some facts and tips you might want to consider before taking a decision.
Why is wedding cinematography expensive?
It might sound a bit unfair for professional photographers Sydney to charge high fees for a wedding party. Although most customers do not realise that there is a lot of thought and planning that goes into the entire process. In addition to this, there is a lot of equipment and gear that is required to do a good job. Here are some of the hidden factors underlying in the photography industry:
- Fees on Software: Professional photographers use paid software to perform most of the editing work on the photos. These software often have a high annual license fee
- Additional Photographer: On the big day the photographer will have an assistant. He or she can help the photographer to steer the ship smoothly
- Fees on gear: Additional equipment such as professional grade cameras, extra batteries, lights, memory cards may need to be hired as backups, in the unfortunate event of a failure on your big day
In addition to this, couples may order additional prints for the photo album, which is also another reason for their high fees and charges.
What are the alternatives?
An alternative to a pro wedding photographer would be to hire a photography student or a beginner. They crave for work as they are young (in the industry) and are looking to build a portfolio work. The advantage: you can expect quality work that is close to a professional. Disadvantage: they may lack the gear and equipment and sometimes the expertise needed to take quality photos.On the other hand, you can also ask a friend who is an amateur photographer with a professional grade camera to cover the event. Advantage: They will work for free and you do not need to worry about the budget. Disadvantage: The quality of the photos or the output cannot be guaranteed.
How to justify the cost?
As discussed, professional (including beginners and students) wedding photographers can be expensive. But at the same time, it is an investment towards preserving your memories. A professional photographer can take the best pictures that can help the couple re-live that moment and these memories can be preserved and passed on to the children and grandchildren for years to come.