On your big day you will have so much to think about already, the last thing you want to do is add another thing to your list. Asking family and friends may seem like a good solution, but our nearest and dearest are often those on whom we take out our stress. You may feel like you have to direct them to get the images you want and let’s be honest, we aren’t all the best with technology. This can lead to you ‘asking’ to have your photographs taken in areas of the venue you have previously looked at, meaning you can end up with many posed shots and few natural, emotive images. Becoming easily frustrating, you do not want to argue with your loved ones at all, especially on your wedding day.
A professional photographer is there to do one job, take beautiful images of your big day, and as such you will never have to request images. Throughout your day they would disappear into the background, stealing you away for just a short time to take your couple photographs. Before the day you would also have a consultation, so you would know exactly what to expect and get to know the photographer more personally so that you can communicate confidently throughout your day. It’s also not unusual for couples to rehire their engagement shoot photographer as they will already know their work, style, and them as an individual.