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Should I Hire a Photographer for My Wedding?

This is a question that every wedding professional would answer with an emphatic YES! In fact, the book The Knot Ultimate Wedding Planner by Carley Roney starts off the subject of photography with this statement: “If you’re going to splurge on anything for your wedding, it should be the pictures. They’ll preserve your memories better than anything else you purchase for the big event”.

Should you hire just any photographer for your wedding… maybe your uncle with a nice camera? Some may say that any photographer is better than none. But we think that your wedding photography is much more important than that. In fact, we don’t even think that just any professional photographer is right for your wedding.

You should take time to interview many professional photographers. You should see that their work is exactly the style you want. Talk to them to see if they have a personality that will aid in you having a pleasant day instead of stressing you out. Do they include an album that will preserve your memories? We think that is very important. Price should not be as big a factor. You should think about saving money elsewhere so that you are able to hire the photographer that you want instead of the one that charges less. This doesn’t mean you should spend a fortune, but remember that a good photographer is a very important investment on your wedding day.

Every photographer has a different style, but we think you should hire one that will capture the day as it happens as well as capture some formal family photos. Make sure you see complete weddings shot by your wedding photographer instead of just some of his/her best shots. Anybody can get good shots once in a while, but only a true professional can get great shots all through out the wedding.

Even though you will spend a lot of money on your wedding, after it is all said and done, all you will have left are your memories. Only a good professional photographer will help preserve those memories for the rest of your life. We invite you to take a look at the professional photographers on our Wedding Vendors page.

Article contributed by Marcos Martinez, photographer and owner of Wedding Xpressions Photographylocated in El Paso, TX