• W J Hogan

Wedding Photographers in London are expensive?

Not just in London but overall a wedding photographer can be sometimes expensive but if you do a good research you will find a good professional for a decent price .

Why wedding photographers are important ?

Only two things in 20 years time you will have to remember this amazing day , your wedding ring and your wedding photos.

In 10 years time when you open your wedding album and start flip those pages , the nice photos will bring you back a amazing day , the more the photographer capture the small moments the better , the tears and the laughs .

Just a well trained professional photographer will have the a good eye . Some shots like the first dance , cutting of the cake are usually planned, but most of them you can’t see before the moments unfold in front of you. Just a professional wedding photographer will be able to capture the atmosphere of wedding celebrations with your friends and family .We have to be very quick , look for those moments and even predict them sometimes.

Wedding photography is important because it will capture the best of that day ,will capture the beutiful memories, it will tell a story, and not just any story, it will tell a beautiful story of your special day. You will have this piece of time frozen on your hands available that you can show friends and family, your kids, and grandchildren, something you will have and can treasure for ever.

Your flowers will wilt, your cake will quickly be gone, your invites will be binned after the day, your dress shall be worn once, those shoes shall go back into their box, this isn’t me trying to be miserable, this is about perspective, this is about helping you focus your budget on things that you may not put importance on, such as wedding photography.

One day but a lot of memories

I know over the years few couples who didn’t put to much importance on wedding photography, and it can easily be forgotten or put down the pecking order because on the day itself, you don’t have anything. If you go to a florist they will create beautiful bouquets of flowers for you, your cake maker will make a gorgeous looking cake for the big day, the list is huge , the thing is here, these are things and items that will be there on your day, things that you and everyone will see. Yet when it comes to hire a good wedding photographer you are paying for something you won’t see till after, and the true is some of the best wedding photographers like myself will go unnoticed, your guest won’t even know im there. Thats the only way to capture the amazing good vibe of the day

What are you paying for?

When it comes to wedding planning, it is way more than just one day, it is about a lifetime of memories. It is about capturing all the small moments, it is about capturing all the emotion, it is about being able to relive the day through photos, it is about smiling at moments that you never knew or remember happened, seeing the emotion on your mom or dad and the funny friends faces, and most importantly of all, having a story you can treasure forever.

If you are just thinking about your wedding and looking at your budget, try maximise your budget for your wedding photography, a common mistake is to think it is just a few photos of you and your partner on your wedding day looking beautiful and happy, oh no, a good wedding photographer will capture a beautiful story of your wedding day, from getting ready and smiling with your bridesmaids, to the emotion on your dads face as he sheds a tear and looks on with pride. Capturing the beautiful details on your day after hours and days of planning, from the beautiful flowers, your dress and venue, capturing the day as it unfolds, capturing the emotion of your guests, the nervousness of the groom, all the way through to that first dance, this is not just any story, this is one of the most importants story of your life.

Few points to think about

Maximise your budget. Nobody will notice if you save up a bit on your flowers, will your friends really notice if you saved a little on the food, will they notice if the cake isn’t 6 tiers high? Try to save a little where you can and maximise your photography budget, it is the only thing you will have left at the end of the day.

Try to book quickly. Some best wedding photographers get hired and booked up to 2 years in advance, so once you know the date, find your perfect wedding photographer and get them booked .

Final thoughts

All this planning is for one day only, one day you marry the partner you wish to spend the rest of your life with, one day you share this beautiful moment with all your family and friends that you love. Make sure you hold onto those memories and don’t look back and wish you had hired a photographer.

Wedding Photography is very much about unique moments, it’s about being able to relive that amazing beutiful day through photos, this is smiling and tears at moments you didn’t even know happened, seeing the excitement and emotion on the faces of the your family and best friends, and, above all, having a story that you shall take with you forever…

So here’s what you’re paying!

How important is a good wedding photographer to you? Have you maximised your budget to get the best photographer you can?

Few of them offering a free engagement photoshoot before the big day , that can be a good chance to get to know more him and see how he works on real life .