Don’t skimp on good wedding photography! Seriously, don’t. One of the biggest regrets we often hear from newlyweds is that (a) they did not use a professional photographer and so had poor quality wedding pictures, or (b) quality photography was not a top priority. Newlywed brides usually cried ‘had I known, I would have hired a better photographer I thought was more expensive’.

 In most cases those are people that spent the most money on their wedding wears, but end up with pictures that make the wedding dress look cheap. Make good photography a priority – that’s the only thing you will have left, to show for all the money you spent on your wedding


Learn from Past Mistakes of Other Brides
Please, don’t hire a jack-of-all-trade photographer that covers anything events – find one that has covered plenty of weddings, AND don’t take their word for their expertise – see their previous wedding photography works with your eyes and if you don’t like them, keep searching/ ask around until you find one good one. It’s worth it.

Here’s How You Can Afford Good Wedding Photography without Robbing the Bank
Here’s a fact, quality service, quality photography, does not necessarily mean EXPENSIVE. If you plan to make good wedding photography a priority, you’ll devote time to finding the most affordable good photographers. Hey, what’s the use of wearing an expensive wedding gown and have no good quality pictures to show for. What excuse will you give your children? And guess what? Those friends you invited to show off to will abuse you behind about your shabby pictures. So, make room in your wedding budget for a good photographer.

So, When is the Best Time to Book Your Wedding Photographer?
Let me tell you a truth – most good wedding photographers are booked many months in advance. So, if you want a good photographer, book him early on, about the time you start your wedding planning – so that you’ll have enough time to see their previous works at weddings, and confirm if they are a good fit for you.

Mistake of Budgeting Very Cheap for Photography or Not Budgeting for it At All
Good wedding photography is not very cheap, and it should not cost you an arm and leg either. Take time to find professional photographers that you can afford. Don’t let price alone determine who you hire to snap your wedding pictures – many made that mistake and can’t rewind back (but you can prevent it).

Help Your Wedding Photographer to Help You
Some basic things can make even the best photographer not to capture great shots from a wedding, and that includes ‘bad makeup on the bride’, poorly lighted venue/ hall, too busy surroundings or decoration that make a bad backdrop. So, watch out for those.

After Your Wedding, Let the Pictures Do the Talking
Good quality pictures make low-budget weddings look costly, and poor quality photography make million dollar weddings look cheap. After the wedding day is over, no amount of words or explanation by the couple can make anyone believe otherwise. Do you want to be cheap on your wedding photos budget, and use mouth to explain that it was the photographer’s fault? Have it in your plan to have impressive photo-shots to show those that could not attend, to share on Instagram/ Facebook, to show guests that were there. Think. Think… You only have one chance to capture moments from your wedding day in pictures – make it count! The bottom line is that you get what you pay for – don’t be stingy when budgeting for wedding pictures; get the best vendor and you won’t regret it.