My friend and I were talking about a wedding she attended recently in regards to the photography. With permission, this is her quote:
“I went to the most amazingly gorgeous wedding recently (it had to cost them a fortune). And during the wedding, the photographer used her flash in a way I knew was going to yield terrible results… I turned to my husband and told him that I thought their photos were going to turn out terrible. Sure enough, the ‘professional photographer’ posted the sneak peeks tonight and they are horrendous!!! You’d think they spent a total of $2,000 on this wedding, not the $25,000 that I estimate they did!!!!”
Photography can really make or break the memories of your wedding.
When you look back on your wedding through the photographs, you want the images to transform you into being there on that special day. You don’t want the images to depress you.
Think of it this way: if you spend $5,000 on flowers, but only invest $500 on photography, the $5,000 flowers are going to look like $50 flowers – no joke. I’ve seen it happen. And you know you’ve seen it happen too. Don’t let it be your wedding where you (and your guests!) have such a great memory of the entire day and then, upon seeing the images, immediately feel nauseous.
I’ll say it again: Photography can really make or break the memories of your wedding.