The biggest reason for choosing a professional is just that; because they are a professional. The pro will not be swayed by emotions, distracted by the happenings, or be splitting attention from other friends or family members. They are there to do a job and do it right. There won’t be impartial choices in pictures, and thus it will eliminate hurt feelings. Even with the right equipment, a friend or family member will not receive the same respect an outsider can command.
The right equipment and lighting make all the difference in a picture. In addition to that, the professional knows the poses that are important to the bride and groom. When working with a photographer, he or she will also know how to position the members of the wedding for the most flattering angles – and that is something we would all like help with, isn’t it? The quality of the professional camera and lights and tripods can usually not be met with an amateur’s equipment.
Another compelling reason to use a professional photographer is the finished product. This is perhaps the biggest day of your life, and a memory that you want to be able to look back on and savor. With a professional photographer, you are given the photos to select, often with a memory book put together. Professionals will have samples of their work – and some of the choices are amazing. Collages, frames, and photo albums will be a keepsake to pass from one generation to the next. No matter how good an amateur photo turns out, it just doesn’t have the same quality of a professionally printed photo.