5 Reasons to Hire a Professional Wedding Photographer to Capture Your Perfect Day

Are you wondering if you should hire a professional wedding photographer? It depends on what is important to you. Your wedding will be one of the most significant events in your life and hopefully, you will only be getting married once. Here are 5 reasons you should hire a professional wedding photographer.

1. Experience Wedding Photographers are are Masters’ at Creating Beautiful Wedding Photos in all Situations

Photo of Miami Wedding Photographer Working at a Wedding

Photographer Working With Bride For a Group Photo

A wedding is a complex event with lots of moving parts and there are no do-overs! Therefore, it would only make sense that you hire an experienced wedding photographer. Experienced photographers are masters at creating beautiful photographs in low light environments such as churches and ballrooms. They are also masters at organizing and photographing big groups, small groups, individuals, the details such as the rings, tuxedo’s wedding dresses, shoes, and all the other little details.

The bottom line is that, if you want to capture all the special moments of your perfect day, from his tears to the laughter and cheers, the sweet smell of the flowers, to you, cutting it up on the dance floor, hire an experienced wedding photographer – you will not regret it!

2. Professional Wedding Photographers are Licensed and Insured to Give You Peace of Mind

Group Photo of Wedding Party

Group Photo in Tiny Room With Bad Lighting

When you hire a professional wedding photographer, you are hiring a person who conforms to the technical and ethical standards of the wedding industry and the city and state government requirements. While this may not have anything to do with creating beautiful wedding photos, hiring a professional wedding photographer who has a business license can give you some peace of mind. 

Your professional photographer will also have general liability and equipment insurance. General liability protects the photographer from financial liability and is required by many venues. Due to the “can’t reshoot” nature of weddings, equipment insurance helps the photographer in fulfilling future commitments if the equipment is damaged or lost.

3. Professional Wedding Photographers Use Contracts to Outline Expectations and to Protect Both You and The Photographer

The wedding photographers’ contract is an important written agreement between you and your photographer that details the terms of the transaction. Generally, a contract states the work to be performed along with deliverables, cost, due dates, and other important information.

Some common pieces of information that are important and should be stated in every wedding photography contract are:

  1. Photographer unavailability due to illness or accidents
  2. Acts of God/nature such as hurricane, earthquake, etc.
  3. Cancelations 
  4. What is being offered and for what value
  5. Payment terms
  6. Deliverables 
  7. And much more!

The beauty of a contract is that you can request changes. Once the contract is signed by both you and the photographer it becomes a legally binding document.

4. Professional Wedding Photographers are Accountable to You

Professional wedding photographers rely on clients like you for their livelihood. Therefore, it is in their best interest to provide you with top quality service and products. They want you to be extremely happy and will go above and beyond to serve you. On the other hand, a hobbyist or an amateur photographer doesn’t have any reason to be accountable to you – your wedding is their weekend gig.

5. Professional Wedding Photographers Will be With You Long After Your Wedding is Over

Photo of Expecting Mother and Husband on the Pier in Bal Harbour Florida

Maternity Photo of Clients Who Have Done Engagement & Wedding Photos With Us

After your wedding is over, a professional wedding photographer will process your photos and deliver them to you. This step can take anywhere from 2 to 6 weeks. The photos will be digitally enhanced for color correction, light retouching, and cropping so that they will look beautiful. Your photographer will assist you in selecting the photos for your album, design your album and work closely with you to edit the design. Once your album design is completed, they will send it to production and make arrangements for delivery to you.

By the time you receive your album, it could be several months after your wedding day. By this time, you and your photographer could even be thinking ahead to a maternity photo session.

Here at White House Wedding Photography, we have been capturing beautiful and memorable moments of couple’s celebrations of love and commitment for over 7 years. We are licensed with the city of Miami and registered with the Florida Division of Corporation. Our clients are our greatest asset, and that is why we commit ourselves to understand what is important to them and to deliver an unforgettable experience.

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A wonderful experience from start to finish. They take whatever time necessary to explain in full detail everything they have to offer. From examples of their work to the generous hospitality, hands down 10 out 10. Highly recommended if you are looking for a photographer.
Christopher Todaro