It’s finally here – your wedding day! You’ve prepared for this day for months and you want to make sure you capture every beautiful moment of the event. You begin your search for a photographer and recognize some price differences between various wedding photographers in El Paso.
While hiring wedding photographers, you must keep in mind that choosing the cheap routes is not the way to go. There are good reasons why these wedding photographers vary in price and we’re here to share those reasons!
Reasons why you shouldn’t go cheap on wedding photography
1. Some brides and grooms choose to go with the cheaper wedding photographers in El Paso because they know their wedding guests will also be taking photos. Unless you want poorly captured and poorly lit photographs, you should not assume your wedding guests will be contributing high quality photos to your collection.
Relying on your family and friends to capture these beautiful moments for you is not a good idea. We know, we know – all your friends and family have state of the art cameras and the latest iPhones but you shouldn’t rely on them to photograph the moments of your special day that you have invested so much time and money towards. Invest in a wedding photographer that will be able to do this task all on their own.
2. Ever wonder why some wedding photographers in El Paso have insanely low rates? Pay is usually a reflection of quality and experience. There’s a good chance these wedding photographers aren’t charging any higher because they are newbies to the business. It is important that you hire a wedding photographer with an appropriate amount of experience.
It’s no secret that wedding days can be stressful. Hiring a newbie wedding photographer will only add to your stress during and after the big day. Your wedding photographer should be highly skilled in lighting, composition, time management and most of all, photography. You want to be able to view a portfolio of your wedding photographer before you decide to purchase a package so that you know if he or she is capable of professionally capturing photos the way you prefer.
3. When you hire a cheap photographer, you pay for what you get and in this case I’m talking about the experience. Professional wedding photographers in El Paso always come to a wedding prepared. Cameras and lighting break – things like this may happen but professional wedding photographers are well aware of possible accidents. High quality and professional wedding photographers will know to bring backup cameras and lighting in case something were to break. We can’t guarantee that a newbie would know to do this or even have the resources to bring extra equipment.
Your wedding day is important to you and you want to be able to look back at the special moments 20, 40 or even 60 years from now! You will never regret spending a bit more cash on a wedding photographer who can get the job done and deliver beautifully captivating photos. A reasonable photographer who is experienced, artistic and creative, and can truly capture the essence of your wedding day, will undoubtably cost over $2000. Seriously stay away from photographers offering to shoot for less $1500. They will most likely either not have top of the line gear, or they may prefer quantity over quality and will be over-booking themselves to be able to pay their bills; and in the end, it is your wedding picture quality that will suffer.
If you’re looking for a wedding photographer, check out some of our wedding photography packages in El Paso and choose the best one for your special day!