Wedding Photography That
will last a lifetime
by: Amy Spade
Having pictures that you can look at in the years that follow your
wedding is just one of the things that you want to invest your money in.
But if you’re on a constricted budget, then there are also options for
Things to consider
One of the main things to consider when it comes to photography is what
you want from your pictures. Do you want pictures of your while family or
mainly of the two of you? If it a larger wedding or is a more private
You and your soon-to-be spouse should sit down and list all of the
pictures that you would like to have in your wedding album—that is, poses
for pictures. With this list, you’ll be able to see if you should invest
in a professional or consider other options.
Where do you want your pictures taken? Some couples like to have
outdoor shots, so they will need to find a photographer that does that as
part of their services. The length of time you would like the photographer
to be at the wedding will also factor into the price.
Look at photographer samples to see if your styles match. If they
don’t, the photographer may recommend someone else. They want you to have
good pictures, even if it’s not with them.
When you’re on a budget
If you’re nervous about spending a lot of money on your photographer,
but still want a lot of pictures—you’re in luck. With the new and improved
digital cameras, you have a better shot (no pun intended) to get great
Have a good friend (who isn’t in the wedding party) volunteer to take
the pictures. Since digital cameras show you what the picture looks like
instantly, you can take as many as you need in order to get it just right.
And the quality is just as good as many professional photographers.
Another way to get a lot of chances for good pictures is to place
disposable cameras at every table. People love to take pictures of other
people, so you’ll get a lot of candid shots of your relatives and friends.
Plus, the quality is pretty good, so you’re not wasting your money at all.
It doesn’t matter who takes your pictures as long as you get the ones
that you want. If you want to have someone else do it, then invest in the
professional. But for the budget conscious, having a friend or relative
take charge is just as good.