Nowadays, people would hire a photography and videography company to take stunning photos of the special occasions in their lives. A wedding list, for example, would include a 10-member photo and video team just to capture this special moment in a couple’s life.
Yes, a 10-member team. That’s how important taking photos and videos has become that it will take 10 people to catch the amazing images of two people saying their I do’s.
Though most of your friends (and even you) would take photos using their iPhones and mirrorless cameras and upload them directly on social media, there is something about professional photos and videos that truly capture a momentous occasion between a couple and their families and friends.
That’s one of the reasons why couples would spend thousands of dollars to hire photographers and videographers for their wedding. Money could not encapsulate the true essence of such a memorable occasion.
Your iPhones can only capture so much. Phone cameras are not fast enough to capture candid moments like when a bride smiled at her groom when she’s walking down the aisle or when the bride’s mother catches a tear from her eye.
These are photos that ordinary photographers would lose and never regain. Professional photographers and videographers know how to read people and their emotions in an event. They will wait patiently for that bride to smile or for the parents to wipe away a tear.
Sure, phone cameras have amazing quality these days. Smartphone companies are tripping over each other about who could bring the best camera.
Still, this is nothing compared to the equipment used by professional photographers and videographers… and they don’t use the auto setting, too! They know just how to adjust the brightness and the contrast of their cameras to capture perfect photos and videos.
You are paying a premium price for this kind of knowledge; knowledge that your otherwise selfie-obsessed friend does not have. These professionals know just how to capture a moment that you will remember for the rest of your life.
One other thing that separates professional photographers and videographers from ordinary people is their ability to capture the emotions in a photo. There are many emotions that come to play when a wedding happens.
As a couple, you both want to relive these memories and these emotions. Only a professional can capture that almost perfectly. A single photo can remind you of the best parts of your wedding.