If you search for Lakeland wedding photography on Google, some of the names there might not be immediately recognizable to you. As a bride, you only want the best for your wedding and it’s naturally understandable that you might look for photographers whose photos you’ve been seeing on Instagram and celebrity posts. But let us tell you that hiring a local videographer is much more beneficial for your wedding and to you as a client.
They know the area better
Local-based wedding photographers know the location better. They know where the good spots are. They know where to take photos during the golden hour.
They don’t have to do primary visits to the area anymore because they already know it like the back of their hands. They might even know it better than you so they can suggest better venues to take your wedding photos in.
They are not distracted by bigger events
The problem with “more popular” wedding photographers is they are distracted by future (and bigger) events. They think more about their “bigger” clients and they are more focused on what’s to come than the present event, which is your wedding.
They are also more confident with their abilities and they tend to be careless because they have been in the industry for so long. You want a photographer who is focused on your wedding and nothing else. They want to prove themselves to you.
They charge less
Of course, local-based wedding photographers also charge less because you don’t have to shoulder their accommodation and transportation. And since they haven’t yet made a name for themselves, they don’t charge as much as bigger photography teams.
The best thing is that these teams use the most modern equipment, too. Essentially, you’re paying for a good team who wants to prove themselves and as always, that’s something you can easily invest your money in.
They are easy to reach
It is easier to communicate with a photographer when he is located in the same area as you. You can go to the office to sign a contract or check other proofs. You can also reach out to the photographers themselves and discuss your expectations.
With an out-of-town Lakeland wedding photography team, you’ll be lucky to meet them more than once before the actual wedding day (unless you’re willing to travel that far). Planning ahead and finalizing the schedule become more practical to do in person when the client and wedding supplier reside in the same area.