Many couples choose to hire the services of a professional photographer for their wedding to preserve such a special day.
“It is a great responsibility to capture the most beautiful moments of the most important day for a married couple,” said Antonio Martínez Rodríguez, a professional photographer in Veracruz, Mexico. “That is why we use all necessary equipment, as well as extra batteries and chargers.”
There are many moments and special memories during a wedding day, something photographers understand.
“We have to consider many things to capture all magical moments, such as a glance of love between the bride and groom, a smile that can get bright up a room, the feelings of the parents. We have to be on the alert,” said Martínez Rodríguez.
When hiring wedding photographers, people must secure the most professional services. Cheap services can sometimes mean risking the loss of photographs of important events or obtaining subpar shots.
“Among the most common issues we face are when children are running and photobomb the shoot or guest stands in front of us to take pictures with their cell phones,” said the photographer.
It is essential to allocate a fair amount of money to have the best quality photos. Pros suggest not delegating this responsibility to a family member, especially if they do not know anything about professional photography.
When hiring a photographer, the bride and the groom should specify which kind of photos they want and who and which moments they want to preserve. That will create a better work flow during the ceremony and party.
“Many times, after the couple tells us the type of photos they want on the day of the event, we ask the guests to avoid interfering with our work. After all, more than hindering my work, they are spoiling the newlyweds’ photographs,” said Martínez Rodríguez.
A professional photographer always has good ideas for capturing the best possible photo, thanks to years of experience.
“I always recommend my friends and family to hire a professional wedding photographer who has good references,” said Diana Pichardo García, a housewife in Mexico City. “Ask for a portfolio of their work so that people know the quality of their photographs. It is one of the most integral parts of wedding planning.”
(Translated and edited by Mario Vázquez. Edited by Fern Siegel)