Photographers are Memory Makers.......specially wedding photographers. We spend most of the day with our couples so we can capture their most special moments during the day of their wedding. Not only do we have to capture those moments, but we also have to make very sure that our photos are beautiful and great. Sometimes that can be a challenge.......if the Churches are VERY dark and we are told no flash, but that is why we have the expensive equipment and the knowledge how to use that same equipment. In the last few days I have heard of several people that had used a family member to shoot their wedding or a photographer that charged them $100 to take their wedding pictures. Quite often I am asked by those people that had decided to not hire a professional if I could please try to fix the photos of their wedding, because what they got when it was over was a disaster.
Sometimes I can help.......but sometimes the pictures are so bad, that I would have to charge them more to fix those photos then it would have cost them to let me shoot the wedding from the beginning. Why am I writing this.........well, it is simple....please don't trust the capture if those important memories to somebody that does not have the experience and the equipment (having one camera does not make it in my eyes, because that ONE camera can fail at any time). I am not writing this so you hire me to photograph your wedding......there are a lot of very good photographers out there that you can choose from if Cariad Photography is not for you......I am writing this, because I don't want you to have bad pictures because you wanted to save a couple of dollars.
Remember, the romantic venue you chose, the beautiful dress you are wearing, the incredible hair and makeup, the gorgeous flowers and everything else that you will choose or have chosen so carefully for your wedding will mean nothing if the photographer you choose is not able to capture all of that beauty for you to enjoy for many years to come. Someday you might want to share that special time with your grandchildren and you might not have the photos to do that. Take a lot of care in choosing your photographer and then enjoy your wedding day to the fullest, because you will know you are in good hands.