This is a great video by certified, master photographers Jeff & Julia Woods discussing the reasons why you should hire a professional photographer for your wedding. This is something that is the burning question for a lot of brides and grooms. The knowledge that your friend has a camera that takes pretty good pictures, or Uncle Bob can do it because he was the HS yearbook picture taker. Or this friend/brother/sister/cousin’s roommates, brother’s best girlfriend has started a photography business with her new Canon Rebel.
I’ve heard them all and yes, while your friend, or Uncle Bob may take some nice pictures, a professional gets paid to get all the pictures done and done right. Plus, you won’t be jeopardizing your relationship a few weeks after the wedding when you find out something went horribly wrong with the pictures and only a few turned out.
Another great article I found was written by Cody Ellerd of Seattle Bride Magazine. Junebug Weddings featured it on their site and I thought they did a great job. Here is a link to,