Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Wedding Photographer - The cheaper the better?

An article sourced from wedding photos, our affiliated wedding photography company based in Singapore.

Original article here

Wedding Photos portal is delighted to have Jason and Jiaqin to share with us their thoughts on engaging the ideal wedding photographer for their wedding day. Jason and Jiaqin will be having their ROM 10th Oct 2010 and their actual wedding day on 31st Dec 2011.

Below is an article shared by Jason and Jiaqin
Wedding Photos – The cheaper the better? Think again!!
When it comes to wedding, everyone who earns a humble income will naturally thinks that engaging a service or services – “the cheaper the better”. One main reason for the philosophy for most is because it is less painful to our pockets.

BUT.. Have you ever consider that having less pain to our pockets might in turn put on more pain to our once in a lifetime event.

Initially, when I started planning for our Actual day, I started out looking for affordable wedding photographers. During then, I do not have any understanding with wedding photography. To me, photography is just another money spending service. I received several quotations from many wedding photographers; they ranged from less than $1000 to more than $3000.

My hubby to be has entrusted me to do all the researching for anything related to our wedding photos and I gladly accepted. His job was mainly to accept whatever I had decided and pay his fair share of the services. With those quotations that I got, I wanted to go for the cheapest. I sought for my fiancé help for short listing the wedding photographers. As wedding photos is a big ticket item for our wedding, I strongly believe that I should get him into the selection of the right wedding photographers.

I told him that those wedding photographers ranged from less than $1000 to more than $3000 and surprisingly, he told me that we SHOULD NOT choose the lower end wedding photographers. His reasons were…
• These Photographers may not be professional in shooting for Wedding Photography; they might be just starting out to create their portfolio.
• Their equipments may be too old and not up to date.
• Their photography style may be very conventional kind a.k.a sit down force to smile and shoot kind. (like that any of our friends can also do it)
• Wedding is once in a lifetime event, we do not want to regret when the wedding photos are out. We do not have a second chance to walk down the ‘red carpet’ again.
• What if they lost our wedding photos?
With all those reasons, he managed to persuade me not to go for the cheapest wedding photography service. It is not worth the risk that we will be taking.

Ask around your friends, have they ever engaged someone who is not very professional in Wedding Photography and regret after they have seen their wedding photos. This is definitely what we do not want to risk!!

Think again..

By eliminating the less than $1500 range, we are left with $1500 or more. We certainly do not wish to engage the higher end wedding photographers, as they are REAL EXPENSIVE. This left us with the mid-range to consider.

With those reasons that my fiancé had listed out, maybe it can help others think about it when engaging a wedding photographer for your ONCE IN A LIFETIME WEDDING PHOTOS.

Written by: Jason and Jiaqin


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