Many women misunderstand me when I talk about using cheap wedding photographers
Many women misunderstand me when I talk about using cheap wedding photographers. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not telling you to hand a camera to inexperienced Joe Anybody and tell him to photograph your wedding. Thats just silly. I totally understand that you want to have nice wedding pictures once it’s all said and done, they are something that you and your family will be able to treasure for generations.
When I talk about finding a cheap wedding photographers, I’m talking about finding a deal, being able to negotiate a deal, or even finding cheap wedding photographers who aren’t all about ripping off the bride to make a couple extra bucks. It’s not impossible to do, and in nearly all the cases I’ve heard of, the wedding pictures will turn out just as beautifully as though they were done by a professional at double the cost. Wouldn’t you hate to pay double what the next girl did, and get the same quality of wedding pictures?
I didn’t think so. Here are some great ideas for finding cheap wedding photographers for your wedding.
Finding In-Home Photography Studios
This is probably one of your best bets for finding cheap wedding photographers you can trust. Many professional wedding photographers are also mothers, and choose to do photography on the side while their children are growing up. They don’t have studio costs or much overhead, and are available on weekends for weddings. While some can be hard to find, you just need to know where to look. Check out your local phone book, free wedding guides many cities distribute, or just ask friends and family if they know anyone with a home based photography business. Make an appointment to talk, and ask to see their portfolio. Then, you’ll know if you can trust their pictures.
In my previous article, I gave an option of going to the local colleges and asking for recommendations of photography students who are capable of handing wedding photography. Another option for this is to ask for names and phone numbers photography department alumni who might be available to handle your wedding photography. This is the route I took for our wedding, and the pictures turned out beautifully. Not only that, but many younger photography students seem to have more imagination and creativity in their shots than people who have been photographers for 30+ years.
Asking for the Re-Printable CD of Shots
This came at no charge for my wedding pictures. The photographer provided two CD’s that had all of my wedding pictures on them with full copyright permission to print them out at a local kiosk. I didn’t have to spend a lot of money on printing up albums for friends and family, and I think it’s a much more economical way to get your wedding pictures.
Your wedding photography is an important part of your wedding day
Your wedding photography is an important part of your wedding day. It’s a day that you’ll treasure forever, definitely the best day of my life so far. It only seems right that you should be able to have quality wedding photographs to be able to remember your special day. So, whichever route you choose when looking for wedding photographers, just be sure to ask for a portfolio of their work so you can see what to expect with your wedding pictures.