This week I heard a story from a newly wed Bride which broke my heart and prompted me to write this post. I am a big believer in if you don’t ask, you don’t get. Moral of this story is – just ask. You never know
Getting married to the love of your life should be one of the most amazing days of your life (along with having children, so I am told) so it should be photographed. Nine times out of ten couples will have a strict budget that they are working to and sometimes photography doesn’t come near the top of the list. That’s okay but in years to come you will want to show your children and grandchildren your wedding photo’s with fond memories. They will tell the stories for you.
The newly wed Bride I spoke to said she didn’t think they could afford a “proper” photographer and so was recommended to use a student. Great, after all, we all started somewhere right?
Without giving too much away, this couple are TOTALLY underwhelmed by their wedding photograph’s. I actually cried when this young woman told me her story. Heart breaking. Not liking even one of the images she had been given.
So, my point is even if you think you cannot afford the wedding photographer you met at a wedding fayre and adored them and their style of work PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE just email them and ask if they can just cover a few hours of your day (Guests arriving, Ceremony and posed family photos). Even if their website just gives packages and what you want isn’t listed, just ask. If they unable to do this due to other commitments they may be able to suggest someone who can. Or they may actually say “hell yeah I can do that.”
If you don’t ask you will never know.