When shopping for a wedding photographer, there are bound to be many different variables you’d be looking out for. These may range from style, personality, price, even the type of equipment they use. Finding a professional photographer that suits your needs is incredibly important, particularly on the biggest day of your lives! These variables are also what every photographer markets to though; “Oh hey! I’m a casual laid back sort of photographer who’s going to capture the natural aspects of your day in a fun and vibrant way!” – sound familiar? I thought I might point out some of the things I do as a wedding photographer that others don’t. These are the sorts of things that my previous wedding clients have really appreciated in the past and that I don’t tend to advertise much or charge for as I feel as though these are services I would expect a professional photographer should provide, but often don’t or charge a phenomenal amount for.
Things I do as a wedding photographer that others don’t
Drone aerial photography
Since the laws regarding drone use in commercial situations changed during September last year I have been offering my wedding clients photography using my airborne camera. I haven’t been charging for it, I just believe that with changes in technology professional photographers such as myself should be offering these services as they become cost effective. Using a drone is often confined to being used by videographers but they certainly have their place with still photography also. There are some legal restrictions though but at the majority of venues, using a drone is no problem at weddings.
360 virtual reality recording
I’m the only photographer in Adelaide that includes a 360 virtual reality video of your ceremony along with your photos on your USB. This service allows you to watch your own wedding from the view point of your guests using a virtual reality headset and your smart phone. It’s a really fun experience and is a novel way to relive your wedding. I also offer live streaming to any guests that cannot attend your wedding due to either geographic or health reasons so that they can feel like they are actually at your wedding, despite not actually being there. You can find out more about that service at the guest360 page.
Boutique USB box for your USB
Other wedding photographers do offer this, but it’s not super common. I package my USB within a handmade wooden box for each and every wedding I have the privilege of covering. Included within this super cute box is also a small selection of 6×4″ prints of some of my favourite photos I selected provided as a gift.
If these things I do as a wedding photographer that others don’t appeal to you, I’d love to hear from you as I offer these for free at any wedding I’m asked to cover. Feel free to contact me for more details, or check out my pricing!
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