Common Myths About Wedding Photography
Your wedding day is, of course, one of the most memorable and exciting moments in your life. It is the day when two hearts intertwine, committing to giving unconditional love and care.
The smiles, glances and all the memories can be captured in beautiful photographs. That is why it is necessary to hire reliable wedding photographers to make sure that your big day will be unforgettable.
When planning for your wedding photography, there can be a lot of things that you may hear. Below are some common myths about wedding photography that you should be aware of. Don’t worry; we’ve busted them for you!
Debunking Some Common Myths About Wedding Photography
Myth: I need to provide a “to-do” list of the wedding shot samples to my photographer
Selecting a wedding photographer to capture one of the best moments of your life is crucial and there are many reasons why.
While it is good to assert your dream wedding ideas, it is better to trust the photographers to make your wedding photos memorable. Let their creativity flow. Trust in their expertise. Trust them fully by letting them do their best shot.
Giving them a very detailed list of wedding pictures may make them feel like they cannot be creative on their own. It may even result in some delays as photographers have their personal touch and unique styles for every event that they cover.
Of course, you can always tell them if you want a specific wedding pose that you have been dreaming of or those very important family members you want to be included in the photoshoot, it’s just when a couple gets a little too controlling is when the photos produced tend to be of lower quality.
Myth: Candid/new-age photographers are not really into taking family portraits
Candid, and natural photography refers to the type of photographs captured with no creation of a posed appearance. This does not necessarily mean that photographers nowadays do not take family photos at all.
While candid photographers love to capture moments as they happen, they also take formal portraits. Because a wedding event is an occasion with your most favourite people, they would love to capture those happy faces posing in front of the camera – it’s kind of what is ‘expected’ from wedding photography, so not to have them at all in a wedding album would be a bit silly.
Myth: I do not need to hire a professional wedding photographer; my friend can do it with a DSLR
A wedding is like a one-time big-time event. You just can’t reschedule it for the next day if things do not go as planned. Having a good friend who can take good, decent shots for you is really helpful, but having professional wedding photographers can provide you with expertise and back-up if something unexpected happens.
Don’t you want your friend to enjoy the wedding festivities as a guest? Or are they not important enough and you relegate them to being behind a camera all day? Having a professional come in means they will act professional, they wont act as a guest – only enough to be able to capture that personable vibe you have going on your day.
There is also probably a good reason why your professional wedding photographer is a professional wedding photographer, and not your friend with a camera. It’s what they do. It would be like hiring a friend to fix your roof just because they own a ladder.
Myth: The quality of my wedding photos will depend on the brand of the camera or on how expensive the equipment is
This is an old, old myth about wedding photography and has always been a subject of discussion. While a good camera helps in catching nice photos, it is still the photographer who is the one to capture stunning images. A good camera can bring a difference but only to an extent because, without a professional photographer’s skill, not much of an result will be achieved.
There is an old joke that goes something like this – ‘A chef notices a photographer flipping through some photos on their laptop while sitting down for lunch, admiring the photos the chef quips ‘They are some nice photos, you must have a nice camera!. To which the photographer replies ‘This is great food! You must have amazing pots and pans!’
The camera is a tool to do a job, while there are different grades of tools available, they are all still tools, and it’s not until a skilled person who knows how to use the tool uses it to create, then it’s nothing.
Of all the myths about wedding photography, this is probably the most common one to have come up at a wedding. It can be fun to talk gear to fellow camera aficionados, and I personally am guilty about super excited about a new camera I might be using – but it really doesn’t matter.
Myth: If only we have the best location, then we can have the most amazing wedding photos
Not all weddings have to happen in grand, majestic locations. Sure, there are some picturesque places that photographers had a chance of shooting for an event. But because your wedding may not be held in the most splendid place in town or on the cliff side of Santorini, that does not mean that your wedding photos will not be as amazing as you want them to be.
Professional wedding photographers are trained to capture moments from simple spaces to the grandest spots, with the aim of creating something special for the couple they are shooting for.
Our wedding photography services at Sven Studios will make your wedding a moment that is worth remembering. Contact us today for more details!