1. Memories Fade
The reality of your wedding day is that it’s only one day. this might make you think, “Why Should I spend thousands of dollars on something that’s only one day?” Because, it’s essential to have a photographer there who can capture the memories so you can re-live them. When the day is over, the details will be all but forgotten, but the photos will live on.
Additionally, there is so much more that goes into hiring a professional photographer than the photos you get. As photographers, we also recommend a schedule that aligns with your vision of your day, keep you calm and focused on what matters, and generally just be someone fun to hang out with – we do spend a lot of time together on your wedding day after all.
2. You only do this once
Aside from sporting events, weddings are one of the only events where you don’t get a re-do. There’s no setting up the shot again. That “first kiss” isn’t the first kiss if it’s staged. If these photos are going to live on the walls of your home for years, your best best is to hire a professional. Chances are you’re spending a lot of money on your wedding day – more than you’ll spend on any one single day in your entire life. This warrants hiring a photographer who has been there, who knows the ins & outs of the wedding industry, and can anticipate things before they happen.
3. Pros are pros for a reason
You can hire a friend with a DSLR or someone who has a popular Instagram following to be your wedding photographer, but chances are you’re making a mistake. We’ve seen it happen too many times. A bride or groom thinking they can save money by hiring their cousin or best friend who “takes good pictures”. It could work out, but it probably won’t.
It’s great to look for deals on your wedding day, and do things DIY, but photography is not one of them. There is so much that goes into one single shot, let alone a whole day, you want a pro on your side.
4. It really is an investment
Wedding photography is an investment in your memories, and when you look at it this way, the cost is really secondary. And in case you’re not convinced, let’s take a look at some numbers:
Let’s say you pay $5000 for your wedding and engagement photography – which is a high number. Most people will probably spend more like $2,000-$4000. But, for this, let’s assume $5,000.
If you average that cost out over 50 years, it’s $100/year, or $8.33 per month, or $0.25 per day. And that’s only for one person. If you assume both the bride and groom are contributing to the cost, it’s $0.12 per day per person. Basically, if you ask someone for a quarter every day for the rest of your life, you can pay for your wedding photos. It’s just a matter of priorities. And if photos aren’t a priority for you, that’s totally cool. But, if they are, treat them that way.
~ We are proud to be Accredited Photography Professionals ~
2018 / 2019
PPAQ Certified Photographer
2015 ABIA - Appointed
2016 ABIA - Approved
2018 ABIA Finalist
2017 ABIA Finalist
2016 ABIA Finalist
2015 ABIA Finalist
Having Kat be a part of our wedding was one of the best decisions we made.
From the get go she was so enthusiastic and open for our ideas. Kat would contact us and got us so excited to have some fun on our day instead of the sometimes expected posing that can happen.
Our family and friends were very impressed with how she got in and got the shot and moved on. Kat would ensure she got the shot without disturbing the event itself.
We are so extremely pleased with the photos we got and continually have people seeing them and praising just how much they love them too. We could not recommend Kat more for her professionalism and artistry. You can not go wrong with choosing Kat to be a part of your event.
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Phone: 0474 349 897
Servicing all areas of Toowoomba, Dalby, Brisbane, Warwick, Gold Coast & Sunshine Coast.