In the list of expenses that come with a wedding, it’s easy to lose yourself with venues, menus, and more, but one of the items that needs to be at the top of that list is photography.
The images that are captured that day should emulate the love that everyone attending has for you, and someone that doesn’t know their camera can blow it. Don’t lie to yourself either, you’ve seen it on Facebook, a white wedding dress in a white room that’s been blown out by the built-in flash of a DSLR that someone got for their high school graduation.
That’s not ok!
Paige and I are coming up on a month since the wedding, and we’d been on edge waiting to see the photos since we got a few teasers while we were in Japan. Last night she finally got the email that said the photos were available, and it was the perfect way to welcome us back to our New York apartment.
Our photographers were Ron and Briana Randle of Love Shutter Photography.
We knew that we wanted the day to be documented, not a ton of posed pictures, but to capture the candid moments that mattered and made the day what it was meant to be. What we got was more than I could have ever imagined. The essence of family and friends that all love each other pours from nearly every photo, and they’re moments that won’t be forgotten.
Of course, the photos with Paige are tremendous, and they mean a lot, but having two photographers provided so much flexibility that Love Shutter nailed it when documenting my personal moments with my big brothers.
One fraternal, and one biological, to have these guys around me that day meant everything, and that emotion is evident throughout all of the photos we’ve got.
In the end, it’s your wedding, you can do whatever you want. I would encourage you to look for an excellent option when it comes to photographers though, because you don’t want to look back on your special day and see overexposed wedding dress or blur monster reception pics.
Besides, photos like these can’t be replaced!
Believe me when I say they can’t be replaced!
Photos courtesy of the stunning Love Shutter
2 thoughts on “Wedding Photography: Don’t Be Cheap”
Well said, Jeff. Your wedding was such a joyous day, we hope those photos will be a treasured heirloom for years to come.
I don’t know where to begin in terms of how thankful I am for the quality of our photos. The way you guys worked just perpetuated the fun and feelings of the evening, and everybody loved you both. We’ll be flooding newsfeeds with those photos forever, that’s how happy we are with them.