It’s a shame that just last week we had two separate cases regarding rescuing wedding images…

Whilst talking to one bride, she regretfully acknowledged that the photographs were the only keepsake that she will have to enjoy in years to come. Yes, she had heard that the cake is eaten, the band fall silent, the flowers droop and the dress becomes… tighter…however, she still ignored the professional photographer’s attempts to prevent the pending calamity and in an attempt to save money booked Uncle Keith, a keen amateur, to replace the professional photographer.

All images were captured as small jpegs.

The bride and groom do now at least have a somewhat downsized wedding album, but with the costs for necessary digital work, scanning, printing and manipulation, the (not so happy) couple have only made a saving of just over eighty-six pounds compared to what they would have paid for the stress-free services of the originally booked professional.

It’s sad that so many major once-in-a-lifetime events are going to be lost for future generations because of similar circumstances.

Having a camera does not make a photographer…

 


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1 Comment on The One Reason Why Your Need A Professional Wedding Photographer

  1. Paula
    August 2, 2013 at 11:11 am (5 years ago)

    I have friends who bought a new Canon DSLR for £500 and gave it to their uncle to photograph their wedding with. He was an experienced amateur film photographer and had never used a digital camera before. But with a week to practice, what could possibly go wrong?

    I was a guest at the wedding but only took about 10 photos as I thought they had hired a professional photographer and wanted to keep out of the way.

    About 2 years later I discovered that their photos were terrible and they hadn’t felt able to tell anyone due to the photographer being a relative. They didn’t want to upset him.

    They ended up agreeing a fee with me to re-process the whole wedding as best I could. The original images were jpegs, so I can only describe my attempts as being of limited success!

    I was able to improve some of the images enough so that they could be printed.

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