We live in a world where if there isn’t a photo evidence of a story, moment, a particular situation, it is questionable that it didn’t really happen.
In addition, if that photo is shared on Facebook, Instagram, uploaded Twitter or a Pinterest board, and doesn’t get more likes, it is also debatable that the story or moment doesn’t really matter to the internet trolls (also known as acquaintances and close friends) that make up your social medial footmark.
So when it comes to determining what you want and what you need on the most expensive and biggest day of your life, the day you say “I do” to somebody who is also swearing to stand by you through your thick and thin, it is only right that an opinion inside you scream – I want to hire a professional photographer, and best one at that.
No matter how ferociously you set up your wedding budget is, some expenses are necessary, a wedding photographer, in particular. Erik Halvorsen is a wedding photographer and the best in the business. He found a perfect way to demonstrate why professionals like him are necessary to every ceremony.
Erik said he came across a wedding group thread on Facebook where the bride-to-be wrote they want to save money by not hiring a specialist wedding photographer for their wedding and let the invitees be in charge of photography.
He was shocked. He said are the guests planning on to take pictures and then Dropbox it later to the couple so that they can make their own album and look back at those wonderful moments.
Barely, Erik married his wife four years ago and appointed a professional photographer to capture all the special moments. So Erik took the images captured by the photographer and compared them with the photographs from the same day, taken by the guests. Image quality, lighting, composition, and other aspects differ dramatically.
Erik said all he knows from the experience of getting hitched is that everything that is left today is the photographs and if you want the photographs to look great, they ought to be taken by someone who knows what he/she is doing.
These photographs are the actual photos from Erik’s wedding four years ago, taken by their guests.
Luckily, he didn’t follow the advice from a Facebook thread and hired a professional photographer.
You can see how the photographs differ vividly in terms of quality, composition, contrast, and other features.