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Why hire a professional photographer for your wedding day? ...

by Burnett Photography

Published:  February 10, 2016

Here are 5 compelling reasons to go with a pro:

   1. Expereince

Your wedding day is a precious, once-in-a-lifetime event.The peace of mind that comes with knowing that your photographer knows what he/she is doing is priceless!Accredited photographers have proven their mastery of photography by demonstrating their technical skills, achieving and maintaining higher levels of quality and putting in the extra work to stay ahead of mainstream competition. They are artists in their own right who have spent a tremendous amount of time and money into their education, equipment and over all being good at what they do.

   2. Consistency

In this day and age, most anyone has access to a great camera and can get a good image simply by getting lucky. A professional doesn't rely on luck; they know how to achieve great results under any condition and circumstance. From bright daylight to an almost completely dark room, through rain, snow and with only a few seconds notice, a professional has the skills and equipment necessary to adapt and get the shot right. The pictures they produce are consistent in quality and artistry.You can trust and rely on them to capture your entire wedding experience regardless of the challenges.

   3. Technical skills

Professional photographers make thousands of images. They study a wide variety of essential skills needed to create quality work art, lighting, posing, fashion, composition, editing, even psychology to have the personality to evoke emotion and expression and the rapport to make a person feel natural and comfortable in front of the camera.It is the combination of all these elements and more that give a pro photographer the competency to create a unique style and adjust that style to your tastes.This expertise separates a lucky snapshot from a work of art you will love for a lifetime.

   4. Professionalism

When you hire an accredited professional, you know you are hiring someone whose lively hood absolutely depends on their ability to provide for you products and services that exceed your expectation. Their reputation in the industry is at stake and because of this you can rest assured that they are committed to you and your happiness!A professional will have their terms of business and contracts clearly defined and will be accountable for their actions.

   5. Accountability

Business owners who join trade associations like Professional Wedding Photographers of Canada (PWPC), Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI), International Society of Event Specialists (ISES), Calgary Bridal Alliance, Wedding Industry Experts, American Photography Association, etc. must meet rigorous criteria to qualify. They must demonstrate their experience, expertise and adhere to codes of ethical conduct and business practices to remain a members.Their participation in these trade associations are your guarantee of quality and accountability.

Shirleen Burnett, Burnett Photography  (Banff | AB)