I’m sure you probably already know that I think wedding photographers are ABSOLUTELY worth the price, because I AM a wedding photographer! But hear me out… I do have reasons behind why I love wedding photographers, and they’re going to help you out! Let’s get into it…

First of all, stop trying to convince your fiancé that spending money on professional photography is worth it only because “they’re so pretty!” Maybe I should be saying “Thanks for the compliment!” but I’m not going to stop there! I think there are SO many reasons why a wedding photographer is one of the best investments you can make into your wedding day. At the end of the day, pretty pictures aren’t the only reason why you’re investing in me. You’re probably like wait, what? Keep reading!!

You’re Hiring an Expert

The true reason wedding photographers charge a lot? You’re investing in our expertise. You are investing in a professional! Think of that Farmer’s Insurance ad, when they say “We know a thing or two because we’ve seen a thing or two!” Ha! That is a perfect comparison to wedding photographers! My expertise isn’t solely knowing how to effortlessly pose you or my extensive knowledge in image composition. It’s knowing how to transition and adjust to changes at a moment’s notice (because let’s be real, stuff is going to happen on the big day). It’s also about helping you and your partner feel confident and comfortable on your wedding day. The big day can be nerve wracking, with lots of people and life changes happening all at once. I’m here to guide you through it!

Your Wedding Photographer Budget

The perfect time to discuss your photography budget with your partner (or your parents) is not when you are on the phone or in a meeting with the photographer. I would NEVER want my couples, or their parents, feeling uncomfortable with a number they’re not ready for! That is a surefire route to stress, anxiety, and ultimately, feeling discomfort hiring a photographer at all. Instead, I provide my brides with my investment guide prior to scheduling a call. Whether you’re on a strict budget or a relaxed budget, it’s ok! The vendors that you and your partner decide to prioritize is up to the two of you (and maybe whoever is also helping to pay for the wedding!) Don’t get pressured into to make a split decision, discuss it first! Be transparent and understanding. Finances can make any decision more strained, so remember to keep an open mind and a clear budget.

Planning Your Wedding Day

An immense amount of planning and effort goes into your wedding day from you, your partner, your parents, your close friends and so many others. You deserve to enjoy every second of it. I am here to help you plan your wedding day timeline with plenty of cushion time and breaks, keep your family portraits organized and speedy, and even prep you both during your engagement session so that you’re ready on your wedding day.

Ready to hire an Illinois wedding photographer?

If you and your partner are looking for a photographer in the Illinois area, I’m ready for you! I can’t wait to hear from you, so click here to inquire with your dates. I’ll get back to you as soon as I can with my availability! While you’re here, check out one of my favorite weddings from last year!

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