Would you let a bus driver drive a nascar racing car in the Daytona 500?

Would you let a bus driver drive a Nascar racing car in the Daytona 500? No!! Why not? Bride on Luggage CartThey are both professional drivers. A Nascar racing car is very different from a bus. The controls are different, the speed is different, the driving style is different and the list goes on.

The same is true for wedding photography. Just the other day a bride mentioned in a bride online forum about having her engagement photos done by a professional fashion photographer that had just come back from Fashion Week. She loved the photographer’s fashion photography, but when she got her engagement pictures back, she hated them.

I hear stories like this all the time. Sometimes it’s a fashion photographer, other times a nature photographer, a portrait photographer or some other type of photographer. The fact of the matter is that wedding photography is totally different than any other type of photography out there. The styles, lighting and composition of the photography are very different.

Great wedding photography takes extensive time and experience to learn correctly. You cannot control your environment at all. You must be prepared to take a picture on a moment’s notice. Most importantly, there are NO do-overs. You must get it right the first time.

A great wedding photographer also knows the best angles to take the most flattering pictures. All it takes is a slightly different angle to make the average bride look skinnier, however all it takes is another angle to make the same bride look ten pounds heavier.

Lighting is also a big challenge for most wedding photographers. Most reception locations are dark. Inexperienced photographers do not account for this and can end up with dark or out of focus pictures.

Wedding photography is so much more than just pointing a camera and pressing a button. If you wouldn’t let a bus driver drive a Nascar race car, then why would you let any one besides a professional wedding photographer photograph your wedding?

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