Why we think hiring a professional photographer is a good idea?

We are in the field of Wedding Photography in coimbatore since 1994. Good photography is more than a fancy camera. We have spent literally a thousand hours training to be a photographer and another thousand or so photographing weddings. We know how to get the shot predictably every time. We know how to compose the shot beautifully and then execute it with skill and precision. As We shoot in manual – we tell the camera what it should be doing rather than allowing the camera's sensors to make the decisions for us. So if you want that beautiful photograph of you and your new husband or wife gorgeously backlit by a red sunset – you can only get that with a pro because the camera just cannot correctly read that light.

We know how the day flows. It is the experience of being at 100s of different weddings that allows us to know just where to look and when. We know the time in the wedding when We can sneak a shot of your dad looking at you with a tear in his eye. We know to the value of his tears and feeling. That moment will break into nervous laughter and the bride will pull a priceless face. These are the things you can only get with experience.

We know how to work in tricky lighting. We are not flapped by bright sunlight or cave dark ceremony rooms. We can walk into any room and know within seconds where the best spot is to stand and where the best light will be. Every time. Without fail.

We are experienced in dealing with the raw emotions of a wedding day. We know how to get mum to stop repeating the time every 10 minutes whilst the bride breaks out into a cold sweat because she might be 3 minutes late for the wedding. We know how to deal with the user who had a few too many before the ceremony even started. We can get a big group of people rounded up for photos – cheerfully, cooperatively and without yelling. We know how to get you calmed down when the flowers show up and they are the wrong colour. This takes years of experience and finding out what to say (and what not to say!) during a day when everyone's emotions are sky high.

A non-professional won't carry back up gear with them, a professional will. This means that if anything goes wrong with one camera then they will always have another one with them. It also means that they will know what to do if a memory card corrupts or if the battery runs out they will always have a spare one.

Your guests won't always know how to light a dark venue. Going from a dark venue to a light venue requires you to monitor the light constantly and react by changing iso, aperture and shutter speed

What if your friend is ill on the day? Will they have someone they can call in an emergency? A professional will have a network of photographers and 2nd shooters they can call upon in an emergency.

Hiring a professional photographer who doesn't have experience of weddings can also be a bad move. These people won't know the general running of a wedding day, what happens when and where they need to be for the bet shots. Yes they may photograph landscapes beautifully but do they have experience of moving from group shots to close up shots of flowers all in the same breath?

So now it's your turn, We'd love to hear your thoughts. Are you a bride or groom who didn't hire a professional for your wedding? What was the outcome? Are you currently thinking of getting a friend to do it but not too sure? Or are you a bride or groom who is going all out with your budget for a professional? Are you a wedding photographer and want to have your say?

We'd love to hear your thoughts on this subject.