Unfortunately, wedding photography is unregulated. This means that, for somebody who does not understand about wedding photography, they may find looking for a wedding photographer a daunting task. Out there, there are more unqualified photographers than experienced wedding photographers. In the trade, we call them “weekend warriors“. They are keen amateurs who are paying for their hobby by charging for wedding photography.
If you are after snapshots, then one way of saving money on your wedding photography is to use one of these weekend warriors. One way to sort out the wheat from the chaff is to ask and see a photographer’s insurance. A professional photographer will have personal liability and indemnity insurance. They will also have back-up kit incase one of their cameras or lenses fail and they may be qualified by the British Institute of Professional Photographers (BIPP).
I pride myself in producing quality photographs both technically and compositionally. When the Royal family had their weddings, I understand that the photographer used a full frame camera i.e. a Nikon D5 for the church and candid photographs but for the formal photographs, these were taken using a Hasselblad medium format camera. For those of you who are not familiar with Hasselblad, maybe you could do some research on the internet. Suffice it to say, that for many years, the Hasselblad was the camera of choice for the Apollo Space mission and in fact, all of the photographs taken on the moon were taken using a Hasselblad camera. At one time, no self-respecting wedding photographer would use any camera other than a Hasselblad due to the quality of the images produced.
That’s why I am offering the option of having your formal photographs taken on a Hasselblad. If you would like to find out more about having the ultimate wedding photographs, please get in touch with me.