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Five Reasons Why You Should Hire a Professional Photographer

One of the most important things you can do when planning your wedding is to find the right photographer. While there are plenty of amateur wedding photographers out there, a pro will give you the better experience every time. In that vein, here are five reasons to go with a professional photographer.

Professional Photographers Help you Plan

Professional photographers have been in the industry for some time, doing weddings day in and day out. That means we have a good idea of what works and what doesn’t when it comes to planning the photography for your day. More often than not, a professional photographer knows how best to budget your time for a first look, or what the schedule will look like at favorite photography spots when you plan your portraits.

Improved Vendor Communication

Because we’ve been doing this for as long as we have, professional photographers have good relationships with a number of different vendors. If you’re not sure who you should use for your catering or your music, don’t be afraid to ask your photographer for good recommendations. We’ve seen it all, and we can steer you toward what would work best for your vision of the day.

Safe and Secure Image Archival

You don’t want to lose your wedding pictures and lose those memories of that most important day in your lives, so professional photographers keep you covered. Here at Andrew Samplawski Photography, for example, we archive all of your pictures. So, if you lose your CD or USB, you can call us up and we will have your wedding day portraits. There’s no reason to take chances with your memories!

Fast Delivery

Professional photographers can give you the option of a perfectly prepared album rather than a bunch of pictures that you would have to organize and pick through yourself otherwise. We know what pictures are the best—usually at the same moment we take those pictures—and we know how to lay them out to showcase your day. Let us highlight your big day the best way it can be highlighted!

Heirloom Quality

Most importantly, professional photographers offer you quality. We have been doing this for a long time and make a living out of it. Our careers depend on knowing how to make you look like a movie star on your wedding day. Trust us to do our jobs and you will be thrilled with the results! From the right lights to the right angles, professional photographers know how to make you look your best in every image. We do this every day so you don’t have to worry.

As you prepare for a wedding—or help a friend or family member prepare theirs—the most important thing you can do is make sure that your memories are well-preserved. Let a professional photographer take that load off your mind.

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5 Tips for Engagement Sessions

My clients will often ask me for advice ahead of an engagement session on what they should be prepared to do and what they should expect before, during, and after the session. In fact, I get asked this often enough that I’ve decided to make a list of the 5 most important tips for a successful engagement session.

Engagement Session Tip 1: Pick a special location

Engagement sessions are always more fun when the location means something. Maybe we could go to the restaurant where you had your first date or the place where you got engaged. Or you could go with a themed location. If you’re movie-lovers, we can go to a theatre; if you’re more of an outdoorsy type, we can go out to the woods or travel along a favorite hiking path.

If you can, try to pick a location where we can do things. Action shots are always more interesting than posed shots, so any place with paths to walk on, places to sit, trees to climb, or other unique aspects that lend themselves to activities can all work well toward making your session more fun and memorable. Read more