Verdict : Splurge, Splurge, Splurge!
This is an easy one. As you have probably heard over and over already – photos are the one thing that you take with you after the big day is over. All that is true, but in this post- I am not just talking about splurging on actual photography packages, hours and photo albums. I am talking about the actual photographers.
Sure. I have my favorite photographers. The ones I love working with. The ones that make the day not seem like work at all. To be honest, I have a lot of favorite photographers. The key is – they are all different – different in style, in personality and also in price. When I say “splurge” – I don’t mean to go hire the most expensive photographer out there. I just mean you shouldn’t compromise. My recommendations are different for each and every couple I work with.
If you are not working with a planner, do your research and get an understanding of the style you like. Meet with your photographers and make sure you like them as people too – you will spend a lot of time with them on the day! If your favorites are just a bit more than you were hoping to spend – my advice is to try and make it work (hence – splurge) In the overall budget – there will be other ways to save. (hint : Get rid of those favors!!! )