Why You Should Invest in your Wedding Photographer

Weddings are expensive. There, I said it! I work in the field of weddings and I totally get that they’re expensive. There’s a lot of things you’re going to be paying for: a gorgeous wedding gown, a beautiful venue, your caterer, alcohol, a cake… often it feels like there’s SO much you have to pay for. It adds up quickly. Brides and grooms usually look for things they can DIY or do a little bit less of to lighten the budget and I don’t blame them one bit!! But I want to take a minute to talk about WHY you should invest in an amazing wedding photographer.

wedding party photographed by Jocey Luzely Photography

Weddings Go By Fast

The number one comment brides and grooms will make after their wedding day is that it went by so fast – sometimes too fast. Photography will help slow down that time for you. When your photos are delivered, you’ll have a chance to relive every moment of your wedding day – and probably enjoy a few moments you missed too! Wedding photographers also help you build your timeline so it fits how you want your day to flow, which will help give you more pockets of time to just enjoy your wedding day. Investing in a professional wedding photographer will ensure that your images truly tell your wedding day’s story forever.

bride gets ready for wedding day photographed by LBI wedding photographer Jocey Luzely Photography groom gets ready photographed by Jocey Luzely Photography bride gets ready for wedding photographed by NY photographer Jocey Luzely Photography wedding ceremony photographed by Jocey Luzely Photography

Time + Effort

Weddings take a lot of planning! A professional wedding photographer will make sure all of the details you chose so carefully – from the napkin design to your beautiful bouquet – will be documented. All of those choices mattered to you and taking the time to make sure they’re captured forever is something a professional will do correctly. Detail shots take time and focus, the right lighting, and a great eye. Make sure you take a look at your photographer’s portfolio and check out their detail shots when you choose to invest!

wedding jewelry details photographed by Jocey Luzely Photography elegant wedding photographed by Jocey Luzely Photography Long Island wedding photographer Jocey Luzely Photography captures reception details

Working with a Professional

Okay, back to the original post – weddings are expensive and cost a lot of money! A professional photographer won’t be cheap – but they will TOTALLY be worth it! A professional photographer has spent time learning how to capture your day in a beautiful, consistent way. A great photographer knows how to pose the bride, groom, bridesmaids, groomsmen, and family members to make sure nothing gets missed. And finally, a professional will be able to handle anything that comes up – poor lighting, shifting timelines, last minute adjustments in the day.

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When you invest in a professional photographer for your wedding day, you’re choosing a great place to put some of your money in your wedding budget. A professional will make sure your wedding day is going to be remembered forever and give you beautiful images to look back at for years!

  1. Lisa Lander

    June 3rd, 2019 at 6:03 pm

    great post. I think you summarized well the points on why wedding photography is an investment. Great photos!
    Thank you for sharing!

  2. Katie

    June 3rd, 2019 at 6:08 pm

    Yaaaas, say it louder for the people in the back!!!

  3. Maria

    June 3rd, 2019 at 6:11 pm

    So true!! Such great advice!

  4. Gillian

    June 3rd, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    Great advice and gorgeous shots!

  5. Linda

    June 4th, 2019 at 1:36 pm

    Fantastic idea for a photography post. By the way, your work is stunning!

  6. Angie

    June 4th, 2019 at 2:20 pm

    Beautiful couple and location. Great photos too.

  7. Alissa Moore

    June 5th, 2019 at 1:28 am

    Amen sister! Beautiful work

  8. Renae

    June 6th, 2019 at 2:33 am

    Such a good read! Yes to working with professionals!!!

  9. Kate Gansneder

    June 8th, 2019 at 12:14 am

    So many great points about the cost and considerations of wedding photography. What a great resource for brides & grooms!

  10. Leidy & Josh

    June 9th, 2019 at 12:43 pm

    OH MY GOODNESS!! That chandelier and the details are AMAZING! We love this!!

  11. Chelsea Farner

    June 17th, 2019 at 1:56 am

    You are so right! Investing is your memories is so important!

  12. Jordyn

    June 17th, 2019 at 2:13 am

    Great information! Investing in a professional to capture your big day makes all the difference! Beautiful images 😉

  13. Jess

    June 17th, 2019 at 9:28 pm

    A good read for couples on the fence and wanting to go low on the budget for a photographer!! Well pht!

  14. Elle

    June 17th, 2019 at 11:25 pm

    Sooooo agree!! Awesome post!

  15. Leidy & Josh

    June 18th, 2019 at 2:46 am

    So true! People say you get what you pay for, and there is some truth to that. I higher quality photographer is worth the investment!

  16. mandy

    June 19th, 2019 at 3:34 am

    Such a helpful post with fabulous points!! A great resource for any bride. Beautiful images to bring the point home!!

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