Do They Have a Plan for the Day?
Another thing to consider is their plan for the day. Just showing up and taking photographs isn’t a ‘plan’. Some questions you can ask include:
Where do you plan to take the photos?
Do you need to book any locations in advance for a photoshoot and is there a fee?
If you are taking photos outside and it rains, what is the backup plan?
What if the lighting isn’t suitable at the venue? Will the photographer supply lights (lamps)?
How long will the photo session take?
How will you capture photos during the ceremony without intruding on the moment?
Choosing an Amateur Photographer Doesn’t Guarantee a Lower Price
Couples typically choose an amateur photographer in the hopes of saving money on the budget, but that isn’t always a given. Often, you’ll find that there are lots of extras that aren’t mentioned in the initial package that you will need to pay for after the event. At the end of the day, the savings could be minimal at best.
What Happens If You Aren’t Happy with the Results?
Then there is the biggest “what if” of all, and that’s the question of, ‘what if you aren’t happy with the results?’ It would be so sad to have a perfect wedding, and everything go to plan, only to have your photographs delivered days, weeks, or months later and find they don’t all capture the essence of the day. Unfortunately, you can’t go back and that is what you’re left with.
It’s a Risky Move to Hire on an Amateur
While it is perfectly understandable to look for ways to cut corners where the budget is concerned, hiring an amateur photographer is a pretty risky move that isn’t usually worth it.