Why hire a Professional Photographer?

Interesting information that I came across on FaceBook -Titled “Married people reveal 7 things that they wasted money on for their wedding.”   This is the advise that Urbo.com said about hiring your photographer.

These days, everyone with an iPhone will volunteer to do your wedding photos. Then there are the “fauxtographers,” who think they’re professionals just because they own a DSLR (that they operate on auto mode). While smartphones and point-and-shoot cameras have come a long way, you shouldn’t let a non-professional handle this critical task.

If you spend money on one thing for your wedding day, let it be the photographer.
Wedding photographers may look expensive at first glance, but it’s important to pay enough to guarantee quality results.

Too many married couples have tried to cut corners on photography, only to end up with wedding pictures they hate. Plus, if your mother or co-worker takes the job and you end up with a disappointing wedding album, you can’t exactly ask for a re-do.
“One thing to not skimp on is the photographer,” Hayden tells Urbo. “I’ve had negative experiences when a friend of the couple or discount photographer comes on board. Photos are how you are going to remember the day for the rest of your life, so pick someone you like as a person, has the style of work you like, and is the best you can reasonably afford.”
How much is too much? That really depends on where you live, but wedding photographers might charge anywhere from $2,500 to $10,000; wedding site Women Getting Married recommends allocating about 10 percent of your total budget to photography.

That doesn’t mean that you should throw your money at the wall. When evaluating your options, ask to see plenty of samples. You might even ask for references—after all, this is a huge expense.
When the big day comes, keep your eye on the clock. Most photographers will give you an eight-hour package, and if you go over, you could end up paying extra

The link if you would like more information is: http://www.urbo.com/content/married-people-reveal-6-things-they-wasted-money-on-for-their-weddings?rtg=johntesh-cjmZML&param4=urbo-fni-fbss-2361-us-mo-ocpm-c75&param5=10154460398971186&param6=23842707762600166W

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