DETAILS, REFLECTIONS, EPIC SHOTS & EMOTIONS
The day in the life of a Professional Wedding photographer.
There is something to be said about experience. The difference between your first wedding as a professional and your 100th is night and day.
The wedding day picture list is so huge and is over whelming for brand new photographers. You are not just a wedding photographer. You are a food photographer, a fashion photographer, and portrait photographer, a details photographer, a macro photographer, a children’s photographer, a family photographer, an event photographer, a nightclub photographer…the list goes on and on. Brand new photographers need 1000’s of hours to build there skill set up enough to be considered an expert in this field of endeavor. This is all on the day of the event. There is 2-3 times the amount of work after the event with all the basic editing as well as the high end photo shop edits that require countless hours of dedicated training and practice.
We here at Valen have over 600 weddings worth of experience and have also studied underneath the top 6 photographers in the world as well as countless photographers in the top 100. Below you’ll find some of our favorite images that we want to share for inspiration and ideas.
When investing in photography, yes it’s an investment, be careful because you get what you pay for in most cases. We understand budgets, we all have one but make sure your investment is done wisely. You can find a Mercedes Benz for 400 bucks but it’s probably not a nice one. Nice, reliable cars are an investment, choose your wedding photographer with the same rule of thumb. This is one of the most important days of your life, get the photographer that will meet your needs, not just your budget. Just like a Mercedes, you would expect a large investment to get the job done right.
Wedding photographers with more experience are typically paying way more attention to what’s going on in a very calm and experienced manner. They are less effected by the high anxiety of the day and more focused on capturing the most important details. Photographers who are also high end artists need time to allow their vision for the epic shots to come together in their mind first and then the final product in your album. Artists either have the gift or they don’t. If this is a desire of yours, hire accordingly otherwise you may not be satisfied with the end result. We here at Valen want you to be blown away by our work! We want your friends to look at your pictures and be blown away as well, and above all else, we want the whole experience to be super enjoyable.
Now enough rambling on 🙂 Below you’ll find some of our favorite images that we want to share for inspiration and ideas. Remember not EVERY photographer can pull these off, if high end images like these are something you desire, invest in the right photographer, it will be worth it in the long run!
The veil should not only lay flat on your back, get nature involved, let that wind catch it for some amazing pictures!
Reflections can be hard to find but an experienced photographer will see them and use them to your advantage!
Don’t just capture the event, capture the emotion of everyone around!
There is so much planning involved and countless hours of set up, make sure you get images of everything you paid for! The day goes so quickly and you walk by so many details, make sure the memory is captured forever. We can remember important events in our lives because we have photographs of that event.