- 8 years ago
- Wedding: June 2013
I decided to go with two friends who are very talented photographers, although neither of them do it as their professional wedding. They said it would be their gift to me to do it, which was awesome. I am paying for any extra lenses they want to rent though, so they can get some great shots, and am putting them up for the night in a hotel.
They are going to take photos for us before and during the ceremony, and just a few at the reception, but I told them not to do too much, as I want them to have fun too.
Afterwards, they are going to pick just a few of their favourites to work on, but not go crazy doing tons of post work. They will then send me the raw images, and if there is anything else extra I want work done on, I can talk with them later about paying them for some extra time.
It’s a pretty awesome deal, but what I do understand, and what you would have to as well if you went this route, is that if you are for some reason NOT satisfied with the results, you have no one to blame but yourself! At least with a professional if you were very unhappy or they did a poor job you might be able to get your money back or demand a reshoot or something. With this, you get what you get.
I’m confident mine will work out great, and if you are a pretty laid back person with a couple of talented friends who are willing to help you out, I would say go for it!