Wedding Planning Tips | Is a Wedding Photographer a Priority?

When planning your wedding day, what are you priorities? Is it about enjoying the moment or a balance of enjoying the moment and remembering the memories for a lifetime?

At S2 Images Photography, we have been thinking about general wedding supplier prices. It is quite common for a venue to be the highest cost with wedding planning. However, lately we have been noticing that many brides have been spending more on their wedding dress, or even wedding make-up, than their wedding photographer. In reality, you wear your wedding dress once, physical photographs can last a lifetime and beyond.

Wedding photography showing the wedding dress hanging up

Another issue is that many people want a digital package. You never know how technology will adapt over the years. Realistically, do you ever look back at files on a floppy disk? Do you even have a computer that takes a floppy disk? We offer digital packages to clients who are on a budget. This is so that they have the option to purchase an album later, when other wedding costs are out of the way. However, we highly recommend taking advantage of our wedding album services. We have spent a lot of time researching, to provide the best wedding albums that we can possibly offer. Imagery that will truly stand the test of time and will not be subject to limitations of technology.

Close up of open Young Book wedding album showing couple shoot images, newly weds with guests playing with sparklers. Album is next to image wrap box

This image is of Simon of S2 Images photography’s grandparents on their wedding day. The value of a USB cannot compare to a handcrafted, bespoke, wedding album. A USB will not be able to be handed down through the generations as a physical print or a photo album would.

Old black and white photo of a wedding

We know from our own wedding experience, and seeing other couples walk down the aisle, that it is important to put aside a budget for a wedding photographer. Quite often people get caught up in a cheaper price, not thinking about the importance of capturing the memories. In many cases, a cheaper wedding photographer will not have the expertise or the professionalism as a more experienced photographer.

At S2 Images wedding photography, we have over 18 years photographic experience between us. Being husband and wife, we work together better than any partners in a business. You don’t just get one photographer, you get two. You get two different viewpoints capturing your day, as well as two expert styles that compliment each other when combined. You can also be rest assured that we have a variety of insurances in place to ensure that your day is handled in the most professional way possible.

Warwickshire wedding photographers S2 Images. Sonia Audhali looking at her husband Simon Wainwright. They are smiling about an image on the back of a camera. Simon is holding a reflector.

It is crucial to find a wedding photographer that you like, personality wise. As a photographer will be alongside you during the most crucial moments of such a special day. This is one of the most important moments of your life. The wedding photographer will b alongside you during the nerves, the excitement, the laughter and even the tears. They will most certainly be with you more than any other wedding vendor. It is important to hire someone that you ultimately feel comfortable being around. You need to have confidence that you’ve hired a wedding photographer with a style that you like, so make sure to view lots of their previous work.

Photographer, Sonia of S2 Images, having a giggle with a bride whilst she gets ready for her big day.

At S2 Images photography, we do not take being a wedding photographer lightly. It is a great responsibility. However, we genuinely love what we do. As a couple ourselves, we thrive photographing a wedding more than any other genre of photography. We have been in your shoes, so we understand how you are feeling on your day. We also understand how important your wedding photographs are to you. We will do everything we can to ensure that we create imagery and memories that you will want to show off to your family and friends.

After giving our advice on this topic, we want to know your thoughts! Do you think that a quality wedding photographer is vital on your wedding day? Do you think a USB is enough? Write a comment below or join in on the discussion on our Facebook page:

S2 Images Ltd are husband and wife wedding photographers based near Warwick. We photograph weddings nationally, having covered areas such as Leicester, Warwickshire, the Cotswolds, Dorset, Leeds and London. We can even venture worldwide should you wish. We would love to know your wedding photography plans. Please get in touch via our contact page if you are interested in our services.

Click here to view more blog posts by S2 Images.




Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *




We promise not to spam you, who has time for that! But you may receive the occasional news and special offers.