Technology advances can sometimes change what we value. I have found that over the last 12 to 15 years people are allowing their photographs to grow up on social media. I think this a tragic mistake. What happens to all of your photographs when a social media platforms fail? What happens to your photographs when your hard drive crashes?
I am passionate about photography not just because I can make a living doing it. I am passionate about it because of the historical value it provides. A wedding is full of moments that can never be duplicated. It is something that should be taken seriously. Images from a wedding have about a 300-year shelf life. That is a long time and should be printed and on a wall somewhere in your home.
I want you to find a photographer that you connect with, I hope you find one that emotional invests in not only you but also your family and friends. I have been photographing weddings full time for the last 5 years, I have never met a couple 8 years after their wedding and found someone that has said “your flowers at your wedding were so pretty” or “your food at your wedding was amazing” because people don’t value food or flowers 8 years later. You know what people will say including your loved ones? “ I love that picture of you on your wedding day”.