Originally we were going to encourage friends and family to use their cameras and iPhones to capture important moments at our wedding, but I quickly vetoed that idea. (Did I mention Sebastien refers to me as The Government?) It’s just that when friends snap photos of me they always manage to catch me mid-yawn or blinking, which just makes me look drunk. And whenever I try to look natural in a photo to avoid accidentally blinking, I end up opening my eyes way too big or smiling like a clown.
I showed these photos to Sebastien as evidence and he agreed that a licensed photographer was the way to go. A professional would certainly know how to capture the beauty of every person and limit the amount of imperfections frozen forever in an image:
“I just have to look up so they don’t see my double chin,” Sebastien said.
“I just have to look down so my nose doesn’t look too big,” I said.
So the search for a wedding photographer began. But just as soon as I started looking on a handful of websites, our plan came to a screeching halt.
Every photography website we looked at was charging an astonishing amount of money. Wedding packages for $2400, $3000, $5000 — What are they some kind of delicate genius with precious time that can’t be wasted on a budget-minded couple? Are their fingers made of gold? I don’t see any of their work in the Guggenheim so why are they charging so much money?
And if the price seemed reasonable for a four-hour wedding, the company tacked on a ton of hidden fees: extra roll of film fee, color photo fee, photo album fee, personal organic air for the photographer to breath fee…I mean come on.
We’re just looking for a basic wedding photography package. You can leave all of the bells and whistles out. But some photographers think it is important to capture all of the minutiae of a wedding day.
Ringland Photography – guaranteed to capture a moment of you pooping on your special day
It’s so frustrating.