It’s engagement season, and proposals are happening every single day. Because of that, it’s also booking season. As brides book their favorite wedding venues and planners, it’s also time to choose your photographer.
Every photographer is unique. As you look from photographer to photographer and compare photos, packages, and prices, it’s important to know that every photographer has their own pros and cons. They have their differences. Because of that, you can’t just look at each package side-by-side. For example, as a luxury wedding photographer in Northwest Arkansas, Benfield Photography offers a level of service that is quite a bit higher than other wedding photographers. Yes, we still photograph the wedding day. And engagements bridals, etc., but on top of that, we offer services that are unmatched… along with some intangibles.
I’m shocked to say that I’ve heard of wedding photographers showing up to a formal wedding in jeans. That’s just one example. Other photographers have hit on bridesmaids and groomsmen. Some have said inappropriate things to family members, and other awkward moments that the bride must live with after the wedding day. I hate that we have that in this industry but it’s more common than you think. There is even a story of a local photographer (who is quite well-known) that stole the gift cards belonging to the bride and groom. I can’t make this stuff up!
Having a photographer that is beyond reproach and a true professional is something that will ensure the very best experience a couple can have on the wedding day. Yes, it’s true… you get what you pay for. When you want the very best, make sure you’re not comparing apples to apples. Instead, learn what makes each photographer unique. What makes them stand out so you can find the photographer who best fits your needs.