Special events take time and money to organize. Consider the cost of a wedding. Cost of Wedding reports that, on average, weddings in Salt Lake City, Utah costs approximately $9,821 to $16,369 or $94 to $114 per guest. With bills piling up, organizers look for ways to keep their expenses at a minimum.
The services of a professional photographer are some of the first to get the ax. It’s a practical decision (everyone has smartphone cameras today), but it also means missing out on the benefits that Salt Lake City’s talented event photographers have to offer.
100% On the Job
A professional event photographer is there to take pictures of you and your guests. That’s his or her focus, not socializing or catching up with family and friends. It means he or she will spend the next couple of hours taking everybody’s pictures, making sure every guest appears in your photo album at least once.
Professional photographers can also suggest poses and advise subjects on where and how to pose. They make sure everyone looks great on photos and that no one’s standing too far back or against the light. Most importantly, professional photographers have excellent camera equipment that can take crisp photos in dim or harsh lighting — conditions wherein camera smartphones are no match for a professional DSLR.
No Guest Needs to Be the “Unofficial Photographer”
It’s a burden to be the person people ask to take pictures all the time. This person won’t be in many of the shots (if he or she will be in any at all) and probably won’t enjoy the event as much as everyone else. Instead of eating or enjoying drinks with other guests, he or she will have to sneak bites and chitchat in-between taking other people’s photos. There’s also a good chance that your unofficial photographer will only take pictures of the people he or she knows and not the entirety of your guest list.
Storytelling in Photography: Not Everyone Knows How to Do It
Taking photos at events involves storytelling, and not everyone has that skill. Professional photographers have a keen, trained eye and can spot sweet moments, like toddlers sharing candy or sweethearts gazing at each other’s eyes. They seem to know where the action is and where something is about to happen; it’s why they seem to be at the right place at the right time. Photographers capture those moments and make those stories shine through their pictures.
Besides producing high-quality photos and capturing beautiful moments, professional photographers make sure everyone gets a chance to be in front of the camera. Their services can help promote everyone’s happy experiences at special events.