There are not many things I’m as passionate about as beautiful wedding photography. Yes, we get to dance on the beautifully decorated venue all night and we get to eat wedding cake, but those things only last one night. What you will remember from the day comes down to your amazing memory skills and the wedding photography.
When you choose to document you special day in photos, you’re not only allowing yourself to look back on one of the happiest days of your life, but you’re actually ensuring that in the future when you do look back you actually appreciate all the time, work, effort and though that went into your wedding day.
But, I get it. We’ve all stared at our wedding budget, frowned at the numbers and thought “would it be a big deal if I skip on professional Pittsburgh photography and just have a friend take photos?” I’m here to tell you that yes, it would.
I understand the temptation to skimp on it, so I’ve gathered some tips on how to hire an amazing Pittsburgh wedding photographer on pretty much any budget!
Find the perfect photography package for your budget
You may want some particular shots and you may not care about others. Having a clear idea of what kind of package you want lets you pay only for what you need.
The wedding photography package and the travel expenses add up. Hiring a pro that is out of town comes with the added travel expenses! Think about all the equipment they’re bringing over — if you’re getting married in Pittsburgh, scouting locally can mean awesome rates.
Keep it in one place
When you have the ceremony and the reception at the same place, you’ll have more time to have fun and less time traveling. This shortened time can mean lower overall prices on the photography, since you have more time to take all the portraits, group and cake cutting pictures you want!