Is it much better to hire a professional photographer for ur wedding?

hi. we don't have much money and at this point we are not sure if we can afford it or not. our friends tell us we should definitely hire a professional photographer for our wedding because the wedding photos are the ones we will keep for the rest of our lives. we were just thinking of asking a couple of our friends to take pics during the ceremony but don't know.. Do u think hiring a professional photographer is a must for a wedding?

Asked By: emily - 1/16/2011
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If you're looking for a cheap alternative, post on Craigslist asking for Photography students from your local college (if that's applicable). That's how I've gotten hired here and there. I do weddings for about $50, if not, free, simply because I'm a student. And most Photography students aren't bad either, most will... More
Answered By: sarahbear922 - 1/16/2011
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Hire a professional
Answered By: cancergem - 1/16/2011
if your friends are good photographers have them do it. Proffessional photographers are overly prices in my opinion ( for a basic pacakge where I live is almost 1500!) and so we hired a friend of ours, who did my senior pics( they looked proffesional too), and are paying her about $100. Have you looked at a college... More
Answered By: KMC - 1/16/2011
Most people I know only ever have one photo out. If you are short on cash, why not arrange for a studio portrait after the wedding? Have others take photos with their digital cameras and get them all transferred to one SD card for your use. Most families have at least one family member who can take pretty good shots... More
Answered By: Doodlestuff - 1/16/2011
We had a professional Photographer for a few hours at our wedding... More
Answered By: Halo Mom - 1/16/2011
If you are planning on having a friend take the pictures at your wedding, make sure they have a really good camera to take the pictures with or look into renting one for the day. You want to make sure you have good quality looking pictures, if you can't afford the cost of a professional photographer. For my wedding... More
Answered By: Special 'K' - 1/16/2011
Many photo albums are never opened once in 10 years. The multitude of poses and all will soon become very dated... More
Answered By: Hiker - 1/16/2011
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