Long Island Wedding Photographers

Written by Stephanie Dula
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Many people are wary of hiring a professional wedding photographer who seems to charge a lot of money for snapping a few photos. These people may ask a friend or family member to do the job for little or no money, but this can be a risky way to preserve memories of the big day. Without a written contract from an experienced professional, there will be no guarantee on final print quality.

Why Go Professional?

But no one wants to pay someone who does a poor job, and this is why so many couples get their friends and family to pitch in when it comes to the photos. With the massive popularity of wedding photojournalism, it seems to make sense to pass out some disposable cameras and call it a day. After all, if the point is to record things as they actually happen, with no formal poses, anyone can do the job, right?

Actually, skilled wedding photographers use very specific techniques to achieve the look of documentary-style photos. Instead of directing a wedding, photographers now spend at least part of the time blending in with the crowd, taking candid shots of things going on around them. With this method, the bride, groom, wedding party and family members may not always know when they are being photographed.

While some couples may find this prospect a bit unnerving, there are many who like the look of this style of photography. The only way to know for sure is to review portfolios of local professionals--you'll probably have the best luck locating available photographers by using a web-based service--and see what strikes a chord. Most wedding photographers now use a blend of both traditional and contemporary styles to provide the best of both worlds to their clients.

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