Friday, January 04, 2008

one image many ways

I still hear about people who decide that rather than investing in the services of a professional wedding photographer, they'll save money by going with a family member who offers to take some photographs for free or a friend of a friend who will cut them a deal. There are many reasons I would caution against asking someone who is not accustomed to photographing a wedding - even if they have what seems like all the gear - but the most compelling reason has to do with what happens to the images after the wedding. This image from a destination engagement session in Honolulu is a perfect example. All of these images were taken split seconds apart, and processed in different ways. I now have many choices as to which image is the most compelling. And together... wow. How stunning.







Obviously I am biased, but I am also a bride myself. I know that the investment will be worth it when my grandchildren are looking at my wedding photos.

6 comments:

Anja said...

I love the colour of the last picture and the crop of the 2nd.
You're work is amazing!

anja

rachel said...

thanks for stopping by, anja!

Peicha said...

100% agree. We originally weren't going to hire a photographer for our wedding because Mark's uncle (I'm sure you remember him!) was a "pro." Boy am I glad we changed our minds before it was too late!!! We have so many more great photos from our wedding to show off that we never would have gotten otherwise.

rachel said...

yep, Peicha... I remember him! ;)

Mikayla's Daddy said...

Yikes. We should order or wedding photos!

rachel said...

Jon... you guys haven't ordered them yet? Wow!