Some professional marriage photographers
maintain a traditionalist view. They feel that as the expert, the
photographer is the only one truly suited to put together the marriage
This argument does have some merit. The photographer
is the only one who knows what he or she was trying to convey in
each shot. Additionally, the photographer works closely with trusted
contacts at the developing lab and is able to judge when photos
return with imperfections.
He or she is familiar with color balance and stylistic
concerns and is therefore quite adept at placing the photos within
the album to create a pleasing whole.
In today's world, many people have learned how
to use their computers and digital cameras to their benefit. With
all the graphics software available, many couples choose to take
their own photos with digital cameras and retouch the photos at
home. This approach truly makes the wedding album a personal experience.
Many couples opt for the best of both worlds. These
couples purchase a basic marriage photography package that includes
a small album and a few reprints. They also purchase the original
media and create a personalized album as well.
They may do reprints and reorders themselves, or
they may order these items from their photographer, depending on
how much time and money they have. This way, the couple receives
a classic marriage album to show their children and grandchildren,
as well as the ability to personalize and scrapbook to their hearts'
Wedding photography packages are as wide and varied
as the people who buy them. The market is also changing every day,
and more options become available with each passing moment.
Whether your marriage is traditional or something
out of the ordinary, there is a professional wedding photographer
to match your tastes. Don't forget that you don't have to buy the
whole wedding photography package, either.
You can always hire a photographer for his time
and buy the negatives and proofs or you can find a package that
offers you a little bit everything you want. The choice is always
up to you.