It wouldn't really be an exaggeration to claim that photographs are the heart of a wedding. This is the reason why wedding photography itself makes for an important part of the whole wedding planning itself. Right from researching credentials of the best affordable wedding photographers in Kolkata to planning the situations and locations for the pre-wedding shoots, there is a lot which needs to be kept in view. Strangely enough, in spite of the very significant position held by photography in weddings, there are still a few blatant misconceptions surrounding the same.

Documented below are the leading myths associated with wedding photography. To all the couples looking forward to be united in holy matrimony soon, this article should be a source of education of sorts. So, here are the details.

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Wedding Photographers Have Got a Very Easy Job at Hand!

They don't slog for more than 8-9 hours a week! That, in case, does not really justify the fee that they charge. This remains one of the commonest misconceptions surrounding wedding photography. This myth often becomes the reason why there are people who don't even bother to invest in professional services in the first place.

However, for everyone who feels that photographers have got it easy, it should be noted that they actually end up dedicating a minimum of 30 hours a week to each project. Besides clicking pictures, the associated jobs include:

  • Initial meetings
  • Consultation
  • Planning the pre-wedding shoot
  • Answering phone calls
  • Post production
  • Print production
  • Archiving files
  • DVD slideshows
  • Custom album designs

And, everyone who thought that wedding photography can be handled by amateurs, should not rule out possibilities of glitches in the end product - i.e. photography glitches that are so readily associated with lack of professional skills.

Wedding Photography Is Way Too Expensive

People are ready to believe everything that they want to believe. This particular belief is not really backed by research. Actually, “expensive”, here is a relative term. It all depends on the package that one is availing. The packages may differ in terms of prints, engagement shoots, hours of shoot and albums etc. With due research, couples will be able to zero in on packages that comply with both their needs and budget. However, to call wedding photography expensive arbitrarily is a monstrous gaffe.

Anyone Can Be Trusted

One of the commonest mistakes committed by couples is their assumption regarding the qualifications of a photographer. They are not really ready to research skills of photographers but are eager to hire just anyone recommended by friends. Initially, personal recommendations should play an important role in governing the choice in this regard. However, in no way, should it be arbitrarily deemed that recommendations are the only factors at play here.

Once couples have secured recommendations from friends, they should sit down for thorough discussions with the photographers themselves. The very first thing to remember is that there might as well be a vast difference between the styles of photography to be considered. What if the clients want to invest in candid wedding photography? What if the photographer (presently consulted) excels at traditional photography but still not at candid photography?

Author's Bio: 

The author is an experienced wedding photographer who has recently started blogging about the best wedding photographers. He conducts regular photography classes as well.