Pro Wedding Photographer vs Amateur BFF Lucy?

As a Ballarat Wedding Photographer, I’ve had a many requests for how cheap I can do my Wedding Photography. I’ve then been told that it’s too expensive & they have a “family member who has a great camera” or “a friend who just started a Photography Course. Don’t worry, we’ll just ask Aunty Lucy, she’s an amateur Wedding Photographer afterall…….

After pondering on whether I should have dropped my prices to match their budget. I, (of course), realised that my prices are set on many factors. Reducing my prices to ‘get a job’, isn’t what my business is about. Ontop of that, my ‘packages’ all come with 2 Photographers, two of them have Engagement Sessions, Prints, Canvases, Parent Books included and then I have close to $20,000 worth of gear & a shopping list EVEN longer! 

That being said, is there an advantage for Brides & Grooms to use a Professional Wedding Photographer over Aunty Lucy? Which brings me to the reason for this Blog Post.

Image Quality! It’s the bottom line…. Let’s think forward – 30 years forward. What do you have saved from your Magical day? Maybe the Dress? A Moth Eaten Suit? A piece of Freezer burnt Cake? In reality, the only thing you’ll have from your beautiful Dream Wedding will be your images!


Are you happy with mediocre ones that people will awkwardly say – they’re “nice”, or would you prefer to have Wedding Photography that’ll blow their socks off? Wedding Images that you’d love to share with your Grandkids rather than hide in the back of your Wardrobe? Realistically, I know the answer will be a resounding NO! As a Ballarat Photographer, every image I take is for you to brag about to your Grandkids!

This is exactly why you need to book a Wedding Photographer on image quality rather than your budget. Yes, it might cost a little more than you were expecting, however, I can guarantee you – in years to come, the sting of $$$$ will be long forgotten with the stunning images you’ll be showing off.

To help point bring my message home & why choosing a Professional Wedding Photographer is so important, I spent hours searching Google Images to share a few standout Wedding Photography and their BFF Lucy’s images……

Ballarat Wedding Photography
Ballarat Wedding Photography

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