I’ve always loved looking at wedding photos. I love the expressions and joy that are captured by the amazingly talented wedding photographers I follow on social media. When we got engaged I knew I had to book the perfect wedding photographer. Your wedding photo’s are one of the few things that last a lifetime and I don’t just want nice photos, I want spectacular ones!
I first met Phil Smith of Phil Smith Photography at a wedding fayre that we were both exhibiting at; it was rather quiet and we got chatting. Phil is such a personable bloke that we hit it off right away, the fact that his photos blew me away was just a bonus. A few years later, when I opened my wedding gallery I invited Phil to exhibit there as he was one of the wedding photographers that I admired most and I knew others would love his work. Not only does Phil have an amazing eye for breathtaking images, but he is a really nice guy that makes it a pleasure to work with him.
I was also fortunate enough to work with Phil on a photo shoot a couple of years ago, we had so much fun and the resulting images were nothing short of spectacular. Working with him that day was probably one of the best working day’s I’ve ever had.
So, obviously when we got engaged the first thing I did was call Phil……….oh of course it wasn’t!!! I never make things easy on myself. I contacted another amazing wedding photographer who I know really well and she wasn’t available for our wedding date, so we took to the internet and looked at some other photographers. I wanted to look around and see who else was out there as Phil’s prices had gone up and even though I believed he was worth every penny, our budget just didn’t stretch to that price range. But, after a long hard look for the perfect wedding photographer and comparing every single photographer’s work to Phil’s, we thought sod it. We wanted Phil to photograph our wedding. I know that he will capture every amazing moment in a way that no one else would. Plus, I know we will both be relaxed around Phil and that will mean even more beautiful photographs.
I’m so happy we have stretched our budget and booked Phil. Not having favours in order to pay the extra to have someone like him photograph our wedding is so worth it. I think you can tell by the amazing photos in this post he’s worth his weight in gold and is the perfect wedding photographer for us!
The moral of this story is: if you find a supplier you love and know is worth every penny they charge and your budget doesn’t quite allow for them, make a sacrifice elsewhere in your budget; you won’t regret it!