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Five Reasons to Invest in your Dream Wedding Photographer

Wedding Wednesday

March 22, 2023

Ever wondered why you should invest in your dream photographer? Or thought about whether or not you should continue your search to just “see what else is out there”? Trust me, when I was a bride, I was in your shoes with countless tabs open trying to find my dream wedding photographer. I’ve told my story countless times as to why I am always team “hire your dream wedding photographer”. The synopsis — my wedding photos made me cry because of how terrible they were. To this day, my wedding photos live in an unopened envelope somewhere in a box in the back of some closet in my house.

For many couples, their wedding day is one of the most important days of their lives. It’s a day filled with love, happiness, and cherished memories that they will look back on for years to come. And, of course, you want your wedding to be perfect. One of the most important aspects of a perfect wedding is hiring a photographer to capture every moment.

One of the biggest regrets I see from couples is not investing in their dream photographer. Oftentimes due to the lack of connection with their photographer and not getting the photos they envisioned.

Your wedding photos will be the lasting memory of your special day. They will capture the emotions, the love, the details, and the moments that made your day unique. They will be the tangible reminder of the love that you and your partner share and the beginning of your life together.  These photos will be the memories that you will cherish for the rest of your life, so it is essential to invest in your dream wedding photographer.

5 Reasons why couples should invest in their dream wedding photographer:


This may not be the first thing you think about when hiring your wedding photographer. However, it is KEY since you will more than likely spending more time with your wedding photographer than with your partner on your wedding day. They will also be interacting with all of your wedding party, family, and guests throughout the day.

Pro tip: hire a photographer where you love their work but you also enjoy them as a person. The reason why is you’re going to be spending a lot of time around them. If you feel uncomfortable around them or feel like you can’t be yourself around them or even carry a basic conversation with them, it will show in your photos. Your wedding photographer can create you the most beautiful wedding images in the world, but if you did not enjoy your experience with your photographer, it will have an impact on how you view your photos.

Don’t believe me? Read this review from a previous bride:

Experience + Quality of Work

If you’re wedding photographer is experienced, they’ve seen it alllllll when it comes to a wedding. Trust me when I say they will now how to handle situations that will inevitably happen and still photograph your wedding day beautifully. Such as – what if it rains all day long, how will they handle that situation and will your wedding photos be consistent with their work. They know how to work with the lighting, the angles, and the surroundings to create stunning images that will stand the test of time. Or, if there are tricky family dynamics, will they know how to handle family photos without making it awkward or uncomfortable for your family and guests.

This is key to ensure that when unforeseen circumstances may arise, you can fully trust they will have your best interest and create you beautiful imagery so you can be fully present on your wedding day.


Your wedding photos will be the tangible memories of your special day. You will look back on them for years to come, reliving the moments captured in each shot. A dream wedding photographer will capture every emotion, every laugh, and every tear, ensuring that you have a lasting memory of your special day. It also means that you will have access to high-quality prints and albums. These will be cherished keepsakes that you and your partner can pass down to future generations. They will be a physical reminder of your love story that can be enjoyed for years to come.

In addition to capturing the special moments of your day, can help you create a vision for your photos and work with you to ensure that your personality and style shine through in the images. Plus, help you feel comfortable in front of the camera, offer tips and tricks to help you feel confident and at ease, which will ultimately result in more natural and authentic images. No stiff and contrived photos here!

Peace of mind

Hiring a professional wedding photographer will give you peace of mind. You will know that you have hired someone who is reliable, professional, and will produce quality work. 


Hiring your dream wedding photographer may seem expensive, but it is an investment. You are investing in memories that will last a lifetime. You are investing in something that you will cherish for years to come. Your wedding photos will be passed down from generation to generation, becoming a part of your family’s history.

Investing in your dream wedding photographer is a way to show your commitment to each other and your relationship. It’s a way to celebrate your love and the beginning of your life together. When you look back on your photos, you will be reminded of the love, joy, and commitment that you shared on your special day.

In conclusion, investing in a dream wedding photographer is one of the best decisions you can make and absolutely won’t regret. Your wedding day is a once-in-a-lifetime event. Remember there are no “reshoots” for a wedding day. Your photos will be a lasting reminder of your love story and the beginning of your life together. Hiring a professional photographer will ensure that your memories are captured perfectly, leaving you with a treasure trove of stunning photographs to look back on and cherish forever. So, take the time to find the right photographer for you, and invest in the wedding photography of your dreams.

engagement + wedding tips and resources

Whether or not you’re engaged, or maybe engagement is on the horizon, be sure to check out these resources we’ve got for you:

Why Every Couple Needs an Heirloom Album

4 Tips to Find a Wedding Photographer

Top Dallas Wedding Venues

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Kyrsten Ashlay Photography is a Dallas Wedding Photographer specializing in bold, heartfelt, and timeless wedding imagery for joyful couples.  You can also visit my website for more Dallas engagement sessions! I hope you found this information incredibly helpful while you plan for your upcoming engagement session.

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