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Photos allow you to capture moments in time that you wish would last forever. Some of these occasions might be life changing from a wedding to birthday’s, but other moments might just be ordinary. The best way to ensure that your photos look amazing and capture the moment perfectly is to hire a professional photographer.
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WEDDINGS-"We met Patrycja at my husband's cousin's wedding. She was so goofy and fun and had this wonderful energy about her that just spread to everyone in the bridal party. When my husband proposed the first thing we said was we have to have her! She quickly fits in and I would consider her a part of our family now. I am amazed she easily molds to each couple she captures. She uses a uniquely different style for each couple that fits who they are and the theme of the wedding. I still can't believe the beautiful pictures she took at our wedding. Every time I look at them I am awed by her skill (and of course, my beauty ;) Lindsey Wosik, Toronto, Ontario
KIDS AND FAMILIES-"I recommend these people to all stressed out parents everywhere. Pat and Tom are excellent with children. They established comfortable photo-shoot atmosphere and engaged my kids throughout the shoot. My kids were outright encouraged to play and shake their sillies out and responded to Pat and Tom's kindness and playfulness with big grins and lots of smiles. Pictures are amazing. Funky ideas and fresh takes on the old and tried. Additionally, price point is of great concern to me and I got exactly, if not more, what I was looking for for a great price, Pat and Tom you are great. Thank you for awesome pictures. We'll sure use your services again. Anna B., La Grange Park, IL
PORTRAITS AND HEADSHOOTS-"I was working with Patricia on images for my work and my blog. From a first minute I knew that I will be working with someone extraordinary! Someone who is not only a nicest person but also an amazing professional artist. Her work ethics and ability to listen and transform the images into reality are outstanding. She has unbelievable eye to detail and can see things beyond my imagination. That's why working with her was one of the most amazing experiences. She creates magic!!" Jacob Neminarz, Chicago, IL
PROFESSIONALS-"Patrycja is awesome! She comes in, sets up the equipment and before you realize she is taking great shots of everyone making you look like a model. I am so happy with the results of our heads shots and team photos! Great job! Keep up the good work and I will continue to refer you :)" Ania Kozera, Ultimate Rate Mortgage
CHICAGO WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS
Introducing wedding photographers and why you may need them
The wedding is one event you don’t want to repeat, but you also want it to last forever in your memory. Well, the best way to that is through pictures. Wedding photos can be especially nostalgic, and remind you of what is perhaps the best day of your life. For a memory that precious, you shouldn’t gamble with an amateur photographer, not while there are a number of professional Chicago wedding photographers.
Professional photographers usually undergo some kind of training to learn the basics of photography; and are subsequently licensed as Certified Professional Photographers (CPP). You’re much safer letting a CPP cover your wedding than delegating the task to your brother or sister, no matter how adorable they are.
So why is it important to get a professional?
There’s a reason people usually make the decision of hiring a photographer, and here are some of them:
Taking Perfect Wedding Photos depends on several aspects coming together such as lighting and timing. These are extremely difficult to capture if you are not well trained.
A good CPP is also well versed in all qualities of a picture such as lighting, posing, balance and much more. Afterwards, they are able to edit the photos with specialized software to achieve the exact effect required. You simply can’t master all these skills on your own in a day.
You need someone with a powerful camera capable of capturing every tiny detail throughout the wedding. Remember you will probably be admiring these photos for decades to come, and you want them to be nothing short of perfect. While some of the wedding photos taken by smartphones may be good, only a professional camera will deliver consistent results.
There’s also more than just the camera, other technical equipment is required that will add to the picture quality and produce an amazing (Tips To Save Big On Wedding Photography) final product.
There are usually two forms of wedding photos, traditional and photojournalistic. See also: Different Wedding Photography Styles.
Traditional photos are those that are taken when the subjects pose while photojournalistic pictures are more candid. You need to have both of these styles represented in your final album to capture every moment. A CPP is able to deliver both of these styles because of their training and will probably capture some very special moments you will truly appreciate. While it’s true anyone can try to do this, an amateur won’t be able to do it and maintain high standards all through.
An untrained person can take a good picture every now and then, and some selfies on the Internet can win awards. But a professional photographer will always produce good work. For this reason, you should only trust such a professional to take the best possible wedding pictures.
A hired CPP always thrives to produce their best work, and they will go that extra mile to achieve the intended result. Remember that this is the job they are trained and hired for, and you can trust that they will take it seriously.
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Chicago wedding Photographers
Chicago wedding photography - Photographers may all be trained to use equipment and to determine the lighting and such technical details in photography, but as artists, there are some who are better. This is why there are photo contests. Anyway, the idea is to find one of the Chicago wedding photographers who match your style and need. Make sure you take not of the following:
The Professional Photographers of America website is a great resource to confirm whether a certain photographer is properly trained. That said, there are still plenty of Chicago wedding photographers who are very good at what they do, despite not being formally registered.
All professional wedding photographers usually keep a portfolio of their previous work. They should allow you to go through it first to determine if they are any good. There’s an art to picture-taking that can’t be explained, which is why they say a picture is worth a thousand words. And you can learn a lot about the photographer from their pictures. Check a few portfolios first before deciding on the final one; references from friends are usually welcome, but find something you are comfortable with.
Not every wedding is going to be the same, and even with proper training, issues may come up that are completely unexpected. Horror stories about situations of sudden rainfall or family members getting drunk and causing a mess are plentiful. Only a CPP who has been through a few of these problems will know how to handle them. They have learned to bring backups in case of camera failure and have been through enough bad weather to know how to improvise. Unfortunately, these lessons only come with experience and are not taught in school. Since this is your special day, do not let bad weather or silly mistakes ruin it; hire someone with plenty of experience. Lucky for you, weddings keep the photography business running and there are plenty of experienced Chicago wedding photographers.
While you may not mind that your favorite author is a jerk in real life, your wedding photographer needs to be friendly. Can you imagine a gloomy wedding photographer walking around your wedding reception and taking pictures of the happy guests? Scary, isn’t it? He might end up spoiling the entire mood in the ceremony.
In the end, it’s about you, the bride and groom, the choice is still yours and you should choose a photographer that makes both of you happy. Take note of the important qualities of a CPP but make sure you like them, that’s the only way you can make the day truly special. See also what the American Society of Media Photographers says..
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