Are wedding photographers an endangered species too?
An article popped up on a website alluding to the fact that professionally photographed weddings may be starting to decline.
Out of 1000 people who responded to a survey, one in three are not going to hire a professional ‘tog instead, relying on family and friends.
A further one in three said they would be using a GoPro to record their happy day.
Does this signify a start in the decline of professional wedding photography or is there a potential bias in the survey size?
Out of all the expense a wedding day incurs, it would appear that people try to save money on the actual recording of that day. Sometimes it’s “we have this much left for the photographer”, rather than allowing a higher priority in the overall budget. Lets not forget that the photographer is there all day (normally) but what they produce only gets seen after the event. Unlike the dress, the venue, the cake, the food, the evening do etc.
Should this implied trend of not hiring a paid professional continue, the whole wedding industry better watch out. You could do away with planners. Aunt Edna is good at organising. The car, Uncle Tom has a cool car. The reception, were having a bring your own down the local pub. The hair stylist Cheryl always has great hair – she can do mine. Make up, Debs is really good at that…..you get the idea 🙂
Interestingly the survey did say that one in five who didn’t use a professional……were disappointed with the results.