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We get it. You’re eloping because you don’t need anyone’s damn help, opinion or judgement — and you’re ready to take on the world with just each other.

But, might you be forgetting something important? The photos!

When planning a Vegas elopement, many couples tend to think only of the ceremony. But, it’s also crucial to have a professional photographer on hand to capture your special day.

Not only will they be there to take high-quality magazine-worthy pictures of both posed and candid moments, but they can also help ensure that your day goes smoothly. 

In this blog post hosted by Electric Sugar Elopements, we’ll examine a few of the bonus benefits of hiring a pro for your tradition-busting elopement – beyond just the killer images they’ll score for you, of course.

Styling Help

When you hire a professional photographer, you also tap into their other areas of expertise. Many photographers today offer styling services for wedding shoots, including wardrobe coordination and makeup artistry.

This can be incredibly beneficial if you’re looking for help making sure your elopement looks picture-perfect, without having to put in all the work yourself.

Sure they could fix it in post, but it’s easier to push that droopy lock of hair back into place or roll that damn garbage can out of the frame while you’re on site. A good photographer notices those sorts of things.

Don’t think these kinds of things matter? Check out the average salary of a set dresser! That’s basically one of the unspecified jobs a good photographer will perform for you.

Stress Relief

The best photographers are like a duck on a lake during high winds and rolling waves.

They look calm, cool and collected from shore, but under the water their legs are kicking up a storm in order to make it look that smooth. They’ll do many small tasks and stress over a lot of the little things, so that you don’t have to.

A true pro will be able to help you navigate your timeline, some even provide it for you, as well as help handle unexpected diversions such as shitty weather and other environmental concerns.

And because the camera doesn’t lie, good photogs want everything to line up perfectly.

That’s why, in addition to keeping everyone on schedule, setting up shots, and managing any unexpected difficulties that may arise during the shoot, they also help you stay loose, happy and enjoy the moment.

When you are able to focus on enjoying the moment with your partner, because the photographer is the one managing the stressfulness of the day instead of you, the photos turn out 100 times better.

A skilled photographer will be an expert at helping couples chill out, which means you’ll forget about the camera and be yourselves. 

They Don’t Miss The Special Moments

An experienced wedding photographer will be able to anticipate the special moments and capture them perfectly as they happen.

Whether your Vegas elopement ceremony is taking place in a desert ghost town or amongst the spray-painted beauty of a downtown alleyway, your pro will understand where they need to be for every shot and will make sure you get all the images you want.

Essentially, they’ll always be in the right spot at the right time. You know why?

Because they get paid to freakin’ capture it! The re-creation is never the same. Either you get it or you don’t. An expert wedding photographer will make sure to get it.

This will relieve a ton of stress for you, since you can put the day into their hands without stressing about how your pictures will turn out.

They Step Back And Let You Two Enjoy The Moment

A good photographer knows how to let couples enjoy their private moments while still managing to capture them from afar. (Thanks zoom lenses!)

This is something many people who are untrained in photography may not even think about. A pro doesn’t have to be in your face to get the perfect shot. 

You can rest assured knowing that every precious moment is being preserved but not intruded upon, so that nothing takes away from the intimacy between you and your partner on this important day.

Sorry, we don’t mean to get sappy on you. LOL

You Can Make Beautiful Keepsakes With Adobe Express Using Your Finished Photos

You gotta have the goods to get the goods.  And once you receive all of your amazing photos from your expert photographer, there are plenty of ways to make beautiful keepsakes using those images.

From monthly calendars to photo cards, the creative possibilities are endless. Here are just a few projects you can make with Adobe Express:

  • Create a slideshow to share with friends and family, or just to view yourself on your computer. You can even add fun music along with your favorite shots from the big day. Use text in a font that will elevate your images.
  • Make a gorgeous wedding announcement that tells everyone about your big news. This is perfect for sharing online or with your loved ones. Customize the announcement with your wedding colors to make it more personal.
  • You can make a fun thank-you card, holiday card, or greeting card using your wedding photos. This is easy to do with Adobe’s free tools. Just choose the template you like and pick a photo that goes well with the layout.
  • Create a beautiful photo calendar that uses a different wedding photo for each month of the year. This makes a great gift for your loved ones. The hardest part is deciding which photos to use!

When planning an intimate Vegas elopement, hiring a professional photographer is often overlooked but is incredibly important.

Not only do professionals bring experience and expertise in capturing beautiful shots, but they also offer so much more before, during and after your special day.

Hiring a professional photographer will no doubt take some stress off couples during this exciting time in their lives.

Plus, with Adobe Express tools and your photographer’s permission, you can make a number of beautiful mementos to keep or share with your fan club of loved ones.

Get in touch with Electric Sugar Elopements today to talk about your elopement experience!

Guest Writer
Guest Writer