Originally we were not going to have a professional photographer.
My fiance and I both have friends who are talented amateur photographers and we have asked (at least one of them) to help out.
Of course we don’t want our friends to feel stressed about the photos or miss out on enjoying the day so we came up with a compromise.
Our friends are going to take the ‘getting ready’ shots – all the candid stuff prior to the actual wedding.
We have booked a professional photographer to take all the ‘formal’ shots.
The ceremony, the bridal party, the family photos – all the ‘must haves’ but definitely no cutesy stuff and no clichés.
We might also encourage everyone to bring their cameras along to make sure the reception is well covered.