Why you should invest in your wedding photographer

Why you should invest in your wedding photographer

Weddings can be expensive; no doubt about that. There’s lots of things that you’ll end up spending money on, which can add up to a lot. Most couples have budgets that they try to stay within. I totally get it. And I totally understand that couples need to do what they can to stay within their budget. This can mean cutting back on spending money on certain items. Or spending less on certain things to make the budget stretch. However, one thing I’d like to explain is why you should invest in your wedding photographer. And not just any photographer. I’m talking about a good photographer whose work will make your heart sing when you see your photos.


The Wedding Day Goes By Quickly

Speaking from experience with my own wedding, the actual day is like a blur. It goes by so fast, it’s really unbelievable. Photography will not only help slow down that time for you, but also show you things that you probably missed seeing on the wedding day. And the photos will help you to relive the memories of your cherished day.


Those Details Count

Again, speaking from experience, weddings take a lot of time to plan and figure out all of the details–especially if you don’t have a wedding planner. A professional wedding photographer understands the amount of effort and money that you’ve invested in every. single. detail. We get it. That’s why a professional photographer will make sure to take photos of all of those beautiful details: the flowers, shoes, dress, decor, wedding cake, etc. Detail shots do take time, proper focus and lighting and a trained eye to showcase them beautifully. Make sure when you view a photographer’s portfolio to see how well they can capture the details.


Professional vs. Amateur

Hiring a professional photographer won’t be cheap, but it’ll be worth it. A professional has spent time, effort and money learning how to capture your wedding day beautifully. They understand how to pose the couple, wedding party and family members to document the day just right. Finally, a professional understands how to deal with poor lighting, shifting timelines, and last minute changes. Someone will no or little experience probably won’t know what to do if a wrench is thrown into the plans (weather, lighting, etc.)


It’s a Good Investment

When you invest in a professional photographer for your wedding day, you’re choosing a great place to put some of your money in your wedding budget. A professional will make sure your wedding day is going to be remembered by creating photographic heirlooms for you and your family to cherish. Remember, after the flowers have died, the clothes have faded and the food has been eaten, it’ll be your wedding photos that will help you remember everything about that day. It’s an investment in your wonderful memories. Invest wisely. 🙂


I’ve written a blog post on 10 ways to save money on your wedding. Check it out for some money saving ideas for your own wedding.

I love shooting weddings. If you’re looking for a wedding photographer, I’m glad you’ve found my page. Please feel free to contact me. I’ll be sure to send you my wedding pricing guide.

In the meantime, you can view more of my wedding photography:


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That’s what she said

That’s what she said

“That’s what she said.” Every time I hear that line, I can’t help but think of Michael Scott from, The Office. In talking about that’s what she said, one of my wonderful clients, Abby, left a really nice review about me and my business on Facebook. Im so happy over it that I had to share. (Ive been meaning to share for a while, but finally got around to doing so.)

thats what she said

In sharing the nice comment, I thought I’d share a few photos from their past portrait sessions over the last year. You can click on the links below to see more photos from each session. It’s been a pleasure working with this growing little family. Theyve been a delight to work with. I hope to work with more wonderful clients just like these guys. And I look forward to working with them more in the future. 🙂


I shoot wedding photos, family portraits, baby cake smash sessions, maternity pictures, lifestyle newborn photos and engagement sesions. I would love to shoot your portrait session. Contact me to book your portrait session or to get my wedding pricing guide.

You can check out the photo sessions that I’ve shot of this cute little family in the past year:

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5 Responses to “That’s what she said”

  1. Melody

    What a fantastic gift for her to do that for you. 🙂

  2. Lisa Lander

    Funny article intro! Good Points, keep up the good work!

  3. Katie

    I love the title!!! so sweet that you’ve been with this family for so long!

    • Black Lamb Photography

      Thanks so much for your comment Katie. I hope to get more families like this wonderful family. 🙂

Spring Child Photos in Masson-Angers

Spring Child Photos in Masson-Angers

So, today is throwback Thursday. I haven’t done one of these sorts of blog posts in a while. However, I was going through my lightroom catalogue on my computer and noticed that there was an old folder of photos that I had taken of my daughter in April of 2014. I somehow never got around to actually editing these photos. Oops! So, I took the opportunity to edit these spring child photos in Masson-Angers and then post some to my blog.


I’d love to photograph your portraits. Contact me to book a portrait session in either Ottawa or Gatineau. I have many beautiful locations I can recommend. I also shoot maternity photos, newborn lifestyle photography, weddings, engagement and cake smash photos.

You can view some other photo sessions that I’ve taken of my daughter:

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Engagement Ring Detail Photos

Ottawa Wedding Photographer

So, this afternoon I was playing around taking engagement ring detail photos using some costume jewellery as well as my own engagement ring. I had purchased a couple of pretty velvet ring boxes in the last month. I bought them to use for my 2019 weddings when I shoot detail shots of the rings. However, I’m too excited to wait until the summer when I begin shooting weddings. So, I decided to play around doing detail shots for fun.

It takes some getting used to working with macro at such a close range. However, it was great practice for me. I think the photos turned out fairly well.

I can’t wait to use these pretty boxes to shoot engagement ring detail photos during my upcoming weddings this summer. It’s going to be so much fun. I can’t wait to see the results.


Are you searching for a wedding photographer for yourself or for someone else? I’d love to set up a time to chat. In the meantime, contact me and I can send you my wedding photography pricing guide.

The two ring boxes are from the following vendors:

Blue Luxe Velvet Ring Box: Bride to Bee Paperie on Etsy

Pink Velvet Ring Box: The Mrs Box


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  1. Stormy

    These are beautiful photos! Great work <3