The Hidden Costs of Hiring a Cheap Photographer

Written by Mehdi

Founder and chief photographer and videographer at Artmakers Studio in Tbilisi, Georgia

February 8, 2023

When it comes to capturing memories on your wedding day, choosing the right photographer is crucial. Some couples who want to get married in Tbilisi, Georgia opt for a cheap photographer, believing that it will save them money and still provide them with quality images. However, this could not be further from the truth. Here are several reasons why couples should not choose a cheap photographer for their special day.

Lack of Experience

Cheap photographers are often inexperienced, and this lack of experience can lead to many issues. They may not be familiar with the latest photography techniques or know how to capture the right shots. They may also lack beautiful posing ideas suitable for a wedding photo album. This can result in a collection of poorly lit, out of focus, or poorly composed images that fail to capture the essence of your special day.

Poor Quality Equipment

A professional photographer invests in high-quality equipment to produce stunning images (at Artmakers Studio, we use the latest cameras e.g. Sony A7IV with G-Master lenses). Cheap photographers, on the other hand, often have low-quality equipment that produces subpar images. You don’t want your wedding photos to look like they were taken on a smartphone, do you? Furthermore, if the equipment fails during the shoot, the cheap photographer may not have backup equipment, which could result in missed moments and missed memories. Those who charge you a bit more, usually have a second shooter with them. Not only does the second shooter captures moments the main photographer may miss, but also from complementary angles.

Inadequate Preparation

A professional photographer takes the time to prepare for a shoot, ensuring that they have all the necessary equipment, backup gear, and plans in place to capture every moment. Cheap photographers may not take the time to prepare adequately, which can result in missed shots, poor lighting, and other issues.

Poor Post-Production

Post-production is an essential part of photography, and it’s where the photographer can enhance the images to make them look their best. Cheap photographers often have limited post-production skills, which means that the final images may look lackluster and unprofessional. They can be so embarrassing that you may not even want to share them anywhere online!

Limited Availability

Cheap photographers may not be available when you need them. They may have many other bookings and may not be able to commit to your date, which could result in acts of unprofessionalism such as, delays, last-minute cancellations and a significant amount of stress.


Choosing a cheap photographer may seem like a good idea at first and can save you a few bucks, but it’s essential to remember that you get what you pay for. Investing in a professional photographer ensures that you’ll receive high-quality images that you can cherish for years to come. Don’t compromise on the quality of your memories; choose a professional photographer who can deliver stunning images that you’ll treasure forever.

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