It is not unusual to meet couples who think that they do not need a wedding photographer on their wedding day. Asking friends, trying to find amateurs who will be interested... I have been through it all myself and mainly because photogrpahers come at a hefty price - but they definitely have a good reason why.
Remember: when booking your photographer it is not the actual day that they spend with you that will be the most work - it is the post production. Fiding a photographer with the right style - composition, colour, mood - becomes that much more important when picking your photographer.
We love the candid, journaistic style, so get in touch for a list of trusted photographers, we would be happy to recommend them to you. And for those of you who are uncomfortable in front of the camera, consider hiring your photographer for an engagement shoot too - or just really work the selfies! Practice makes perfect....?