It’s Spring Again- time to capture those family portraits along with the blooming flowers!

  I love all of the seasons that we have up here in Prescott, AZ.  I only wish that we had a bit more of the white stuff (snow).  Spring is one of my favorite seasons.  We have so many blooming trees, wild flowers, bird and animals all around us,...

Winter wedding benefits

Are you reluctant to add yet another wedding to your friends and family's hectic summer schedule? Aris Affairs Photography, your Prescott wedding photographer, recognizes that there are great benefits that come with winter weddings. Summer is a great time for...

What to wear for your engagement photos

Before you stare into your closet in despair or speed to the mall, consider these top five tips from Aris Affairs Photography on how to dress for your Prescott engagement photoshoot. Beautiful photos are simpler than you think. 1. Choose outfits that feel like 'you'....

Capture 2018 with beautiful photographs!

We’ve all heard the saying “time flies” and it seems to be more true every year as our world seems to move faster and faster. This year, why not let Aris Affairs Photography in Prescott help you capture your year so that you can look back and...

Skip the mall, and have a photo session with Santa in November

Aris Affairs Photography suggests having your own photo session with Santa on November 10th and avoid waiting in line with the rest of the crowd at the mall! Yes, that’s right - Aris Affairs Photography, your local family photographer in Prescott, is holding...

FALL/CHRISTMAS SESSIONS

When it comes to the holidays, it is easy to get swept up in the hustle and bustle of the season and forget to take your family photos...again.  Do let this year be the same as the last year.  If you have your own camera you can put it up on a tripod and set...

Using natural light for outdoor photos

Outdoor photography provides some of the most stunning settings. The right backdrop can take you to serene, exotic, or even mystical places without leaving your city. And the best part, a beautiful picture gives you a great story to tell your friends and family. With...

The best time to take newborn photos

Once your adorable newborn has arrived, you will want to take a million pictures of your precious new family member. As a mom, you know just how important it is to capture these moments: time flies! A professional photography session is a great way to capture these...

Micro Weddings…A Wonderful Trend!

      “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” ― Lao TzuDriving down a narrow winding road through the desert when the appearance of tall trees begins as I round another bend in the road.  I am in love with the...

Celebrate Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day is the day we celebrate LOVE and those around us that we love. Why not make this Valentine’s Day one to remember and celebrate it with Aris Affairs Photography in Prescott. We’re offering just a few ideas of photo shoots that you...

The importance of family portraits

Aris Affairs Photography, your local Prescott family photographer, embraces the idea that professional family portraits are important to every family. There are a number of reasons we feel this way, and we think you will agree. Professional portraits are one way to...

Why photographs matter

When you ask people what possessions they would rescue from their burning house, one of the most frequent answers is photograph albums or their digital images. Prescott local family photographer, Aris Affairs Photography, shares why photographs matter. Here are some...

Tips for Fall family photos

Soon the monsoons will be over and Fall will be right around the corner. Aris Affairs Photography thinks the Fall is a great time to take advantage of Prescott's natural beauty and the perfect opportunity to begin the holiday season with a family photo shoot. Here are...

Have your cake and eat it too!

Are you planning a wedding on a budget?  Trust me, I have been there!  From a photographer to a bride, one bit of advice that I have is never be afraid to negotiate. The only thing you may hear is "no" and "that's ok!"  For me, if you are getting...

Tips for great cake-cutting photos at your Prescott wedding

The wedding cake is an age-old tradition which symbolizes the first activity in which the newlyweds participate together. Aris Affairs Photography has some ideas for great cake-cutting photos at your Prescott wedding! Since the wedding cake is the central focus of the...

Prepare now for your holiday cards

Have you noticed that Christmas cards have turned into family portraits with a small seasonal greeting? Good or bad, this is the new trend. Yes, it is June, but now is the time to start considering those family photos. With social media, most of us have a way to watch...

What to Wear to a Corporate Headshot

It’s been said that clothes make the man, and research shows that to be true. What we wear affects how others perceive us, and even how we perceive ourselves. Aris Affairs Photography suggests what to wear for a corporate headshots in Prescott. Men in Suits:...

A Boudoir Photo Shoot is Not Just For The Ladies and Makes A Great Valentine Gift

In a recent survey, 82% think that “boudoir photography” is a great gift idea for a spouse/significant other for a wedding, anniversary or Valentine’s Day gift. Boudoir photography is not just for women, it’s also a great gift for the guys to...

What to wear for your Spring Photo Shoot

Spring is almost here, which is our favorite time, everything is awash in new beginnings. Beautiful colors are emerging all around us, trees are becoming green again, all those local Prescott flowers are blooming make for a perfect photo backdrop opportunity. Whether...

Ideas for newborn photos

If there's a newborn in your life right now who seems to be changing before your very eyes, Prescott’s family photographer, Aris Affairs Photography, suggests these ideas for perfectly capturing your baby's precious first weeks. Studio vs HomeStudio sessions are...

Why you shouldn’t choose the cheapest wedding photographer for your wedding

Feb 13, 2018

For the best wedding and engagement photography, cotact Aris Affairs in PrescottSo your sister got married last year and they had a family member take their pictures because he only charged them $200. Unfortunately, there wasn’t  a single picture of the wedding that doesn’t look like just a snapshot. She can’t even look at even one of the most special days in her life without regret of not having captured it with professional photography. Aris Affairs Photography, your professional wedding photographer in Prescott, understands that your wedding day is a once in a lifetime affair and you want everything to be perfect, including your photographs.

One of the biggest mistake a bride can make is not doing their research when looking for the right wedding photographer. So many brides try to save a few dollars by hiring friends, or family to take their wedding photos. Many brides have tried it and been disappointed. Think of a professional wedding photography as an investment in your future joy. The cost to have a professional wedding photographer is really one of your lesser expenses (it will cost a lot less than the food you serve at your wedding), but it will pay off in great dividends, as you enjoy the memories for the rest of your life.

Professional photographers pride themselves on their equipment and generally they have the most reliable gear available and they are familiar with their equipment. Hobbyist or weekend photographers who dabble in wedding photography on the side can’t justify the cost of professional equipment, reliable backup, and proper business insurance. And then consider experience – take enough photos and anyone can show you a few good images, but can they do that day in and day out? Do they have the experience to deliver high quality images on a consistent basis? Probably not, or else – they would be running a real business. And one last point, when you hire a Professional Photographer, they are indeed putting their reputation and their livelihood on the line. You have trust, you have references, and you have a proven track record.

With wedding photography in Prescott and elsewhere, you generally get what you pay for. The less you spend, the more disappointment you risk. A friend or family member who happens to be a photography hobbyist will have much different results than a dedicated wedding professional. Ask yourself: ‘Am I willing to look at my wedding photos for the rest of my life and feel let down?’ Let Aris Affairs make your wedding pictures something you will cherish for a lifetime. We love turning Life into Art. Just call us at 928-642-4049 and let’s discuss how to take the worry out of your wedding photography.