What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Hire me. I'm a professional with years of experience and hundreds of weddings to show for it. I've met entirely too many brides with horror stories to tell, brides who accepted "gifts" of free photography from well-meaning family and friends, "gifts" that have broken the hearts of the brides and grooms. The pictures last a lifetime and longer! Hire a professional. You do not want noisy/grainy photos, over or underexposed photos, blurry photos -- hire a professional. I understand and use effective composition, proper lighting, and I will do a much better job than your well-meaning friend or family member.