7 Great Tips to Guarantee You Will Have the Most Fabulous Wedding Day Photographs
Your Wedding Day is likely to be one of the most memorable days of your life. That’s why it’s important to prepare for it well and ensure that your photographs will capture the essence of your special day.
Here are seven great tips to help you make this happen in advance of your own wedding celebration.
Tip One: Book the Right Photographer – and Leave Enough Time!
This sounds easy, but in fact, you will need to think carefully about choosing a photographer. If you want to have a photo album from your wedding that’s creative, professional, and individually tailored to your wishes, then it’s important to locate an exceptional photographer. Don’t just pick the first one that comes along or the one that your relatives recommend. Look online and see if you can find a photographer who offers more than the standard set pieces. The best photographers are usually snapped up quickly, so start looking early, and spend some time thinking about the kind of photographs you really want.
Tip Two: Order Some Engagement Photographs
This is a great thing to do in its own right, but it’s also a good way to put your wedding photographer through his or her paces. It’s a good idea to discuss your preferences in advance, and then let your photographer show you what they can do. Don’t be afraid to experiment. Use this chance to get to know your photographer. After the engagement shoot is over, you will have gained some valuable experience, and you will be more confident in front of the camera when the big day comes.
Tip Three: Think about the Light and Discuss it with Your Photographer
Most weddings have a theme, whether it’s a fairy-tale, white-veiled affair, or a steampunk extravaganza, or a Bohemian Garden Party with pastel flowers. Each theme has implications when it comes to lighting. Talk to your photographer with lighting requirements in mind. A good photographer will help you think of unique indoor and outdoor scenes to capture the atmosphere of your wedding. Time spent talking about your dreams at this stage will ensure that everything comes together smoothly in time for the wedding.
Tip Four: Get Creative and Go For a Photojournalistic Approach
Traditional wedding photographs tend to be simple, stylish and above all, static. The wedding party and the guests pose in specific positions that are designed to capture all the festive outfits in a suitably formal way. There is nothing wrong with this approach and most couples will want to have a few formal portraits for posterity. However, there is so much more than a skilled photographer can offer. Consider allowing your photographer to assemble a collection of informal images that are taken over the course of the whole day. Think of it like a photojournalistic adventure, which captures the laughs, smiles, tears and playful moments that happen in every wedding.
Tip Five: Clarify the Ground Rules in Advance
This goes for your guests as well as your photographer. You may wish to request a mobile phone ban for the formal part of the ceremony so that your official photographs are clear of distractions. The celebrant might have particular rules about where and when photography is allowed, and so it pays to clarify all this in advance and avoid any disappointing surprises.
Tip Six: Look After Your Photographer ***
Treat your photographer well, and you will be sure to have better results. Your photographer will be working hard on your behalf, and so it’s only natural that they should be invited to join you for any refreshments and dinner, moreover they should have a place to store their equipment safely. Ask them what they need, and make sure that you provide everything to make their job as easy as possible.
Tip Seven: Have Fun and Don’t Worry About the Photographs!
If you have followed the seven tips above, then you should not have any concerns about the photographs on the day. Trust your photographer to follow your instructions. Relax and enjoy every moment, because the right professional photographer will take care of all the details.
Follow these seven tips to create the most fantastic and memorable photos of your wedding!
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