Your wedding photos will be something you’ll treasure forever, so once you find a photographer you can connect with, trust them to use their expertise to call the shots.
Whenever you’ve thought about your dream wedding, you’ve probably envisioned how your photos will look. As with any phase of planning your wedding, the more thought you put into your photography upfront, the better the results will be. So we’ve put together a few helpful tips for you to consider to ensure your wedding photos will put a smile on everyone’s face.
First of all, when you’re interviewing photographers, make sure you get to meet — and get to know — the actual photographer(s) who will be shooting your wedding. The studio’s owner or salesperson can be very helpful in terms of pricing, logistics and other details, but it’s extremely important for you to be able to bond with your photographer so you won’t be strangers on your wedding day. Your comfort level with your photographer will definitely show in your photos.
There are a few other tips that may seem like common sense, but they can easily get lost in the whirlwind pace of your wedding. For example, make sure you’re well rested on your wedding day. Sometimes, that can be easier said than done when you have family and friends in town who want to party after your rehearsal dinner. Resist that temptation and get some well-earned beauty sleep. You’ll be glad you did.
Also, as you’re planning the schedule for your wedding day, make sure you build in enough time to take portraits of the two of you, your families and your wedding party so that these portraits can be taken at a relaxed pace. Otherwise, if you’re feeling rushed or a bit stressed about staying on schedule, those emotions will be reflected in your photos. Just provide your wedding guests with enough refreshments and they’ll happily wait for you. Your photographer will be glad to advise you on the amount of time to allow for these all-important photos.
Finally, you’ll need to decide whether or not you want to do a “first look.” That’s when, instead of having the groom get his first glimpse of his bride as she starts down the aisle, the couple schedules a private moment together before the ceremony begins so they can see each other for the first time as bride and groom. The choice is yours, of course, but many photographers will tell you that these are some of their favorite photos because the emotions are so touching and spontaneous. It’s a “first” that will last forever in your photos.Pin It