Wedding Planning – Helping the Bride and Groom Plan their Wedding Day – Wedding Photography Hints And Tips
You want your wedding photos to last a lifetime, as they will capture the events of your special day so that you can look back on them in years to come and remember what it was like. It is extremely important to make sure that you pick a photographer that has a good reputation, as they only get once chance on the day.
You might like to shop around for photographers and ask them to provide you with some examples of other wedding photos that they have taken, then you can judge for yourself if you like their style of work.
Once you have found a photographer you will need to sit down with them to discuss the ideas that you have and what you are expecting out of the photos that are going to be taken. It is also important that you get along well with your photographer, as you will be spending most of the day with them. You won’t be very happy if on the day you get a photographer who is bossy and rude, as it will ruin the overall photo shoot. You will be looking for someone who makes the day even more memorable for you, and gets everyone involved and smiling in all the pictures by saying something funny or by pulling funny faces.
Overall, you want someone who is going to make you feel at ease with what they are doing. When it comes to the costs there are no limitations, you can spend as much as you want. You should book at least 1 year in advance just to be on the safe side, especially if the photographer is highly recommended.
If possible, try to leave a little bit more money aside for the photos, as you are going to get what you pay for. The photographer will most probably ask for a 50 percent deposit at the time of booking and you can pay the rest before the wedding date. You will need to allow between 1-3 hours of the day for photographs.
Let our photographer know what time of the day the photos will be taken and where they will be taken. There are many different options on how your photos can be developed, make sure that you discuss these with the photographer prior to the wedding day, and discuss the photography with your beauty and make-up artist, as they have special ways that can make you look that little bit better in the wedding photos.
Once the photos have been taken and the proofs developed you can then start making your own wedding album to capture your special day.