Here are the rest of our top 20 tips for improving your wedding photography experience. Read through them and if you have any questions, please contact us.
Tip 11: Getting Ready
If possible please choose a room with a lot of natural light to get ready in. Also keep the room as tidy and uncluttered as possible. This will help us get great “getting ready” photos for your album.
Tip 12: Wedding Day Schedule
Trust in us to help make your day go as smoothly as possible. We can help keep you on schedule and on track if you let us. We have done this many times and can help direct people. This is just another reason to hire professionals, not amateurs.
Tip 13: Flexibility
Photographers are creative people. Be flexible and open to posing, location, and shot ideas. It’s great to have some general ideas of what you want, but remember that the weather, lighting, time of day, etc.… can all impact how a portrait can and will look.
Tip 14: Do a Bridal Session
If possible, a bridal shoot should be done before the day of the wedding. This is a great way to try out your hair and makeup. Put on your dress and let’s get some portraits done! Doing a bridal session will cut the wedding day photography time down, which will make your wedding day a less stressful situation and will give you a chance to get some fun, unhurried portraits.
Tip 15: Make a Timeline
Make a timeline and share it with us, your wedding planner and the wedding party.
This way, everyone who is involved knows what is going on and where they need to be. This can help your wedding day go smoothly and with less stress.
Tip 16: Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff
Things change and things happen. Be flexible and work with what you’ve got.
A schedule is just there to let you know the order of things and is not a set in stone thing.
Don’t let changes stress you out and ruin your wedding day. Just remember what is really important.
Tip 17: Consider a Photo Booth
Let’s face it, people go to a wedding to celebrate your love and have a good time with you. A great way to capture all of your guests and have fun at your wedding is to have a photo booth. This gives you a chance to loosen up and make fun memories during the reception. The memories taken here will be a great memento to have later and can be turned into a small album or included in your main wedding album.
Tip 18: Consider Doing a First Look
A first look is where the Bride and Groom see each other before the ceremony. This is a great time for candid and sentimental portraits before the speed and craziness of the wedding itself. This is also a good opportunity for both the bride and groom to spend a few moments alone together and calm their nerves. Plus, you will love seeing the look on your future husbands face when he sees you for the 1st time in your dress.
Tip 19: Photography Budget
Please, Please, PLEASE Budget for photography. Having your day documented will mean more and more to you as time passes by. Don’t cut corners on your portraits. After the cake has been eaten & the guests have gone home, your photographs will be there to help you remember how amazing your day was.
Tip 20: Ask Your Guest to Put Their Phones Away!
We are there to take pictures and to get all the wonderful, sweet, romantic, funny, touching moments. Tell your guests not to worry about taking pictures, just enjoy themselves. Your pictures will be better if there aren’t a bunch of cameras in the way. Guests with phones, tablets & cameras often get in the way and can cause us to miss a photo.
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