Things you need to know about wedding photo
So, the day is finally coming.
And you certainly don’t want any moment of that time of your life to be missed.
Of course, you want an experienced photographer to tackle this mission. And you want him/her to be your closest friend on the day so that you guys can discuss how you want your day to be captured.
But what is there to tell the photo guy?
And what can you do to make the wedding photo shooting a hassle-free task?
Here are 7 things you can do prior to that section.
1. Talk to your wedding photographer
When you go into that first consultation with the photographer, describe your wish to the person.
You may describe whether you want the sweatheart moments or how you want to include your pet in the shots to the photo man so that he knows where he should focus on.
2. Choose your style
It’s crucial to identify what you like about the style of photography. Then, find a photographer’s portfolio that matches your preference.
With the perfect matching in style, you will have the most satisfactory wedding album at the end of the day.
3. Build the relationship
Befriend the photographer will help easier communication. You should get someone you can get along with, someone who is willing to frame all of your happiest memories.
4. Prioritize the main theme
Take some time to identify your priority shots. That means you should know what to tell the photographer and videographer what to highlight.
Many host couples prefer focusing on big families, while others like moments of individuals. So, make sure you know what you want and communicate with the shooter and ensure that everyone is on the same page.
5. Set the schedule
Why is the schedule important?
Include your photographer in making your schedule is as important as including the coordinator or planner. Your photographer should have the timeline early on to preset his/her job.
For example, when you schedule the right time, you could be using as much natural light for your shots, making them perfectly bright and shiny.
Right timing also helps avoid mistakes in case anything missing or broken. Well preparation is always useful.
6. Find inspiration
If there is any Pinterest page with photos that match your liking, show that to the photographer. They can look at them and find the specific angles, poses, or anything that you want to incorporate. From there, they’ll do their own take on it.
Especially if you are bad at describing what you want with words, visual images are the best tools.
7. Make a variety
For the engagement session, it’s important to look at what kind of shots you want to get. But now make sure you have variety.
That said, you should go to different locations where you two have time to be candid without the distraction of your wedding day.
8. Unplug the guests
An unplugged wedding is where you ask your guests not to have their phones out filming or snapping photos. It’s a distraction to your guests as well as to the photographer.
One way to convey that message without being rude is you can prepare a box or a sheet with the note saying, “drop your email here, then you’ll get the photos. Please don’t use your phone during the ceremony.”
In the end
Every moment on your wedding day is precious. Those photos will become long-lasting memories full of happiness and joy. Therefore, it’s essential to have everything set up before the day.
Do you have any other experiences with the wedding photo?
Please share. Thanks for reading.