Wedding Photography Tips For The Bride
With whoever you hire for your wedding photography there are some universal hints that will ensure that you get what you want from you pictures and get the most from your wedding photographer.
1. Communicate the must have shots to your photographer. Spend the time before you even pick your wedding photographer to find the style you like and ensure that the person you pick matches that style. Spend time on pinterest, facebook and other photo sites to discover other posses and neat ideas that you might like. Discuss these early with your photographer.
2. Find an advocate. It is hard for your photographer to know everyone in your wedding party. It would be helpful prior to your special day to have someone who knows a lot of the party to help co-ordinate. This makes sure that the photo session goes as smooth and quick as possible. This person should have a wedding photography shot list with the people required so that they can get people ready prior to each shot. Also try to group the shots by the required people. Get any kids or older family members out of the way first so that they can head to the reception. This is even more critical if your wedding day may be a hot summers day.
3. Make sure you set enough time aside for pictures. No one wants to be rushed. If it is warm you may need to step back into the limo to cool off and have a drink during your wedding photography. It can take 15-20 min to setup and take a proper portrait and to make sure you get everything you want to remember you don’t want to be rushing. If you are concerned about time (and not worried about superstitions) you can always have some of the pictures taken prior to the ceremony. It is a little unconventional but does allow for a more relaxed atmosphere.