Trust is the key ingredient to any relationship and this is true for the relationship you have with your wedding photographer. There’s a reason you chose them to capture the most important day of your life. While you may have a vision of how you want some of your images to turn out, for the most part, you are going to have to put a lot of trust in your photographer. Trusting your photographer a little more in these main areas will not only result in better images for you to remember your big day by but will also relieve you of some stress as well.
1. Tell us You Trust Us and Then Actually Mean it!
Trust your photographer’s creative eye to create magic for you on your wedding day. Trust (to us) means asking what time is best for photos and adjusting your timeline accordingly. Trust is giving us authority to make decisions regarding the location and time of your portraits to produce those stunning photos you dream of having on your wedding day. We want to create photos for you that other people will be pinning on Pinterest.
2. Time of Day to Shoot
Lighting is key to creating beautiful images and using the natural light of the sun to produce the best lighting setting but that doesn’t mean any time of the day will give you the same results. Trust us that we will know the best location based on the time of day using the placement of the sun to produce the best images that are both flattering and stunning. The last thing we want is harsh shadows on your face or hot spots on your gorgeous wedding dress.
Trusting your photographer to know what pose is the most flattering for you is so important. We can see how the light is illuminating you and what is in the background. There’s no better way than doing this with an engagement session. Not only is this a great way to get to know your wedding photographer but engagement sessions are the perfect opportunity to get comfy in front of the camera and learn all the posing tips and tricks prior to your wedding day. It’s also such a good opportunity for us to determine which poses are the most flattering and showcase who you are as a couple.
4. Choosing the Location of the Shot
You wedding photographer will have taken the time to familiarize themselves with your reception location or areas around your ceremony site to find the best places to photograph. They’ll know where gets the best light and where the best scenery is.
5. Handling Printing Your Photos
Your photographer knows where to get prints made and probably has a long-term relationship with a reputable printing company. The worst thing you can do is have a stunning image, order a large print and find the colours are off, the image is blurred or it simply looks dull. Knowing where to get your prints made, what size they should be done in and which ones will look best in your albums, wall art or thank you cards is part of the package you get when you hired a professional photographer. Trust them and listen to what they think will look best for what you want.
I can’t speak for every wedding photographer but these are some key things I have come across over the years and would love for you to take into consideration.
Brides, how do you feel about this list? Let us know below as I would love to hear your thoughts!