Every couple wants magical photos to capture their special day. As such, hiring a photographer is a major decision. Ideally, you and your partner will want to feel a connection with whomever you choose to take your wedding photos. It is important that you carefully look over his or her portfolio so that you are all on the same page as far as style is concerned. Weddings are what Schupepe does best! We have asked some seasoned professionals what they would like their clientele to know. Listed below is their top 5 answers.
1. Book an Engagement Photo Shoot
An engagement photo shoot can be seen as a trial run. You and your partner can experiment with different poses and get to know the photographer. This is a wonderful opportunity to look back at your makeup and hair to see if there are any alterations that need to be made.
2. Keep the Photographer Aware of the Timeline
If you have a wedding planner, ensure that they communicate with the photographer about your wedding day schedule. Photographers will need to plan certain things in advance, so it is best to keep them informed of any details.
3. Allow for Spontaneity and Creativity
Photographers, good photographers are experts at catching moments that other people may miss. While you may have certain details that you would like photographed, you must have faith that your photographer will capture the extra special moments that you can look back and treasure.
4. Lighting! Lighting! Lighting!
Many couples may skimp on the lighting, assuming that their outdoor wedding will have that covered. Every professional photographer will agree that the right lighting is an essential ingredient in creating beautiful photographs.
5. Keep the Focus on the Moment, not the Camera!
Trust your photographer to let you know when he or she wants you to pose or smile for the camera. The most important thing to remember is to be present in the moment – your photographer will be watching and waiting to catch these precious moments that make the most beautiful pictures.
Your wedding photos should be considered family heirlooms. If you pick your photographer wisely and follow the advice above, your great-grandchildren’s children will be oohing and aahing over your timeless wedding photos for generations to come.