A life changing day, and while we’re focused on the many aspects that make a wedding an unforgettable event, we should also consider making a wedding photography session fulfilling for both clients and photographer.
In this list, we are going to analyze five simple tips that can surely change the mood of a wedding session, as well as improving the final quality of the photos taken.
1.) Getting your agenda in place is a lifesaver
Many people tend to neglect how much time it takes to prepare for a wedding. Even if when you acknowledge that brides need extra time for makeup and hair, the unexpected elements add that stress factor to the event. And then there’s the friend who keeps saying that your makeup artist should add more blush or tone down eye shadow, and your mother rushing over to check if your wedding dress is ready and so on.
Those minute-eating moments are risky to neglect when you know that your photographer will be at the venue, at an arranged hour, for taking you to the outdoor photo session. Arriving 5 mins late is not the same feeling as getting there over 40 minutes late because you couldn’t avoid the distractions. Then you have to rush the photographer’s work to arrive on time for the ceremony. Photographers are professionals, and they deserve to be given enough time to perform the job.
2.) Expect the unexpected
Anything can happen on your wedding day, emphasis on the “anything” part. One of the most common mishaps during photography sessions is that makeup gets ruined, or the dress of one of the bridesmaid’s tears after a wrong step. You have to plan ahead for these possible inconveniences. The Convertible Maxi Dress will give you an advantage for situations like this. It’s a quick solution because the dress shape can be quickly changed, so it can match the other bridesmaid’s style.
3.) Family photos only mean trouble
For a photographer, nothing is as stressful as shooting the family pictures. Why? Because problems start when someone wants to be close to the newlyweds but not near a cousin they disagree with. Or, when the scene is ready but aunt Sophie is nowhere to be found, and she HAS to be in the picture so the photographer has to wait up to 15 mins for a single photo, rearranging everyone afterward.
A good move is to give the photographer a list of the people you want in the picture and have someone close by help the photographer spot who these people are among the crowd. It can save precious time and contribute to crafting spontaneous moments.
4.) Tell the photographer your story
The easiest way to achieve meaningful photographs for any couple is by letting the professional know details like where you met, where the groom proposed, and if there is an important place that set a milestone in your relationship.
Unnatural, feigned poses do not add value to a wedding album, quite the opposite. A good photographer craves catching natural actions and knows that is what produces a quality job. You can even plan a visit to the place you had your first date for some unforgettable shots, and if you land up with a resourceful photographer, he or she can even recreate the conditions of the day you met. They might, for example, play a song, emulating a festival, etc.
5.) Give the photographer full access
And by full access, we mean allowing the professional to capture “backstage photographs.” The process of getting ready for the ceremony, the anxious groom waiting with his friends or parents reassuring him that everything will go smoothly, the preparations at the church and party place.
Those shots are the extra “oomph” your event deserves and can lead to amazing memories afterward, not to mention there are many details to capture without rushing to get something good at the moment of the ceremony.
In the end, it’s all about having a good chemistry with your photographer and allowing the professional to do their job. The photographer is probably as anxious as you. Regardless of the number of events done, every single event is unique.
Have fun and good luck!
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