I love it all. The beautiful, the memorable, the downright weird.
The tension of the ceremony gives way to serenity. Now is the time to fully enjoy the party, making a little pampering each other and dedicate himself to the guests.
The task of the photographer is to select the best views to enhance the location, but equally important is to allow the couple to enjoy a few moments of intimacy in addition to the company of relatives and friends. It is now more than ever need to understand when set up poses and when step aside to avoid being intrusive.
Things Brides Do That Make Photographers Go Crazy!
As much as you love wedding planning, it’s best to let the pros handle their jobs on the day of. It’s safe to say that you and your photographer have the same goal for your wedding: gorgeous pictures that capture all of the magic of your event.
If you’ve researched the photographer’s work, met for a consultation and feel confident that it’s a good match, there should be nothing standing in the way of both achieving that shared goal… except, perhaps, you.
Wedding photographers LOVE their brides—it’s safe to say they wouldn’t be doing this job otherwise. And with that love is the want to deliver the highest quality pictures possible. But that becomes increasingly more difficult as brides—along with their entourage of family and friends—sometimes create cumbersome obstacles that make photographers feel like hurdle jumpers training for the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio. On your wedding day, leave the picture taking—and all that goes with it—to the professional. And when it comes to the following, just… don’t.
Pose Like a Supermodel: remember that photographers are there to document your wedding day, not hold a personal photo shoot. While there will be some formal pictures, your job is not to strike a pose. What looks good through the lens might feel a bit awkward in real life, so trust your photographer and follow the cues given. Add an Orange Glow: While it’s admirable to take a safer approach to a sun-kissed skin shade, your natural complexion will read better in pictures. You can always ask your photographer to warm up your tone in the editing process, which is time better spent than filling in the white spots missed by your tanner. Leave Photographers Out of the Planning: Having shot countless weddings, your photographer knows best if it’s possible to capture the 200 family photos you’ve requested and still make it to your cocktail hour on time. A schedule is great for keeping the day’s events moving ahead, but make sure you give everyone the time needed to do their jobs.