Beautiful wedding pictures… We all want them! The memories in our souls and the photos in the album are the only timeless pieces remembering us of the incredible moment in our lives.
The wedding day is nevertheless one of the most important days in all our existences and, as a matter of fact, we should make it memorable by all means.
So, what should you do to have extraordinary pictures from your wedding day? Dear brides, here are 10 secrets to having brilliant photos:
Of course, today there are hundreds of photographers and studios and it can be quite a challenge to choose the right one. As a matter of fact, there is no “right one”, but rather the one that suits your style. We believe that 6-8 months before the big day you should start visiting some dedicated websites and blogs, and talk to newlyweds about their experience in this aspect. This should give you a proper dimension of your future effort.
Now it’s time to find out what is the minimum package any professional photographer must be ready to offer.
Remember: most of the photographers will deliver 50-100 photos/hour, so the number of pictures depends on the time.
- Photos at the church during the ceremony and at the reception.
Don’t forget to ask for photos with your family, friends, and bridesmaids and ask the photographer to present a list of details he wants to shoot (such as your shoes, the bouquet, the groom’s boutonniere, the rings etc).
- Outdoor photos: most of the brides prefer parks, botanical gardens, the church garden, if any, or beaches.
Prepare to get your dress a little dirty but that shouldn’t be a problem as the photographer will take care of it when editing the photos.
- Photo-journalistic shots are also something to request. These are the artistic photos, those pieces showing the real talent of the photographer.
Ask for these pictures to be taken before the ceremonies (civil or religious), at the reception and the days after the wedding, if you plan to have such a photo session.
- Digital photos and slideshows.
It’s important to have your digital photos on a CD if you want to have some copies over the years. More than that, it’s entirely possible that some friends or family members will ask for some pictures for themselves.
Ask him to show some samples and consider having one for you, and two for the parents. Short versions of the album should be offered to the bridesmaids and groomsmen.
We believe the best way to have a great photo experience is to research and interview at least three photographers. Remember you will spend a lot of time with this person before and during the event. In many situations, as stated before, there can be an after party session, too. So, it’s crucial to have a friendly professional next to you.