Good Wedding photographers are good with their cameras, but remember they can be magical with getting certain things their way.
More often we get questions from clients about what all details and things they need to take care of helping us achieving those amazing photos out of their wedding day. Well it’s not that hard to understand few factors affects your wedding photos to a great extent, we decided to share these points.
Let us give few Tips for Getting Best Wedding Photos of your big day
- Know your photographer
Wedding photos are unique to the couple depending on their individual taste, and photographers have their own styles and their own strengths. So, for starters, it’s essential that both get on to the same page. That means you’d have to do a little homework, research various styles, and shortlist the ones that you think are suitable for you. Surf the Internet, check out the photographers’ sites that you have shortlisted and opt for the one that you think will do a great job. The best wedding photographers and the best candid photographers are artists that can create soul-stirring images that are timeless, ageless and eloquent celebrations of romance and wonder!
Getting to know them and allowing them to know a little about yourself will establish a rapport. This way, you don’t feel awkward and clumsy in their presence but feel pretty comfortable. Common ground yields to small talk and better understanding. Do not feel shy to be vocal about what you want.
- The venue is important
Photographers want the room to move around and take pictures at different angles- the more space they have, the better they can function. The use of color plays a great role- White floor and pastel colors for decoration helps a lot and blends well. Dark colors used for decoration are not photo friendly. Vibrant LED lights on stage are a big NO NO. Make sure your attire and background colors are jellying well too.
- Why lighting at the venue is important
Venue lighting is of paramount importance because the lighting is one of the most important factor for good photographs. Just as a great painting is the good use of shade and color, good photography is all about “painting with shade and light”. Most of the time the best wedding photos are taken where there’s an abundance of natural light. Natural indoor/outdoor lighting will always help to add an elegant touch to your photos. That said, professional wedding photographers carry portrait lights and sets of flash for changing light conditions.
- Portrait sessions
Some candid shots during your makeup is always a good idea as you can go down memory lane when you see those photos. It would be great if the bridal preparation room is not cramped- photographers want more than elbow space to capture the best wedding photos.
It’s important to time your group portraits so that nothing of value is lost. Maybe you can squeeze this in when there’s a breather between two sessions but ideally, the best time would be before the functions and rituals begin. Your make-up is fresh, you feel fresh and everyone is in a relaxed frame of mind. If you can coax your beautician to come early and get everything ready early, you can get your couple portraits on time. It’s good to get this done in your photographer will not miss out on important firsts and WOW moments. Candid photographers know how important these moments are and how much they are treasured by the couple. If you plan your time well, you’ll be rewarded with beautiful portraits that spell ‘elegance and eloquence’ along the line! Plus you would get enough time for touch up before you event starts.
- Keep photographers informed
Candid photographers and wedding photographers know how to be creative about their job, but it’s always a good idea to let them know in advance of any specific moments or particular events that you have planned and want to be captured. That way, they are prepared for the unusual and are alert for that particular moment or surprise element. Give them as free a hand as possible and the result will be visible in their output. Trusted wedding photographers are artists in their own sphere and will excel every time, provided their style is not cramped in any way.
- Relax and enjoy your wedding
These are the keys to great wedding photos –
# Keep smiling through and enjoy every moment of it and all of it will come through in the pictures.
# We know you might be conscious or nervous, stay calm and avoid serious discussions throughout your day/rituals.
# Your wedding photographer are always looking for a random look at your partner with a smile.
# Be yourself and forget about the camera
Remember, your photographer is looking to capture those rare moments that make your album ‘a storehouse of joyful memories.’
Trust and respect your wedding photographers. They will always try and give you the best memories possible out of your day. As wedding photographers it’s not just an assignment, they also put in efforts to make your day memorable.
Have a blast and leave the memory making to your wedding photographers
Hope these Tips for Getting Best Wedding Photos have helped you.
Post by DS Photography Team, Madurai, India.