Photographing a wedding isn't for the faint of heart and can be stressful for even the most experienced photographers. Unlike other photo sessions, you can't easily go back and have a redo if things go wrong, so getting great photos as the wedding preparations and wedding unfold is vital. However, you can relieve some of the stress your wedding photographer may be feeling by doing a few simple things to make your photography session a success.
Be mindful of the dressing room
Know what room you will be using to get dressed on the day of the wedding by visiting your church or venue in advance. Try to choose an attractive and uncluttered room for getting ready, preferably a room done in neutral tones. There's nothing worse than lovely wedding photos taken with a background filled with clutter or in a glaring color.
Be honest about your expectations
Be upfront with your wedding photographer when you have your first meeting. It's your big day and you should determine what shots are most important to you or if you have a request for any special photos. Photographers are usually happy to accommodate any special requests you have and will work with you to get the shots that are most important to you on your wedding day.
Don't change your mind at the last minute
Arriving at your wedding venue and deciding you want to add photo sessions or change what you discussed at your consultation is never a good idea. Stick with what you agreed upon. Your photographer already has the right lenses and equipment set up for your chosen shots and changing at the last minute can create chaos.
Have items you want photographed laid out
Don't wait until your photographer arrives to locate any items you want photographed. Whether it's wedding invitations, special jewelry, or your grandmother's vintage handkerchief, having these items ready will save you and your photographer time that can be devoted to taking more great shots.
Capturing wonderful photos of your beautiful wedding day rests in the hands of your photographer who is responsible for documenting all the important events of the day. Being considerate of the things you discussed at your initial meeting and sticking with what you decided on is important to keep things flowing smoothly on your wedding day. Tidying up the dressing room and having items laid out and ready to be photographed will help relieve stress, and your photographer will appreciate your efforts. Contact a wedding photographer near you today to learn more.