Remember that super awesome wedding you attended two years ago? The one that looked like something that had been ripped off a bridal magazine? Remember the precise cut of the bridesmaids’ dresses? Or the shade of the groom’s boutonniere? I guess you have to scratch your head hard to remember the intricate detail of the bride’s imported mermaid gown.
Here is the deal. A wedding may be a one day event but we always hope that its memories will stay with us for as long as is possible. Sure, you may have a photographic mind that has the potential of storing data for days, but surely you will not be able to recreate the exact same images in your mind. Hence the need for quality wedding photos. It’s the only sure way to make sure that the details of the big day are preserved for years to come. Read ahead as Artville Weddings offers some useful tips on how to get the best possible photos.
Prepare in advance
Weddings don’t care that you are a last minute person that has had the good fortune of getting things done with only a few minutes to spare. With the process being long and cumbersome, only the organized will make it to the end intact. This couldn’t be truer for photography. Tarry and you will have nobody to blame when you find out that the best professionals have all been booked. Spare yourself the horror by doing your homework well in advance. Research on the available options in your area as early as possible and have a deal sealed so you can rest easy. Depend on reviews and reference to ensure that you are getting a reputable photographer.
Cheap is expensive
We all know that weddings are costly affairs and that most couples operate on a tight budget. However, you need to have your priorities set up straight. You may be able to cut corners on other items like catering and entertainment but when it comes to photography, the cheapness will shine through at the end. Forget about asking your amateur nephew to act as the designated cameraman. Remember that you are paying for memories and that you will hopefully have only one wedding.
Lighting is Key
There cannot be enough emphasis on this. Give your photos the chance to stand out by ensuring that you have the right kind of natural and artificial lighting. Have a list of the kind of places you want to have your images taken and check them out to confirm that they provide enough of this. Your reception venue may be as picturesque as they come but if it is poorly lit, consider a change in location or talk to your photographer about hiring extra lighting equipment.
Be open minded
The best wedding photos all have one thing in common: they are refreshingly different. Most of us have seen hundreds of wedding photos, most of which we can barely remember. However a slight variation in posture or an injection of humor or the unexpected ensures that an image is permanently ingrained in our minds. Dare to be creative. Push the envelope on what is considered doable and stamp your individuality on these special photos. Listen to the photographer as he/she may be able to provide some invaluable opinions. Above everything else, have fun and let loose. It is one of your happiest days, so don’t act like a sheep being led to the slaughterhouse. Give the photo session the time it deserves. Don’t be in a hurry to get over and done with it