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Choosing the Best Photographer for Your Wedding Day

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

Wedding day is one of the most memorable day in our life. All couples definitely would want to make the most out of their wedding day. Planning and making the best decision is the surest way to attain success in carrying out minute details. Careful over all planning and timing of the ceremony and wedding reception is vital for the photographer to have to allow time for more snapshots especially if you want some pictures taken before the actual wedding day. Wedding photographers share the same goals with the couple that is why, choosing a photographer requires careful weighing of options.

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Here are a few factors you should consider when choosing the right professional:

Personality – A photographer should be patient, reliable, friendly, professional, always smiling, and able to motivate large groups of people to assemble for pictures? The last thing you want is someone else to add to the stress of this hectic day.

Style – What style do you prefer? Do you want mostly candid shots, traditional poses, or a photojournalism take on your special day? If you want a combination, is the professional you selected competent in all styles? Also, do you want most of your pictures in black and white or do you prefer color? From the samples you’ve seen, do the poses look natural? Are the groups shots staged in a manner you approve of? Make sure you select a photographer that agrees with your style and philosophy on wedding photography.

Staff – Sometimes a wedding photography company is staffed by multiple photographers who take turns shooting different weddings, so it is important to find out exactly who will be coming to yours. Make sure you view samples of the photographer’s work that will actually be covering your wedding. Also, ask whether there will be an assistant. An assistant can be quite helpful in assembling groups or making everything run smoothly, but if they are going to be taking pictures as well, make sure you view their work too.

Coverage – Some people want photographs from only the ceremony which would mean 1-3 hours for the photographer, others want the works: engagement sessions, bridal photographs, rehearsal dinner pictures, photos of the ceremony and reception, and even behind the scene takes. The difference usually is only price but you have to find someone who is available and willing to shoot everything you want.

Delivery – How will you receive the pictures? Can you order albums? How many proofs can you see? Will they offer you the negatives? Or will they give you the digital files? Will it be simple for family to order reprints? These are all very important questions to ask. Most wedding photography businesses make their profits by developing the pictures, which is why they may seem so expensive. Having the company develop pictures will, however, ensure they are edited correctly, that the colors are bright, and that the final result is how the photographer intended.

Price – No one wants to choose a photographer because they are cheap, but there is only so much money in the wedding budget and unfortunately price is often the deciding factor. When discussing prices make sure you understand all of the costs. Make sure you ask if there are travel fees, overtime charges, taxes, and how much will be covered. Also, find out how much reprints and albums cost.

There are so many factors to consider and questions to ask. Just write down all your questions before you interview photographers, select a photographer well in advance, have all agreements written in a contract, and relax knowing that you picked the best possible wedding photographer you could find.

Wedding Photography – 4 Specific Styles and Techniques

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

Each photographer has his or her own style of taking pictures. After many years of shooting, you usually can narrow the various techniques and approaches into different style categories. I have narrowed it down to four different typical formats of wedding photography that we cover. We are completely and fully comfortable shooting each one and allow the couple to choose which style best represents their personality and personal flair!

1. Wedding Photojournalism

A wedding photojournalistic style of photography involves the photographer not being involved nearly as much as normal. The story is told though the photographs and emphasis is taken off of the typical posed and planned pictures. With this style of wedding photography, we tend to stand on the sidelines and shoot from the background, becoming as unobtrusive as possible. However, the photos we capture put the viewer right in the mix of what is going on. We capture natural moments that happen in reality without the typical setting up and posing a picture. With this style of photography, we consider ourselves to be “photographic storytellers,” guiding the viewer through the “story” of your wedding day. This is our choice format of wedding photography. We truly enjoy finding those definite moments of significance that often pass by too quickly and capturing them within our lens.

2. Traditional Wedding Photography

Unlike the wedding photojournalistic style, this style of photography has much involvement from the photographer. Many of the portraits are set up and posed, incorporating a more traditional approach to wedding pictures. The wedding photographer acts as a director of sorts, guiding the wedding party and guests into formations and poses for photos. Although the main style of shooting for our studio is the Wedding Photojournalistic style, we do have experience in directing and leading wedding parties into the posed group and individual formal pictures.

3. Fashion Wedding Photography

This style of wedding photography rings true with its name – it is focused on the element of fashion. Brides who request fashion wedding photos to be taken often book studio time outside of a normal wedding day shoot. This allows the photographers to plan out a session incorporating more lighting and creative techniques. Doing a fashion wedding shoot in studio also allows the bride more freedom in moving into typical fashion poses (such as the hands on the hips, hunched back pose) paired with a more serious and “fashion-like” facial expression. Both brides and grooms request this style of wedding photography to add something different and dramatic to their wedding photo album.

4. Trash The Dress Wedding Photography

Synonymous with its name, this style of wedding photography involves the “dirtying” of wedding dress worn after the fact. This style of wedding photography is also called “fearless bridal” or “rock the frock.” Typically, brides choose this after everything is said and done to offer a creative alternative to storing away their wedding dress that they will never wear again. A bride can venture out to a beach or a fountain, take pictures in city streets or on railroads, in abandoned buildings or fields, or even get muddied up in the woods. Often times, brides feel that this helps them release the deep tension from the wedding. It can be a bride’s declaration that the wedding is done and the dress will never be worn again, so why not be creative and artistic with it? At our wedding photography studio, we are more than happy to work with brides who would like to “Trash The Dress!”