Wedding photography is just about the most popular type of photography. After all, there’s only one day in your life when everyone wants a picture of you.
Some weddings are traditional, where the bride and groom see each other before the ceremony and exchange vows, and the reception goes late into the night. Other weddings are more unconventional, with vows exchanged during cocktail hour or after the ceremony, and the wedding and reception happening on the same day.
A picture is worth a thousand words. It serves as a snapshot in time that provides a window into a person’s life. During a wedding, it is even more powerful. The wedding is the culmination of a person’s love story, and the photographer is there to capture the moments, the emotions, the love, the laughter and the tears.
No matter what type of wedding you choose, you’ll want a photographer there to get it. But if you want to take things a step further, consider hiring a professional photographer.
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Authentic wedding storytelling
Imagine a day when memories of your wedding stay with you and your loved ones forever. Every love is unique and that every couple deserves to have each moment of their wedding captured in a way that reflects who they truly are. Wedding photographers work with couples to give them the photos they will cherish for years to come. Whether it’s a long engagement or you’re planning something small, they’ll work with you closely to be sure we create the images you want, when you need them.
Our mission is very simple: To capture real moments from your special day, the way they happen. On a wedding day, you get swept up in the whirlwind of preparation and excitement––the party, the food, the dancing. All the while, behind the scenes, our professional photographers are capturing it all in pictures; smiling faces; affectionate touches; laughter; tears; in short, everything you will love to look back on for years to come.
In wedding photography preparation is key
Wedding photographers have a difficult job. They get paid and in exchange they have to deliver pictures that will be admired and treasured for generations. A bad photographer will ruin that job.
Preparation is key.
Scout the location
A good photographer will visit the venue in advance, and will scout out the best positions. He will see which backgrounds will frame the bride and groom in the best light. He will practice poses until the looks are natural, and the expressions relaxed.
Create a shot list
A shot list is a list of photos you want a photographer to take. A photographer will probably take it more or less the way you wrote it, but it’s not a bad idea to let him know exactly what you have in mind.
Your shot list lets the photographer know what you’re thinking.
A shot list lets you communicate clearly. You aren’t sending your photographer off into automatic mode. And, if you’re paying him by the hour, it saves him time, too.
A shot list also gives you more choices. It lets you decide not only on what shots you want, but on the order in which you want them.
Consider a second wedding photographer
A second photographer is just a way of ensuring that the bride and groom get the wedding pictures they want. It’s about getting variety of different angles and having both getting ready photos taken if you’re both preparing for the ceremony at two different locations.