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By Diana V Photography and Brieonie Jenkins
If you are in the process of booking your wedding photographer, you probably a have list of things to ask. These questions help you determine if you and your photographer will work well together to produce great photos on your wedding day. However quite often it’s the small, less obvious points that make a real difference to your final wedding photos. Here are 7 insider secrets to help you add the final touch for beautiful natural photographs of your big day.
Most of us aren’t used to professional photo shoots, it can be quite nerve wracking to have a big lens pointed our way!
Why not book an engagement shoot with your photographer? It’s a great opportunity to have a practice run, get used to being in front of the camera together and get to know your photographer a bit better.
You’ll feel much more relaxed about your photos on your wedding day, and end up with more natural shots.
Don’t forget about the light, particularly when it comes to outdoor ceremonies. There are so many factors to consider when picking your ceremony location but when you’re thinking great photos lighting is top of the list.
A professional photographer will be able to deal with any lighting situation and still give you lovely photos but consider this: A ceremony held in full sunlight can leave bride and groom painfully squinting at each other. While a having your ceremony in the shade, allows you to have a much more relaxed facial expression and casts a more flattering light on your faces.
If possible, visit your venue together with your photographer, so you can have a look around together and decide on the best location.
There’s always a positive to everything! Should you wake up to overcast skies and the threat of rain, please don’t despair. It might be annoying for other aspects of your day, but a gloomy sky is actually perfect for your wedding photos.
Clouds diffuse the sunlight and cast a lovely even light on your face, creating flattering and beautifully lit photographs.
When you have your make-up done by a professional, it will probably look a bit different from what you are used to. Your look will be forever imprinted in your photographs, make sure you feel comfortable and look like yourself.
Have a make-up trial and ask a friend to take a few photos so you can see what it looks like on camera. Or even better, coincide your make-up trial with your engagement shoot.
This is not for everyone, but an option worth considering. If your ceremony is late in the afternoon and you don’t mind seeing each other before the ceremony, you could have your bride and groom photos done before the ceremony; or even on a different day.
This allows you to spend more time with your guests after the ceremony and gives you more time for your photos. After all, so much care and love has gone into picking a beautiful venue and dress, you’ll want to make sure you have plenty of time to capture beautiful photographs of it all.
Well, not entirely, but don’t feel you need to look at the camera as soon as you notice your photographer pointing it at you. Photos where you are smiling at your loved one or are having a giggle with your bridesmaids are the ones that people normally treasure more than posed shots where everyone looks at the camera.
This is probably the single most important one. Great wedding photos aren’t about perfect make-up or posing, they are about capturing true moments of love and happiness.
So let go of all the wedding planning stress from the previous weeks, enjoy your day, smile, be happy and show you are in love.
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