To help ensure that the critical moments on your wedding day are recorded in the best way, we've put up a few pointers to help you collaborate with your photographer to achieve the right shots.
1. Arrange for an Engagement Shoot
An engagement shoot isn't simply an occasion to take more lovely photos of you and your partner in cute outfits; it can also serve as a terrific preview of your wedding day. The engagement shoot is a terrific time to get to know your photographer's personality, get used to how they offer direction and get a sense of the types of poses they prefer. It will also assist them in getting to know you as a couple, see how you connect and determine the optimum times to capture the sweetest and most authentic moments.
2. Have a Generous Timeline
Most wedding days run long, and you want to ensure your photographer has plenty of time to capture all the photos you want. Usually, the more time your photographer has to work, the better the pictures will be. To avoid running out of time, make sure you have a generous timeline that allows enough time for your caterer, florist and other vendors to set up and get ready. If your photographer is the type who likes to take lots of family portraits, you may need to have some extra time built in to get everyone ready for the day.
3. Have a Meeting with Your Photographer
Your wedding day is a busy day for your photographer, and it can be easy to lose track of time or forget about the crucial moments in the hustle and bustle of the day. Schedule a meeting with your photographer a few weeks before your wedding day to go over the schedule and see if you have any special requests.
4. Give Them Some Creative Slack
Not every photo needs to be magazine-worthy. Sometimes, the perfect moment you're looking for is so spontaneous you just can't predict it. That's when it's great to let your photographer catch spontaneous moments that might not be exactly what you'd posed for. Your photographer can capture these unique and unexpected moments without you having to worry about everything from getting up and running to making that "just-so" face and making sure you're wearing a crown in every photo. Letting your photographer be more creative can even tell a new story about your love for each other and make the photos more emotional and meaningful.
5. Create a Groupings List
Group photos are a crucial part of capturing the big moments, and they've gotten even more critical with the addition of social media. Having a list of groupings will let your photographer know exactly how you want your family and friends arranged, whether you want them posed, candid or somewhere in between. Most photographers have experience with different family and group posing techniques, so you can trust in their expertise to get the shots you need.
The best photos are the ones that capture the moments that matter, and that can only be done if you work closely with your photographer. You can give your photographer the information they need to capture the perfect moments on your wedding day by planning and preparing.
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