I was really against the idea at first but as I thought about it more it actually made a lot of sense in our situation. Having so many close family members who have passed away I was worried about how emotional the day would be. I thought it would be good to get some of that emotion out of the way while with just Bill and me there.
So What Is ‘A First Look’ And Why Should You Consider It In Your Wedding Day?
The moment when the groom sees his bride for the first time on their wedding day is almost always an emotional one, full of surprised faces and plenty of hugs and happy tears.
Brad and Jacqui had their first date exactly 12 months before their wedding day. Yet after meeting them you would think they had know each other for years. When I asked the groom why she was 'the one' he described someone that he could easily spend hours talking about anything and everything.
Decide on the type of images and style of photography that you want.
What style of shots are you looking for on your wedding day? Do you only want candid photos or something a little more formal? I find that most brides want a combination of both posed and candid shots to get a good mix of photos without spending all day smiling at a camera.
Getting ready is a big part of a wedding day, and this time can produce some beautiful images of you and your bridal party and family. Whether you are getting ready at home or in a hotel make sure you have a done a quick tidy up prior to the wedding day. Clear any clutter, clean mirrors and tabletops as these can be used for some great reflection shots.
When you hire a professional photographer you need them to get all the critical, must have photos. These include you walking down the aisle, your first kiss, and many more. In a world where everybody owns a camera, be it a fancy DSLR, a point and shoot, or a phone or tablet camera.Unfortunately, many photographers are unable to get these photos when guests at the wedding endeavor to take their own happy snap of the event blocking the view of the photographer.
In Part 5 of this series we deep dive into getting amazing reception photos. Reception photos often begin with detailed shots of the reception venue before your guests arrive, the arrival of the bridal party, cocktail hour, the speeches, cake cutting, additional portraits, group shots, first dance, father daughter dance, dance party time, garter toss, bouquet toss, and finally your grand exit.
In our final blog post on this series of How to Get Great Wedding Photos we look at what to do with great wedding photos (digital files) after the wedding. If you have been given the digital files, what should you do with them to ensure the memories of your wedding day are safe for generations to come. We cover topics such as backing up the files through to print, wedding albums and Thank You cards.
Melissa and James were married four years ago and disaster struck when their wedding photographer did not show up to their wedding! Karen Alsop from Emerald Eye Photography in Victoria decided to help utilise a wedding photography retreat to allow James and Melissa to finally get the wedding photos they deserved.
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