In few days, weeks, or months, you are getting married. You might be looking for a photographer, or maybe you found one already that will capture the beauty and emotions of your special day.
You searched some wedding websites and magazines looking for good samples of gorgeous brides and beautiful weddings and now you expect your photographer to produce the same results as the one that you’ve seen there. Most of the brides hire a wedding photographer thinking that the photographer will be just walking around taking pictures of the wedding and that is all that they can do. That is a mistake. When you hire a top wedding photographer you need to be sure that you use 100% of his/her talent to make the photographs of your special day look as good, if not even better, than the ones that you saw in the magazine.
You need to step up, and you need to be the star!
Let me show you how you can have the same results as the ones from the wedding magazines.
1 – Talk to your Photographer
I’ve lost count on the number of brides that have told me that they want photojournalist or traditional style photographs, even when most of them couldn’t explain to me the difference between both styles.
If you don’t know how to explain 100% what style you want, simply bring few pictures that you found in some magazines or you printed from some website and that represents the style that you like.
2 – Engagement Session – The Golden Rule
The engagement session is the Golden Rule. This session is essential for the bride and groom to have a perfect connection with the photographer. Not only that, but to get some tips from the photographer on how to work with some different poses at your wedding day (this alone will make a huge difference on the quality of your photographs).
Most men don’t feel very comfortable in front of a camera, and you don’t want to see your wedding photographs with the groom uncomfortable and not smiling.
3 – Time is everything
On your wedding day, it is important that you have a lot of extra free time to work with the photographer. Depending on what kind of pictures and styles that you selected, your photographer might need some extra time to get the shots done.
As an example; if you ask your photographer that you want some shots of the dress, flowers, arrangements, the rings with the invitation, putting on makeup, fitting the dress and etc, he/she will have to spend some extra time taking those shots. The list of things that your photographer can do for you is endless, but you need to ask and you need to give him/her some extra time.
Now that you have talked to your photographer, had your engagement session, learned few tricks on how to pose for the camera, and organized the schedule giving the photographer some extra time so he/she could complete the shot-list; it is time to relax and have some fun.
Remember that once in a while your photographer might come to you and say, “SMILE!”
Just smile, because today YOU ARE THE STAR.