Whilst certain politicians may feel that Britain has had enough of experts (here’s looking at you, Mr Gove), there comes a time when it pays to put your faith in the professional that you have employed to do a job that they are very good at. Trust is the key ingredient to any relationship and that goes for the relationship you have with your wedding photographer. After all, there’s a reason you chose them to capture the most important day of your life. While you may have a vision of how you want some of your images to turn out, for the most part, you are going to have to rely on your wedding photographer to capture your day in the best way that they can. Trusting your photographer a little more in the areas suggested below will not only result in better images for you to remember your big day by but will also relieve you of any anxiety as well. Remember – they do this every week!
1. Choosing the Location of the Shot
You wedding photographer will have taken the time to become familiar with your reception location or areas around your ceremony site to find the best places to photograph. They’ll know where to find the best light and where the most appropriate scenery is.
2. Time of Day to Shoot
Professional photographers are experts in reading the available light: its temperature, direction and power. Your photographer will know what time of day will be best to take those beautiful outdoor shots; ones that won’t leave harsh shadows on your face. They’ll also know when the best time is to try and capture a sunset or make the most of any twinkly fairy lights you may have used in your decorations.
Trust your photographer to know which pose is the most flattering for you. They can see how the light is illuminating you and what is in the background. While some photographers will take into consideration your picture ideas, you shouldn’t be offended if they don’t make the final edit. Often, they’ll be working with limited time and light and you certainly don’t want to waste any of either of those things on your big day.
4. Editing Your Photos
Trust your photographer’s creative eye during the editing process. They will know which images will look best in black and white, color, cropped and which ones to discard, if necessary. Their editing process is a part of their style and this is one of the reasons you hired them. Trust them to use their skills to make each image stunning.
5. Designing Your Album
Wedding albums have changed a lot in the last ten years or so. These days, there is an element of storytelling that influences the flow of an album. Your photographer should work with you to create an album that truly tells the story of your wedding day through a series of highlight images, from selecting the images to crafting each individual spread within the book. Designing a wedding album effectively takes skill and practice – something your photographer should have in abundance.