personaphotography created the topic: Our top 5 tips on planning for your photos
Number one: Research.
Look at wedding magazines, ask friends for recommendations, trawl the Internet. Whose style do you like the look of? What services are important to you?
Number two: Book appointments.
Make a short list of photographers whose work you like the look of, and book an appointment to see them. Photographers often book dates a year in advance for popular dates i.e. public holidays, so book a time to see them.
Number three: Ask questions.
These meetings with photographers are crucial. Prepare a list of questions about how they can best capture your day.
Do you like what they are offering you?
Do you still like their style?
Do they run their business professionally?
Most importantly, do you like them, and will they make you feel more relaxed?
Choose the one who you believe will deliver you the most beautiful images.
Number four: Know what you’re buying.
Plain and simple – what exactly does your package include? If there is something that you would like your package to include, ask if it is possible. Don’t assume.
Number five: Plan.
The devil is in the detail. Plan your locations well before the wedding day. What locations have special meaning for you as a couple? What ideas does your photographer have? Always plan some bad weather options.
Indoor shots can be just as stunning as outdoor landscape shots if you know your location. In fact, being inside allows your photographer to be in control of the available lighting.
Make sure you discuss your “must have shots” with your photographer before the day.
Take supplies with you – snacks, comfortable shoes if you’re likely to be walking on uneven terrain. Make up, some tissues and an umbrella if the weather is looking bad.
The best advice we can give is to embrace the joy and emotion of the day. Relax and have fun.