20. Remember, at YOUR wedding, you’re supposed to have the time of your life! How’s everybody enjoying the day depends on you – on what you choose to be a part of it all, on how you want your family and friends to spend that special time - remember, the more fun everybody has and the more’s going on, the greater the chance to capture all the WOW moments on FAB photographs!
19. Evening, night or daytime - wedding pictures all day long. Daytime is not the only option if you want to get interesting photographs. Allow for some time in the evening as well [the so called “golden hour”], or at night, and the FAB pics will come your way.
It’s men’s day, too. The wedding day does not only belong to the bride and the bridesmaids. The groom and his company go through a lot as well. Enjoy the day, both of you, have fun, and the WOW pictures will just … happen.
The more isn’t always the better. Inconspicuous and seemingly unattractive locations may let you get startling effects. Don’t be afraid to be different… or listen to what your photographer may have to suggest.
16. Black&white wedding photography – beautiful&practical Monochrome photography lets the audience focus on vital elements and often makes the whole thing easier for everybody when light in certain scenery is too colourful to be “mollified”. Black&white pictures redefine beauty.
15. Pack wedding photographer into your suitcase. If you’re planning to get married abroad, you have plenty of options, even if you’re on the budget. It’s good to hire someone who’s on the same page as for the style or culture you prefer. Check the prices yourself. You will be surprised to find that taking a wedding photographer with you won’t be much dearer than hiring someone local. The effects could be greater than you anticipated!
Gave up all the bells and whistles on your wedding? Didn’t go for the limo, band, and all that ritual? You don’t need it all to make The Day be YOURS. The more YOU in the mix, the better chance for FAB pics.
Get wedding dress [or wedding shoes] dirty! The dress is a vital part of your wedding… but don’t let it dictate what you should or shouldn’t do. Chill out and let the photographer surprise you how gorgeous the photos turn out.
11. If you chose reportage/documentary style wedding photography - give your man time. Wonderful, unforgettable, natural, and unique wedding photos are those taken „by surprise”, but those cant be pre-ordered or “pre-set”. While planning The Day, think if you’ll have time to “hunt” for such pictures – maybe the pre-planned shots will take the most part of your ceremony.
9. Don’t be afraid to try something new. Couples often want to copy pictures they saw earlier, but the whole fun is in trying something new, a special that is YOUR wedding day. The worst thing that could happen is that your photographs will be different, original, yours and… just WOW.
8. Photographer at your wedding is not your enemy. Remember that you are a key element in a portrait photograph that’s supposed to … show YOU. Your photographer surely has the skill and knows how to do it – but if you’re not fully involved, the pictures will be dull and boring.
7. It might sound like a non-brainer… make sure that the venue allows the use of cameras. There is no worse thing for a photographer to learn he’s not allowed to take photos or that he’s only allowed to stay at the end of the room or other place which would ruin any chance for good pictures from your special day.
6. Photo Bens, mobiles, iPads - prohibited at wedding ceremony. The choice is yours and only yours whether to trust your wedding photographer and let your guests fully engage in the ceremony. Wedding without mobiles – it’s not too much to give your photographer an opportunity to take photos with WOW factor.