A few things your Wedding photographer will want you to know

 

1. Tell your photographer about where it all happens

Sometimes your Wedding venue or church can have spaces that are literally pitch-black, or can go from deep shadow to bright sunlight in an important setting. These are helpful bits for the Wedding photographer to know about and gives us a chance to talk with the couple about the lighting and how we will go about handling it.

Light and Dark - Black and White Church

A church can have so much light and then step around the corner and suddenly the wonderful light disappears.

2. It’s important to click with your photographer.

It is always a good thing when photographer and client get along and click. Everything flows a little easier during the day, and it adds to the comfort level for everyone and this ultimately means better photos.

If by some chance everyone does not click right off, it can become harder to get an easy relaxed flow for the day.

Fun and relaxed Groom Photographs in London

A moment before we left the hotel was a quick freshening up

3.Let your Photographer into the “back areas”.

Getting to see the people involved in a more personal level can allow opportunities to create truly meaningful images. The flow does not change and we still tend to hang in the background catching the moments as they happen. Spending time shooting in this personal space can really create a brilliant relationship that carries through the day.

Brides friend having a stress release moment in Stoke Newington

4. The day is about you and should depict that.

The photos are about you and your day, so we look to create images that are personal and show something that is uniquely you. The photos are a representation of your Wedding day and we want it to be special to you. So the little (and big) things that you have added to make the day yours, tell us about them, giving the photographer the opportunity to incorporate them into the photos.

Bride shows off Kimono

The Bride and Groom were dressed in Traditional Japanese dress, which involves quite a number of steps, with a number of layers of clothing each carefully put on before the next layer. The bride wanted to show off her Kimono to her Groom.

5. Don’t feel you have to force your pose, let it be feel natural.

Sometimes a couple is really keen on a portrait while others really are not interested and hesitant. I always suggest going for a walk, and have a chat as we go. Keeping the posing simple and natural is important, it allows the couple to be themselves while creating a timeless photo. I normally create very easy poses, and then tell a joke or wait for the couple to start talking, and within moments the photo will present itself with a laugh, a kiss or even a quiet pause.