Your wedding is probably the most important day of your life. You invest a lot of time and money into this day and you want your photography be a lasting memory of your special day.
Your wedding photographs will become a family heirloom. They are not just for you, but for your children and your children’s children. The pictures should take you right back to that moment in time, every time you look at them.
A photographer should capture your wedding and deliver images from the perspective of one of your guests. They should blend in, be as discreet as possible and be the story tellers of your wedding day memories.
Reportage wedding photography is all about telling your story. It’s about weaving the images together to tell the tale of your wedding day. By capturing natural moments, without staging, a photographer should capture the real you, your real wedding day. By being present and invested in your day, they should tell your real story.
Beautiful, relaxed and natural portraits of the two and the Wedding Party are also important. They should be planned in advance so that everyone knows where they should be & when. It is always useful to have a family member or friend to assist the photographer who knows both parties so that everyone who should be in the portraits, is.
You don’t want to be spending hours being positioned and photographed on your special day. Your photographer should have you in and photographed in the minimum of time with the minimum of fuss so that before you know it, you are back with your guests having fun.
Talk to your photographer, tell him exactly what you want from your photos and ensure he/she understands that. You will never get a second chance to get these special images so communication is vital before the day. Ask him to show you his shoot plan so you go in to your day with confidence and you can leave him to his job.