Get references. It is very important that your photographer be established in the business and have good references. You will want to make sure that he or she has photographed weddings before and knows how to take proper photos otherwise you might as well just get someone to take snaps. The best way to find out about a photographer is through references. You want to make sure the photographer shows up on time and knows what to do. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity so you want to be certain to hire a professional.
, wedding photographer does not just shoot, he has to rely on photography (pun intended) of memory, make sure that it covers all of the major players on the day. wedding photographer must remember that the bride’s parents are divorced and dad can not stand my mother a new husband, or that Aunt Edna and Aunt Janice has been estranged for years, and should not be asked to pose together. (It all depends on your family history, of course).
Professionalism is also important. Does the photographer have professional equipment? A photographer is only as good as their equipment. If they have low end equipment they be assured that there will be low end photos as well. Will they be bringing backup equipment in case of an emergency? If something happens to their equipment it is impossible to stop the wedding because of the photographer. If they have backup equipment that will eliminate those issues. How will they dress at the wedding? If everyone at the wedding is wearing a tux you don’t want the photographer to show up in jeans, right? Hopefully the photographer will be professional enough to know this and wear the appropriate attire to the wedding.
All equipment can break, but do not want to risk your special day that. Does the photographer have a second or even third camera? They will have plenty of memory cards? What about additional lenses and lights? All of this is very important. Make sure they have at least two cameras, lenses, lights, and memory cards.
7:00 to 9:00 – Set up Photo Booth, guests take individual photos. To capture more shots of people VIP (very important people) list. Politely make amateur photographers do not interfere with my shots.
A good photographer will always go in advance to the venue and check from where he can click good pictures. He will see the places from where he can capture photographs with a good angle. He will go for rehearsals to get a feel for the setting and will plan out certain shoots. At the day of wedding you should have a word with the photographer and make sure that he is well equipped with all the devices that are needed. Tell him about whom you wanted to click the most and at what he should pay more attention to. Taking care of these things will be very helpful to take photographs which the bride and groom will cherish forever in their life.
4:00 to 06:00 – Check-in reception area shooting position before guests arrive. Take a photo cocktail hour, guests file. Submit an assistant photographer to capture shots couples getaway car.
Following these tips will not only make you feel and look your prettiest for your bridal portrait but also helps make the job of your wedding photographer easier.