7 Ways to Make a Wedding Photographer Work Easier
Did you know that the quality of wedding photos depends not only on the professional, but also on you? How to make the work of the photographer more effective - in this article.
1. MAKE A PLAN FOR WEDDING DAY IN ACCORDANCE WITH LIGHT DAY AND FEATURES OF THE SEASON
Any photographer will say that a photo shoot in summer at noon, when the scorching sun is shining, is not a good idea, as well as shooting in the autumn evening, during twilight. In order not to create unnecessary difficulties for the photographer and not to spoil your impressions of wedding photos later, consult him before compiling the timing.
The success of each shot depends on the right light, especially if it is taken outdoors. The time of the ceremony should depend not only on what time you plan to start the morning or what time you will return from the registry office, but also on whether the sunlight will not be too bright, but not too dim.
If, after talking with the photographer, you realized that there are no options to fit the shooting into the schedule, then you need to change the schedule. How to do it? The very first and most logical option is to postpone the wedding photo shoot to another day. The shooting can be done on the eve of the wedding or during the honeymoon.
If the wedding day plan is very busy, you can pre-shoot the morning of the bride. In this case, you will not be so limited by timing, and you will be able to focus only on weather and daylight hours. If the ceremony will be held in the open air, it is better to move it in the schedule of the wedding day from noon to a later time, when the sun will go to sunset.
Do not forget to consult with the photographer about the venue of the ceremony, the arrangement of tables at the banquet, so that he was comfortable to work and the result was at its best.
2. MAKE A SHORT LIST OF PHOTOS WHO YOU EXACTLY WANT TO SEE
Such a list is not a direct instruction to the photographer about how and what to shoot, it is, rather, wishes that I would like to see exactly among the frames that you get in the end. Among these photographs may be specific decor elements or images, certain poses, photos with the groom in some memorable places, photos with guests or parents, certain frames during the wedding banquet. For example, a photo of your dance with your father, the face of the groom while giving him a surprise.
Such a list of frames will help the photographer navigate among the many details and programs of the wedding day so as not to miss the moments that are important for you. Particularly useful will be indications of interesting details of the decor that you will not notice unless you specifically consider or know about them. For example, embroidery on the lapel of the jacket, engraving on the rings, the inscription on the sole of the shoes, specially prepared letters from the bride and groom to each other.
3. WARN EVERYONE ABOUT OFFICIAL GROUP PHOTOS IN ADVANCE
One of the photographer’s worst dreams is to collect all the guests scattered around the corners of the site for a group photo, and then select individual groups among them. Try to make life easier for the professional and warn the guests in advance so that they gather for a group photo shoot, for example, after the ceremony.
4. ATTTENTION FOR TIPS AND POSES
Photographer is a professional, do not forget about it during the shooting process. Be sure to listen to his advice on poses and places for a photo shoot: how to hold your head, back, arms, how to stand together and separately - these tips will help to make frames in the wedding album harmonious, and you will be saved from picky looking at your flaws in the photo.
5. TALK, DISCUSS AND LISTEN!
The key to successful work with any contractor is an open and direct dialogue. If something confuses or excites you, do not save it in yourself, immediately discuss everything with the team. This also applies to preparation and the wedding day itself: usually on the wedding day the photographer is not just one of the team, he is a friend!
The person who is with you from the early morning till the moment you walk the guests: he sees all your emotions and feelings, straightens the hairpins in the hair for the frame and helps to straighten the dress, he sees all your sincere feelings, and, of course, your excitement. Therefore, he will immediately feel if something is wrong, so feel free to share his feelings with him. But listen, in turn, to comments and advice - they will help to shoot perfectly.
6. HOLD ON TIMING
Timing is the key to the success of the entire wedding team. Of all its members, it is the photographer who is in the most stringent frames, so try to keep up with the schedule. It is best that the coordinator watches over him and reminds him of the need to move on: whether it is a wedding photo shoot, a ceremony or a wedding cake.
A competent coordinator will help make life easier for the photographer throughout the day: he will remind you that the time for shooting will soon end, that something important is planned according to the schedule at the banquet, and will tell you when you can take a break.
7. WE LEAVE SUFFICIENT TIME FOR PICTURE AND DO NOT HURRY
Wedding photo session is one of the most important blocks of the holiday. Indeed, during this time the most magical shots will turn out when you are just the two of you, the images are still fresh, and there is no fatigue yet. The most unpleasant thing for a photographer is to be limited in time.
Sometimes you only have 15-20 minutes to go for a walk, and you need to have time to make good shots during this time, which is a lot of stress both for the photographer and for you and the groom. To get a chic result, do not limit the shooting time to a minimum.