Some tips for your wedding photo shoot
- Be sure to talk to the photographer in advance about who should be given more attention (very often it turns out that the mother, aunt, uncle or beloved grandmother forgot to take a picture with the newlyweds, and then this translates into a big headache for both the photographer and the young, who are willing to cut out the grandmother from one photo and using "almighty" Photoshop insert to the newlyweds).
- Distribute responsibilities, so you take at least part of the burden of responsibility off your shoulders. Give the photographer the cameraman and anyone else who will be working at the wedding the phone number of the person in charge so that if there are any questions it is not you who will be disturbed. Make the bridesmaid responsible for all the little things you may need throughout the day, including during the photo shoot. I generally think the maid of honour is a responsible position - you need to make life as easy as possible for the bride on the day, to help, support and take on some of the organisational responsibilities.
- Many couples take on another photographer as a precaution. In my experience, two photographers who haven't worked together will never work together on a wedding with one subject. Either there should be a clear division of responsibilities for the photographers: for example, one shoots details and guests, while the other focuses on the couple. Otherwise you'll get two photographers at a wedding, jostling with elbows for the most advantageous position, because no one will sacrifice their precious shots in favour of a 'competitor', even if they are colleagues on the day.
- Sometimes issues with foreign guests come up, and the photographer is required to know the language and be able to switch quickly. If you will have foreign guests at your wedding, clarify this point in advance.
- Don't hesitate to ask questions. Make a list of your concerns before you meet the photographer.