June 7, 2018
Trust is the key ingredient to any relationship and this is true for the relationship you have with your wedding photographer. There’s a reason you chose them to capture the most important day of your life. While you may have a vision of how you want some of your images to turn out, for the most part, you are going to have to put a lot of trust in your photographer. Trusting your photographer a little more in these main areas will not only result in better images for you to remember your big day by but will also relieve you of some stress as well
We like to familiarize ourselves with our couples reception location or areas around their ceremony site to find the best places to photograph. We know where gets the best light and where the best scenery is. Sometimes you may want to take photos in locations that simply wont work, and you just have to understand that we have underlying reasons that you as a non-photographer probably won’t understand, and that’s okay! We don’t expect you to understand why, we just hope that you trust us.
We are natural light photographers. Lighting is key to creating beautiful images and using the natural light of the sun will produce the best lighting setting but that doesn’t mean any time of the day will give you the same results. We know what time of day will be best (usually right before sunset) to take those gorgeous outdoor shots that won’t leave harsh shadows on your face but give a gorgeous glowy result. We also know how to shoot even in the worst times of the day, like 12pm on a very sunny day. It just takes a little more effort in placing the two of you so the harsh sun doesn’t ruin the photos!
One of the reasons we are professionals is because we know what pose would be the most flattering for you. We can see how the light is illuminating you and if there is a distracting background. Personally, we love portraits that feel natural and not stiff. We always give lots of direction to our couples in order to achieve that look while also making it a priority to help our couples feel comfortable in front of the camera. Some photographers may take into consideration your picture ideas from Pinterest but try not to be offended if they (kindly!) shoot down your ideas. We always try and get all the shots our couples request, even when it’s not our style, but most times we’ll be working with limited time and light and you don’t want to waste much of either on your big day.
You should always hire a photographer whose work you LOVE. When you do this, there is no reason to question how your images may turn out! Trust your photographer’s creative eye during the editing process. They will know which images will look best in black and white, color, cropped and which ones need to be tossed. Some people worry that their photographer may toss some photos that they may love, but I promise, this is never the case. Some of the editing process is a huge part of our style and this is one of the reasons you hired us! Trust us to use our skills to make each image stunning.
We know where to get the best quality prints made through a reputable photo lab. The worst thing you can do is have a stunning image, take the digital file to order a large print and find the colors are off, the image is blurred or it simply looks dull. Not only does your photo look bad, but now your putting your photographers reputation at risk. Knowing where to get your prints made, what size they should be done in and which ones will look best in your albums, wall art or thank you cards is part of the package you get when you hired a professional photographer. Did you know you can’t have just any photo printed on a canvas? Yep! That’s right. If you want a canvas, I highly suggest you ask your photographers recommendation if the photo will work or not. Trust them and listen to what they think will look best for what you want.
Again, If you know you hired a great photographer, the best thing to do is trust them and let them do their thing! I hope this helps ease some of your nerves for the big day. What else are you having trouble giving up full control towards? Shoot us a comment below! We’d love to hear what you have to say 😊