Because why stress about one more thing for your wedding, when you can trust it with a professional?
Trust is one of the KEY ingredients to any relationship, and this is true for the relationship you share 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 wedding photographer.
Trusting your wedding photographer a little more in these five 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.
1. Choosing the Location of the Shot
In order to find the best places to photograph, your wedding photographer will have taken the time to familiarize themselves with your reception location, or areas around your ceremony site. They’ll know which locations are best for lighting, scenery, composition, and ease of getting to those locations based on what your timeline allows.
2. Time of Day to Shoot
Lighting is THE KEY to creating beautiful images, and using the natural light of the sun typically produces the best lighting scenario; however, that doesn’t mean any time of the day will give you the exact same results.
Your photographer will know what time of day will be best to take those dreamy outdoor shots that won’t leave harsh shadows on your face, or when to sneak outside to take sunset photos, or night inspired shots (if this is their style of photography/editing.)
Trust your photographer to know what pose is the most flattering for you.
They can see how the light is illuminating you, as well as what’s in the background. While some photographers will take into consideration any ideas you may have for your pictures, you shouldn’t be offended if they choose not to use your ideas. Most of the time, you’ll be working with limited time and light, and you don’t want to waste much of either on your big day.
4. Editing Your Photos
Trust your photographer’s creative eye for the editing process. They will know which images will look best in black & white, color, cropped and which images may need further touch-ups.
The editing process is largely a part of their editing style, and this is one of the main reasons you hired them – because you viewed their work, and you loved what you saw! Yay!
Trust them to use their professional skills, that likely took years to perfect, so they can focus on making each portrait of you as a couple stunning!
5. Handling Printing Your Photos
Your photographer knows where to get prints made and probably has a long-term relationship with a reputable printing company. The worst thing you can do is have a stunning image, order a large print, and find the colors are off, the image is blurred, or it simply looks dull.
Knowing where to get your prints made, what size they should be done in, and which ones will look best in your wedding albums, wall art, or thank you cards, is part of the package you get when you hired a professional wedding photographer. Trust them, and listen to what they think will look best for what you want.
Pro-tip: Most couples procrastinate or never end up ordering prints or a wedding album – especially if they are in charge of ordering both themselves; so, take advantage of the prints or wedding albums your wedding photographer offers in their packages. It will save you a ton of time & effort!