Your photo’s will form the basis of all your lasting memories of your wedding day, so choosing the right photographer is one of the most important decisions you’ll make!
That sounds serious…but actually, that’s because it its!!
Once your feet touch the ground and your honeymoon is over you might have a case of the ‘post wedding’ blues, after all, you’ve been spending your every spare moment thinking about, tweaking, perfecting and planning your wedding for all this time…and now it’s over…
But guess what? There’s still more good stuff to come…your wedding pics will soon be ready!
It’s so important that you’re happy with your photo’s, because you won’t get a chance to take them again. Don’t have any regrets, make a plan and you’ll look back on those happy memories for years to come…dad walking you down the aisle, your groom glancing over his shoulder as you approach, the joke in the Best Man’s speech, that special look you shared when you said ‘I do’…
But getting the right photo’s is ALL about choosing the right photographer, so how on earth do you choose?
Firstly you need to decide the style of photo’s that you’d like, there are really 3 main styles, Reportage, Traditional and Contemporary.
Here’s a bit of a bite sized guide to each style.
REPORTAGE – This is a more relaxed and casual style of photography, sometimes known as journalistic photography, it means that your photographer tends to capture the moments as they happen, spontaneously and naturally. It can be seen as portraying the real story of your day, without staged, posed images.
With this style of photography, if you don’t ask for specific shots, you wont get them! I speak from experience, I wanted a low key, unobtrusive photographer who blended in, and he was fantastic, but I didn’t have any pictures of my mum and dad together, or of me and my new hubby together specifically posing for them, I didn’t even realise this until the photo’s arrived after we got back from honeymoon!
TRADITIONAL – This is the much more formal wedding photography that you’ll recognise when you’ve flicked back through your mum and dad’s wedding album. More conventional group pictures, images of the