Weddings are special days in our lives. We spend a lot of time and effort in planning our perfect
wedding day. From the food, the guest list, the venue to the dresses- we spend a lot of time in choosing the best of these. But when the day is done, the food is served, the guests leave and the lights go off; what remains with you are unforgettable memories- and the wedding photographs. Wedding photographs are the only tangible memories of your wedding that stay with you. As such special attention must be paid while choosing a wedding photographer and wedding videographer for the day. But even if you do select the professional wedding photographer that you think will be best for you, you have to realize that you have to work together with him to get the best wedding photographs. After all it’s your wedding, your family, your friends and a photographer is just an outsider among them. Here are some points which go a long way to give you the wedding photographs that match and exceed your expectations.
Communicate – Call or better yet hold an interview with the photographer along with your partner before the wedding day. Discuss what type of photographs you want specifically. Ask him how he goes about his work. Give him a heads up about the important events and people that you definitely want for your wedding. This gives both you and the photographer an idea of what to expect and what is expected out of them. Not only that, this also give the photographer a general idea about how you and your partner are as a couple and can help them design a photoshoot that captures the nuances of you perfectly.
Develop a storyline– stories are personal. So are weddings. That’s why the best wedding albums are those which are in the form of a storyline that depicts the events of the day as they happened. Its best to first make it clear how much time the photographer will spend on your wedding. The more time a photographer spends with you, the more time he has to capture the beauty of this very special day. Discuss with them how much time will be required by them at every stage so that you are prepared for it and do not feel rushed on the day.
Give them a freehand (somewhat) – discuss and ensure beforehand with the photographer what specify photos you want in your album. Decide beforehand the list of formal groupings that you would like to see in your wedding. They can be before or after the wedding ceremony. But do yourself a favor and don’t add any photos to the list corny clichés that are posed yet try to appear natural. If you have chosen a photographer trust him to capture the natural and candid photographs for the vent. Plus, it is also advised to not stick to a list too much. Weddings are bus events and there is so much happening throughout the day. If you stick to a list you are bound to miss out on some of the magical moments that can happen without any notice.