Notify your photographer of special shots with specific people~ Brides are so busy on their wedding day that many times they forget to inform their photographer of special shots with specific people that they are wanting. Whether it be a best friend coming in from out of town or that great grandmother that you want a picture of or maybe an heirloom at your wedding that you want to make sure you are holding in a picture. These are shots that aren’t going to be your standard shots that you will want to inform your photographer about.
Family situations~ It is much easier to discuss family situations before the big day, such as parents divorce or cases where two people may not want to be in a picture together. Weddings are a time when relatives are gathered in one spot & often times there can be conflicts. Letting your photographer know beforehand to do shots separately with specific people can save a lot of stress & prevent issues on your special day. This way no one is stepping on toes or making anyone feel uncomfortable. You can be prepared beforehand to do a shot with mom & then a shot with dad.
Hair~ Before you make a drastic change such as a new color or new haircut make sure you give yourself enough time to make the changes necessary in case you aren’t particularly fond of it. Also when deciding how to do your hair think about how you normally wear it. We often times have clients wish they would have done something different with their hair as they don’t think they look like themselves when they have a new hair style that they normally wouldn’t wear. For example if you normally wear your hair down you may not feel like you look like yourself. Hiring a professional for your hair & make up is always recommended. Hire someone you trust & be sure to do a test run prior to your wedding or photo session to be sure you are both on the same page & loving your look.
Let your photographer know what you like & what you don’t like~ Communicating with your photographer is extremely important. Everyone is unique & likes different things. Some couples prefer more traditional, posed shots and others like a creative approach with different angles, fish eye shots, candid shots & special effects. If you have a preference or want something specific let your photographer know. The shoot is about you & what it is you want. A good photographer will be able to do what it is you ask & can shoot various styles. If you see something you like or want to recreate let your photographer know & show them what you want. We want you to get the most out of your photography session so let us know what you want.
Bad Weather~ Unfortunately we can’t control the weather & neither can you. We encourage our brides to embrace the weather & make it part of their memories for their wedding day. Don’t let the weather get you down. This is your special day & regardless of the weather it will be spectacular, make it so! Your wedding day will be one to remember always. Bring out those umbrella’s & let’s make the best of the weather. A couple other alternatives just in case you have bad weather on your wedding day would be a pre-shoot or an after wedding shoot, but remember you won’t have all the family again so be sure to get the special family shots you want on your actual wedding day.
Editing & turn around times~ Our turn around times vary depending on the season, however we have extremely fast turn around times. Contact our office for specific turn around times. Intense editing such as removal of objects from an image will be done on the images that are chosen to print not on every image that you receive on the disk. If you want extra images edited we are happy to do so for an additional fee.
Don’t forget to smile & have fun~ Don’t let all the stress of planning this day take over. Once your day has finally arrived let things fall into place & enjoy the moment. This is your day to shine & be the center of attention. Enjoy it!!