How to get ready for a wedding photoshoot
When preparing for a wedding ceremony, sooner or later the question comes to the fore: how to choose a qualified wedding photographer and look so that your wedding photos will be unique and will capture your happiness for years to come?
Should you use the services of a professional wedding photographer?
Of course you should! There are plenty of benefits that are visible to the naked eye:
– First, a high-class wedding photographer will help you create a unique photo album that will not leave indifferent not only loyal family and friends, but also your friends and acquaintances. Even if they have familiarized themselves with a couple of dozen identical wedding albums in their lives – they haven’t seen this yet!
– Secondly, if for any reason there is a question of what is better, video or photography, opt for professional wedding photography. Photos are easy to process with the help of special programs, they do not show up so obviously the staging, and finally, pictures can be printed and shown in any conditions, including those far from ideal in terms of technical support.
If you decide to invite a professional wedding photographer to the wedding, do not flip through the pages of the newspapers. In this case, there is too high a risk that the qualifications of the hired “specialist” will be very low, and the unique wedding moments will be spoiled. Trying to save money by hiring a “terminator” – a photographer and videographer “in one” – should also be wary: in an effort to kill two birds with one stone you can get both the first and the second poor quality. Remember that a miser pays twice, and the wedding mood and memorable moments will not return.
The best option would be to contact a photo agency that specializes in supplying the services of professional wedding photographers. Here you can read a selection of works offered by photographers and choose a master to your liking. If it seems to you that you will never be able to become as natural as professional photomodels in photos, do not forget that with proper training you may well be able to compete with them. After all, there simply can’t be more beautiful and charming people than you on your wedding day.
Payment to the wedding photographer is usually by the hour, but if you can afford it, you can spend up to 1/2 of the cost of the wedding dress on the services of a photographer. If you pay by the hour, you can choose when the photographer should finish the shoot. Most often this is done after the first wedding dance of the newlyweds.
There are nuances of shooting for every time of year and weather, but let’s focus on the main ones. In winter, especially if the registration is scheduled for the afternoon, it is recommended to take a wedding trip to landmark locations before rather than after the registry office. This is because it gets dark very early in the winter and wedding photos require a lot of light. If the weather has let you down, and it is pouring or snowing – do not get upset in vain: you can easily arrange for a studio photoshoot in excellent conditions. Brides when creating makeup should remember that pearlescent shadows distort your face in the photo. It is also not recommended to use hairspray with glitter. The groom should preferably shave smoothly, but without overzealousness: irritated and cut skin is unlikely to look advantageous both in life and on the photo. In summer, the stronger sex is advised to think about matte powder: a glossy face will remain as such in all your memorable photos. The last recommendation: be sure to give yourself a rest before the wedding, because your fresh and happy-looking face is the key to a successful photoshoot!