Your wedding day is your star, so you have an entourage of videographers and photographers who will do anything to capture that perfect shot. Once you have hired them, you should feel like you are on the red carpet for your wedding day photos. How to prepare for your close-up and make sure you look fabulous on video and film.
Find the Right Shooter
Most couples regard their videographer and photographer as the most important vendors. It’s not surprising that the details of your wedding are kept in your leather bound wedding photo album and DVD. This doesn’t mean your wedding will be boring. However, most brides find it is a blurry affair. Your videographer and photographer should capture the most important moments.
Pick a professional whose style is most in line with your vision. You should not expect professional results if you see too many photos with shadows around the eyes or nose. You can expect the same quality from your photos if you admire the way that a photographer uses soft lighting to create romantic looks.
It’s best to start looking for your videographer and photographer as soon as your wedding date has been set. The best pros are booked months ahead of time, just like other vendors. These are some tips to help you find the perfect professional.
- For samples and galleries of their work, take a look at the website of the videographer and photographer.
- Once you have chosen a photographer to work with, ask them if they can recommend a video producer.
- You can also work with a studio offering both video and photography. You get the benefit of knowing that your video and photo team are familiar with each others’ styles and will work together to provide you with the best coverage.
- Agents representing photographers can match you with a professional who is suited to your style for your wedding. This makes it easy to find your photographer. This can mean that you might not have as much time with your photographer before the wedding.
Important Questions …
After narrowing down your search to a handful of potential videographers and photographers, ask them some fundamental questions about their approach.
- What are the costs of the services?
- What equipment do you use?
- Can I buy negatives from a film camera?
- Do you offer raw video footage
- What protection and guarantees do you offer in case you get sick?
- How do you get the best out of this subject?
You might also want to ask more questions. This will give you a glimpse of his work philosophy and allow you to see how passionate he is about the craft. Several great questions include:
- What inspired you to get into a career of photography/videography?
- What are you most proud of about your job?
- Do you have a favorite shot at every wedding?
- Is your style different since you started in the wedding video/photography industry?
Timeline of a Wedding
You also need to know how many hours your video and photo team will be spending shooting. Make sure you plan ahead and let your photographer know when the wedding is. Proper planning will save you a lot of headaches when taking getting-ready photos.
You might consider capturing the movements that you don’t normally see on your wedding day. Two cameramen are highly recommended for better coverage. Work with them to create a list of the most important moments. A classic example is a montage showing you and your bridesmaids in preparation, followed by shots of the groom and his men before the ceremony. It will show you how he dealt with nerves. You might also miss some important and touching moments (unless they are captured on film). These include your parents’ reactions to your vows, your smiles and laughter during the toast, and your expressions when you make your grand entry.
These are five additional glamorous shots that you should add to your album.
- Before the ceremony, touch up your lipstick with a mirror.
- Make your grand exit from ceremony to cheering crowd.
- As you leave the room, smile and hold hands with your husband.
- Kissing under a golden sunset.
- As you leave the reception, kiss in the backseat.
Striking a Pose
Don’t be alarmed if you feel like you don’t look good in front of the camera. After having your hair and makeup done you will look great. Part 2 will be about:
- How to create a beautiful album. Tips to create a balanced photo book
- Studying your favourite photos.
- Don’t be distracted by the camera, and get comfortable with your shooter.
- Digital or film photography.
- Ready for HD Video.
Gallery Of Wedding Photos
Love Wedding Photos And Film gallery of wedding photos shows a broad range of images created personally by us at various weddings in and around Edinburgh and throughout Scotland.