All couples are looking for a photographer who can take perfect wedding photos, and the chances are, your photographer would like the opportunity to capture your special day and provide you with those perfect wedding photos too. The key to amazing photos, is purely down to communication. And unfortunately since not all professional wedding photographers may not want to tell you what they truly think (out of politeness), this article is here to do it for them.
Your wedding photographer doesn’t own a crystal ball.
Although they wish that they did, your wedding photographer is unable to read your mind and anticipate what it is that you really want. This means, it’s your responsibility to be upfront and tell them exactly what you want and the things that you don’t want. It’s recommended to provide your photographer with a short list of ‘must-have’ photographs that you would like from your special day.
Photographers are not magicians.
Your wedding photographer will do their best to get the shots that you want but they are unlikely to make your wedding look like it’s come out of a high-end movie. You may have also seen something on Pinterest that you like, even though it’s great to have inspiration, your photographer is an artist and may be reluctant to copy another photographers work, so don’t expect your wedding photographs to be identical to someone else’s.
Allow your wedding photographer plenty of time.
Timelines and plenty of planning will make your photographer very happy. Nevertheless, the need to be flexible is still there. To get that perfect shot may require some time, which make take longer than you originally thought. For quality photographs don’t rush your photographer!
Don’t forget to clean up!
When your wedding photographer is due to take photos of the bride and groom getting ready for their special day, don’t forget to clean up! Half eaten breakfast serial, spilt fresh orange and empty coffee cups isn’t something you want to spot on your photographs.
It’s unlikely that you will see each and every single photo that was taken.
The truth behind this matter is that you probably don’t want to see each and every single photograph. A wedding photographer’s job is filter through all of your photographs and select only the best ones. These photos will then go through the painstaking task of finely editing them. Editing over a 2,000 (if not far more) photos will not happen.
The importance of being flexible.
Your wedding photographer understands that you most probably don’t wish to spend your entire day taking a multitude of different photos. But if there is a unique moment that presents itself, it’s highly recommended that you go with it.
Your service seems a little expensive. Can I get a discount?
Unknown to many people, wedding photographers perform a LOT of work. It’s not all about pressing a finger on a button in order to gain the best photographs. There is all the pre-planning that is involved, getting the equipment, travel, editing, softwares, computers, hard drives and much more.