Your wedding day is going to be a day that you will treasure forever. You want to be sure that you take the time to have the day documented as well as you can so that you can look back at pictures and videos to recall specifics about your special day any time you choose. When you're planning your wedding, taking the time to choose the right photographer to memorialize your special day is important. The guide below walks you through a few things you and the photographer need to discuss before your wedding day.
Discuss What Portions of the Day You Want them to Photograph
There are some brides who want to have their entire wedding day memorialized from start to finish. It is important to let the photographer know what elements of the day you want photographed so that they can plan their day and their fee accordingly. Booking a photographer for an entire day can be a bit costly so be sure to plan accordingly.
Discuss the Specific Pictures You Want Taken
You need to discuss with the photographer if there are specific pictures that you want him or her to take. Pictures of you getting ready, of your future spouse getting ready, or of the wedding party. If you have found creative ideas for wedding photos online, show your photographer so that he or she can plan accordingly for those specific pictures. Some pictures may require a tripod, props, or specific lighting to create the look that you want.
Discuss the Different Finishes You Want
If you want to have some pictures in black and white and some in color, you need to let the photographer know. When taking pictures in black and white, the backdrop for the pictures may need to be different than the backdrop that is used in colored pictures to ensure that nothing blends in together to make the picture look muddled.
Discuss if You Want Video of the Big Day
Many photographers also offer videography services, as well. If you want to have the day videoed, as well as photographed, it is important to let the photographer know. He or she will need to bring an assistant or two with them to make sure that all of the pictures and videos that you want can be taken at the same time.
Planning for your wedding can be hectic. Taking the time to discuss with the photographer exactly what you want will ensure that all of the time and effort you put into your wedding is memorialized forever.
Consider hiring a lifestyle photographer for even more realistic memories of your special day.