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Your wedding day is going to be one of the biggest and most important days of your life. No doubt you want to make sure that you preserve those memories of your ceremony and reception forever. Having quality pictures done of your wedding is very important so you want to be sure that you pick out a photographer that will do an excellent job on your pictures. When hiring a wedding photographer you want to make sure that they will get the job done right and that you will get beautiful pictures that will help you remember your wedding ceremony forever. The following are a few important questions that you need to ask when you are hiring a photographer for your nuptials.

Question #1 – Do You Have Previous Work I Can See? – It is important that you ask to see some previous work. If the photographer does not have any, this probably means that they have no experience and you will not want them doing your wedding pictures. When you look at their previous work, make sure that you see if their style is comparable to yours so you are sure to get the photos that you want.

Question #2 – Are You a Certified Professional Photographer? – You also need to be sure that you ask the photographer if they are a certified professional photographer. Most photographers are not professionally certified.  In fact, only about 6% of so called “professional” photographers are actually certified.

Question #3 – Do You Have Backup Equipment? – Ask your photographer if they have backup equipment in case of equipment failure.  It happens.  Stuff breaks.  But the last thing you need on your wedding day is for the photographer’s camera or lighting equipment to malfunction and they miss the shot.  Insist they have backup gear or go find a different photographer that does.

Question #4 – When Will I Receive My Pictures? – It is also very important that you ask when you will receive your pictures. You do not want to have to wait for months to get your pictures back so ask that an exact date be included in the contract. This way you are sure to get your wedding ceremony and reception pictures within a reasonable time period so you can start enjoying them.

Question #5 – Do You Do Videography? – Some brides and grooms want video as well as pictures done at the wedding ceremony. While some photographers may be able to provide you video, others may not offer this service. If they do, ask to see some footage. Do they edit professionally, or is it choppy and hard to hear or follow? Make sure that you find out about this before you sign a contract so you know whether or not you will need to hire a separate videographer for your wedding.

Finally, asking the right questions can help you make sure that you hire the right photographer. You want to ensure that you pick a photographer that will do a great job on your wedding photos, so be sure that you ask questions before you sign a contract with a wedding photographer.

Wedding Photography and the Use of Filters

Wedding Photography And Videography

Wedding photos convey the warmth of human emotions and rituals with grandeur and style. With couples and families deciding to walk down the aisle during winters, it is necessary to make suitable preparations. Though winters with typically overcast and chill weather may not be the most camera-friendly season, it is possible to get the best images to adorn your album. Lift the quality of photos with the following tips to freeze the moments of your wedding.

Making the most of a stark landscape
Seasons bring visual changes to surroundings, like little props in a studio. Winters traditionally get that stark look, with the mercury dipping. If wedding photo shoots take place after a snowfall, the opportunities to get exciting pictures are endless. The bride should wear make-up that is light to contrast with the stark backdrops. The beauty of a cute little boutonniere, or that adorable bouquet set against the frosty landscape will capture wonderful memories with a timeless tag.

Illuminate expressions with adequate lighting
With natural lighting expected to play truant, the couple should plan outdoor shoots with artificial lighting in mind. These shoots may take a little longer than photo sessions in natural light. Therefore, couples should plan their day keeping this in mind. For winter wedding photography, professional photographers choose tripod lighting, and other artificial lighting such as reflectors. This takes a wee bit more time than other shoots.

Choose the right dresses to stay warm and look comfortable
Winters can be bone-chilling occasions. And generally, the bride and groom are not swathed in heavy layers of clothing for a wedding. They choose dresses that are exquisite and stylish permitting comfortable mobility. Therefore, the warm clothing that the couple may additionally wear, before or during a photo shoot should be chosen with care. It should not mar the appearance of the wedding wear or leave a crumpled look.

It is all about expecting the unexpected with the right preparation and a cheerful mind. Unpredictable weather need not play spoilsport. Choose the right photographer to do justice to the big day. Discuss your itinerary with the photographer. Look at met forecasts, and tweak your plans accordingly to get the most from your photos. Wedding photography is not about appearing ordinary in extraordinary moments. It is all about appearing comfortable, with a natural warmth and spontaneity in one of the biggest moments. And this, dear reader, calls for having the best team behind that camera.

Wedding Photography and the Use of Filters

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Each photographer has his or her own style of taking pictures. After many years of shooting, you usually can narrow the various techniques and approaches into different style categories. I have narrowed it down to four different typical formats of wedding photography that we cover. We are completely and fully comfortable shooting each one and allow the couple to choose which style best represents their personality and personal flair!

1. Wedding Photojournalism

A wedding photojournalistic style of photography involves the photographer not being involved nearly as much as normal. The story is told though the photographs and emphasis is taken off of the typical posed and planned pictures. With this style of wedding photography, we tend to stand on the sidelines and shoot from the background, becoming as unobtrusive as possible. However, the photos we capture put the viewer right in the mix of what is going on. We capture natural moments that happen in reality without the typical setting up and posing a picture. With this style of photography, we consider ourselves to be "photographic storytellers," guiding the viewer through the "story" of your wedding day. This is our choice format of wedding photography. We truly enjoy finding those definite moments of significance that often pass by too quickly and capturing them within our lens.

2. Traditional Wedding Photography

Unlike the wedding photojournalistic style, this style of photography has much involvement from the photographer. Many of the portraits are set up and posed, incorporating a more traditional approach to wedding pictures. The wedding photographer acts as a director of sorts, guiding the wedding party and guests into formations and poses for photos. Although the main style of shooting for our studio is the Wedding Photojournalistic style, we do have experience in directing and leading wedding parties into the posed group and individual formal pictures.

3. Fashion Wedding Photography

This style of wedding photography rings true with its name - it is focused on the element of fashion. Brides who request fashion wedding photos to be taken often book studio time outside of a normal wedding day shoot. This allows the photographers to plan out a session incorporating more lighting and creative techniques. Doing a fashion wedding shoot in studio also allows the bride more freedom in moving into typical fashion poses (such as the hands on the hips, hunched back pose) paired with a more serious and "fashion-like" facial expression. Both brides and grooms request this style of wedding photography to add something different and dramatic to their wedding photo album.

4. Trash The Dress Wedding Photography

Synonymous with its name, this style of wedding photography involves the "dirtying" of wedding dress worn after the fact. This style of wedding photography is also called "fearless bridal" or "rock the frock." Typically, brides choose this after everything is said and done to offer a creative alternative to storing away their wedding dress that they will never wear again. A bride can venture out to a beach or a fountain, take pictures in city streets or on railroads, in abandoned buildings or fields, or even get muddied up in the woods. Often times, brides feel that this helps them release the deep tension from the wedding. It can be a bride's declaration that the wedding is done and the dress will never be worn again, so why not be creative and artistic with it? At our wedding photography studio, we are more than happy to work with brides who would like to "Trash The Dress!"

 

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