5 Things You Need to Trust Your Wedding Photographer With

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03/03/2021

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5 Things You Need to Trust Your Wedding Photographer With

5 Things You Need to Trust Your Wedding Photographer With

Trust is the key ingredient to any relationship and this is true for the relationship you have with your wedding photographer. There’s a reason you chose them to capture the most important day of your life. While you may have a vision of how you want some of your images to turn out, for the most part, you are going to have to put a lot of trust in your photographer. Trusting your photographer a little more in these main areas will not only result in better images for you to remember your big day by but will also relieve you of some stress as well.

 

  1. Choosing the Location of the Shot

Your wedding photographer will have taken the time to familiarize themselves with your reception location or areas around your ceremony site to find the best places to photograph. They’ll know where gets the best light and where the best scenery is.

Ideally, your photographer’s main goal will be finding the perfect light. Even if the scene is beautiful, if the light is harsh and unflattering the scene won’t matter. So trust your photographer and their trained eye for the quality of light and pairing that with the perfect scene. A good photographer could pose you in front of a dumpster and you would love the images.

 

  1. Time of Day to Shoot

As mentioned above, lighting is key to creating beautiful images and using the natural light of the sun will produce the best lighting setting but that doesn’t mean any time of the day will give you the same results. Your photographer will know what time of day will be best to take those gorgeous outdoor shots that won’t leave harsh shadows on your face or when to sneak outside to take some night inspired shots.

To let you in on the golden hour secret, the absolute best and ideal times to shoot are within two hours of sunrise and sunset. But remember, a good photographer can shoot at high noon sun and still make you look incredible. So again, research and trust your photographer!

  1. Poses

Trust your photographer to know what pose is the most flattering for you. They can see how the light is illuminating you and what is in the background. While some photographers will take into consideration your picture ideas, you shouldn’t be offended if they shoot down your ideas. Most times you’ll be working with limited time and light and you don’t want to waste much of either on your big day.

This is another reason why I include engagement sessions with my wedding day packages, on your wedding day, I now know what poses you two are stellar at creating and which ones you struggled with. This allows us to forget the ones we all didn’t love and focus on creating the magic with the poses that let the two of you shine!

5 Things You Need to Trust Your Wedding Photographer With

  1. Editing Your Photos

Trust your photographer’s creative eye during the editing process. They will know which images will look best in black and white, color, cropped and which ones to add special effects to, if any. The editing process is a part of their style and this is one of the reasons you hired them. Trust them to use their skills to make each image stunning.

When you’re researching photographers and deciding who to hire, keep this in mind. What you see on the photographers website, instagram and portfolio is the style you will get on your images. Do NOT hire a photographer who edits with bright and warm color tones if you want a photographer who edits your images to be dark and moody. You’re hiring an artist, you wouldn’t ask Van Gogh to paint a Picasso style painting. They’re completely different looks, different skills sets and asking your photographer to change will result in a lot of frustration and disappointment for both you and your photographer.

5 Things You Need to Trust Your Wedding Photographer With

  1. Handling Printing Your Photos

Your photographer knows where to get prints made and probably has a long-term relationship with a reputable printing company. The worst thing you can do is have a stunning image, order a large print and find the colors are off, the image is blurred or it simply looks dull. Knowing where to get your prints made, what size they should be done in and which ones will look best in your albums, wall art or thank you cards is part of the package you get when you hired a professional photographer. Trust them and listen to what they think will look best for what you want.

If you found these tips about the 5 Things You Need to Trust Your Wedding Photographer With helpful, you might also find these blog posts helpful in your wedding planning process:
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