Focusing on the Photographs

posted on 24 January 2013 by The Tie The Knot Team
posted to Wedding Photography, Wedding Tips & Advice

Focus on Photographs

It goes without saying that when it comes to your wedding day the photographs taken are your most precious commodity since they hold within them the evidence of one of the most important days of your life.

In today’s world, wedding photography has become an art form rather than a simple method of documentation and so it stands to reason that when choosing a photographer you are really choosing an artist. Once the choice has been made it is perfectly fine to just leave it that and continue with the other aspects of wedding planning, but if you have a few creative ideas of your own when it comes to the style of wedding pictures that you would like to have then a little bit of planning on your part can go a long way to making sure that you get exactly what you want out of your photographer.

Now obviously most photographers know exactly what they are doing. They are creative beings and you most likely chose your particular photographer because you liked their style so for the most part it is advisable to just relax and allow yourself to be at the mercy of their artistic merit. The photographer isn’t going to miss the first kiss or the placing of the rings or the cutting of the cake. Those you don’t need to worry about. But there might be a few fun pics that you would really like to have taken and these you should try to make a note of.

As you gather your wedding materials together, start adding photograph ideas along with all the colour swatches and pictures of table decor. The best way to do this would be to create a board on Pinterest or WeddingGawker. Once you have a collection of cute wedding photographs, go through them again and pick out the ones you would really like to duplicate for your own wedding and then print them out (they don’t have to be big or great quality – just good enough to see clearly) on a piece of paper (you can even write a note or two next to each pic) and give the “photos list” to your photographer about two weeks for the wedding. Now your photographer not only has a list of things that must be done, but the list will also give your photographer a good idea of what you like which will make it even easier for you to work together.

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