All our memories are full of moments we want to have imbedded in our book of life forever. Moments we lived full of joy and happiness and we want to stay unchanged in the passing of time. Photography is essential in this part to keep are memories alive in the probably most important day of our lives. In this article we will try to make you aware in wedding photography, giving you guidelines on what to notice, what not to omit and how to choose your photographer for your wedding day. We will illustrate and distinguish several services that are offered by professional photographers and the different outcome in your wedding.
Pre- wedding photo shooting.
A photo shooting with a theme of an ordinary day of the couple before the wedding in order to create a slide show for your guests in the wedding reception, or a digital album of the photo shooting as a book of wishes.
You can see one slide show of a book of wishes that we make for a couple.
Bridal and groom preparation.
It is an important part of the photo shooting of this specific day, and if I may say the most creative concerning the material you will receive and the digital album of your wedding. With the photo shooting of the bride and groom, a professional photographer will manage to imbed valuable feelings to his lens and to be creative having you as the final recipient. The whole preparation photo shooting will timely follow that of the couple, which has to devote some time to the photographer and the procedure.
What plays a very important role in a successful photo shooting in the couple’s preparation is the right organization and programming that has to be made days before, between the photographer and the couple, concerning all the details that will affect the final result.
The photo shooting of wedding ceremony.
The ceremony has come…This is a part that the photographer cannot affect that much because it has its own flow. So the professional during the ceremony is working as a photo journalist, imprinting everything that goes on without repetition. The difficulties that arise are numerous and one of the most important is that everyone in the wedding feels like photographers with their mobiles and cameras, making the work of the professional even more difficult. In many cases, photographers have seen in front of their lens the head of “a would” be photographer or a cell phone. So the difficulty and the awkwardness of the moment is huge! Many questions arise, for instance why did the couple hire a professional photographer? Why the “other” photographers don’t leave the work to the professionals? I guess that the questions are many however rhetorical.
The photo shooting of wedding reception.
Usually things are more definite here and the sequence goes like this: a) couple’s arrival and entry in the reception area, b) wedding cake and toast to the guests c) dance of the couple, d) service of the guests, e) wedding party and dances. Many couples choose to devote part of their time in photo shooting while the guests are served or right after the church. The couple chooses whether they want to have something different and more professional for their photo shooting. The ideal in any case would be that the couple would have chosen the next day photo shooting.
Next day photo shooting.
I would like to mention that next day photo shooting along with the preparations photo shooting, are the most creative and artistic parts of a wedding. In many cases photos that are admired by several photographers in various sites and social media ( Facebook, Twitter ) come from next day photo shootings in a great percentage.
This photo shooting could of course take place after one week or one month according to the agreement and the schedule of the photographer and the couple. It is advisable to happen rather soon because a lot of times it’s been neglected by the couples and as a result, one of the most creative parts of the wedding photography is lost. After wedding photography is most important due to the fact that the photographer may use all his technical skills, his knowledge and his gear having a great deal of time to get the best result.
How to choose a wedding photographer.
One way would be to take into consideration the price of every photographer and another to see the quality of his work and his “personal touch”. How can someone coincide these two? With market research and with the critics from the customer. I wouldn’t recommend the choices of very low prices, not for any reason. Unfortunately owing to the financial crisis and needs, many people have chosen this profession, having lack of knowledge and gear. Always be reluctant with people who don’t have a site or an office.
Different kinds of photographers and the way they conduct business.
Wedding photographers are usually divided into two categories, photo journalism and fashion style. It is a matter of everyone’s liking but in the first case the photo shooting is happening without the interference of the photographer in the posture and the existing light. In the second case the posture and the appropriate light are necessary. Two different wedding photos follow.
When it comes to the ceremony, the choice is yours while both kinds of photographers work as photojournalism because few things can affect the ceremony. Finding the photographer is a part that needs special research and definitely it can’t be done a month prior to the wedding because there is a strong possibility not to find the right professional and have an unwanted result.
Wedding photography is perhaps one of the most difficult and demanding parts of photography since a wedding photographer is a landscape, buildings, macro, portrays, products, photojournalism, fashion photographer etc. Apart from that editing after photo shooting is something that requires great amount of time, skills and knowledge. The choice is yours but always bear in mind that “one click lasts forever!”
All the photos are property of photographer and it is strictly forbidden to re-publish them without written authorization.