“Caught on camera!” When you hear someone say that to you, you immediately make sure you look good on camera; and especially if it is your wedding pictures. By that we mean not just your facial expressions or your outfits, but the picture in its totality, thus highlighting the importance of good wedding photography.
Often through the wedding preps, couples tend to think that having a photographer is just a sign of wedding memories being captured; but we guarantee you – it is not!
Understand the importance of a good photographer
A good wedding planner knows the importance of a good photographer and you must know it too. This day is a big day and you want to capture it in the most beautiful and realistic way. Years later, the photographs should have a story to tell, and they must be captured candid – emotions, laughter, fun and frolic – every moment bringing back a memory. Gone are the days where wedding photos only highlight the bride and groom and the process of each ceremony. Today, they involve an experience through their colours, moods and themes.
Build a comfort level
Like the beauty of a marriage is dependent on the relationship between the two partners, the beauty of the wedding album is dependent on the rapport you share with the photographer. Take the effort to meet each other a few times and introduce your immediate family and friends as well. Breaking the ice before the big day helps the photographer understand the role each individual plays in the life of the couple thus bringing it out in the images.
In the case of destination weddings, the couple must ensure that travel arrangements are discussed with the photographer. Not only does travel involve boarding and lodging arrangement for the crew but also for the equipment. In addition to that, couples must take the responsibility to be the coordination point between the venue and photography crew to ensure the technical requirements are met and locations are scouted in advance to give the entire album a flow.
Book and finalize
With bookings for wedding seasons being taken in advance it is imperative to book your photographer as soon as you have finalized one. We strongly recommend a booking contract to be made wherein the photographer lists out all the services you have opted for as a reference point for the both of you. This way both parties are clear about the number of photographs you will receive in print, on CD and other aspects like framing or posterizing images.
With social media at its peak, we all know that wedding images will circulate through the social circuit, courtesy our family and friends but none will be able to achieve what a good photographer can achieve. Therefore with the above points kept in mind, we are pretty sure those pictures will make you relive the big day for years to come.