You've picked the groom, the date, the venue, and most important, The Dress! Now its time to choose your wedding photographer and to pick packages. Occasionally, I will have a bride who doesn't want to shoot bridals for various reasons. The ones I hear most often are: "I don't want to have to dress up twice and go through all the hassle" "shooting bridals involves extra expense and I'm on a budget" "I'm not comfortable having my portrait taken" and finally "We'll have plenty of time to do that at the wedding". All of these seem like good reasons right? Well I would like to share a few reasons why I believe it is so important to have a bridal shoot before your wedding day.
Is your wedding fixed? Are you busy in all wedding preparations and still looking for wedding photographers?
"I don't want to have to dress up twice and go through all the hassle"
Why not! You've probably spent more money on this beautiful dress than you ever will spend on any other item of clothing you will purchase again. After your wedding, chances are you will never put it on again. If your dress makes you feel beautiful, feminine and just absolutely wonderful (as it should) why not enjoy that as many times as you can! Is it a hassle.. well that depends on how you look at it. For a bridal shoot you will most likely be getting your hair and nails done. What a better way to relax! Look at it as pampering yourself. You have probably been very busy planning your wedding. Take a minute and relax! Not to mention one of the things that brides change most often after a bridal shoot is their hairstyle. You might now like the way it looks, it may not be comfortable or it may be to difficult to keep up during the several hours that you will be wearing it not only for your ceremony but for pictures and dancing.
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All of the photos from your wedding experience are important, but consider which ones will be the most precious to you, the ones of you and your groom, all of those special "first" moments and sharing them with your loved ones and finally, those of your cake and other details. But remember, this will be the day that you look and feel the most the beautiful in your whole life. Wouldn't you like to have images of that after its all over? Wouldn't you like to be sure that your dress, veil, hair and shoes are as comfortable and perfect as possible. Then you can just be confident with your appearance and enjoy the reason for the day rather than focusing on something that just doesn't look or feel quite right? As your photographer, I want that for you and I hope I have convinced you to reconsider having your bridal shoot!
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Is your wedding fixed? Are you busy in all wedding preparations and still looking for wedding photographers who are unprecedented to your local photographers?
Well, your search for your wedding ceremony photography ends here. Your wedding day is special and should be memorable therefore, to shortlist from the top photographers to meet your prerequisite needs; you will need to pay attention to the services offered by them in detail.
Don't be in a hurry to shortlist the best photographer
No two marriages are same and to differentiate from one another. Marriage photography has to be different for every couple and require much of aesthetic and artistic skills. Imagine you hiring a local photographer same as your relative or neighbour and they end up having same kind of photographs as theirs, and then there is no creativity or heartfelt warmth in those photographs?
So, take your time considering the following points to choose someone who can give you what you visualize about your wedding. Those moments are never going to come back and if you have hired the right photographer, these moments can be captured beautifully and you can cherish them for the rest of your life.
1. Find someone who can make your work easy:
5. The studio will speak
The studio should tell you an artistic story. All the pictures must look authentic, yet stylist that it should impress you.
6. Good photographer consider your likes and dislikes
The photographer should ask your likes and dislikes and talk about the theme of events, and suggestions apart from adding his charm and creativity to yours. The conversation must be real smooth and you should be convinced that he or she should be able to give you Professional wedding photography service and different wedding package options from Basic, Standard to Premium. It must be in your budget as well.
They should be able to present at all the important wedding nuptials and give assurance showing his work to cover the wedding ceremony photography in a spectacular way.
So, these are some of the things which are necessary to shortlist a good photographer for your wedding. I was happy to find these attributes in my wedding photographer.