Your wedding day is a grand celebration that everyone will commit to memory. Although memories themselves can be an incredible way to relive the experience of tying the knot with your beloved, there is nothing quite like being able to look at your wedding album. Yet despite the fact that everyone seems to be a photographer nowadays, there are times when you still feel awkward in front of a professional photographer. Understand that your photographer is not just standing there to capture a bland photo of you, your partner, or your guests. Whether it is a traditional or candid shot, your photographer aims to achieve the finest images during your wedding.
Here are a few things you should do, so you can find a photographer that you can count on during your big day.
Meet the photographer personally
Scanning someone’s social media profile makes you feel like you know that person but you do not – not until you actually meet him/her and spend more time with that someone. It is imperative that you sit down, share a conversation or a cup of Joe before you hire a photographer. This allows you to look through his portfolio work, exchange ideas, express your concerns, and discover his limits or capabilities especially if you expect something a little over-the-top.
Do an engagement shoot
One way to determine your photographer’s strong points is to go through an engagement photo shoot. It is also a great way to get fabulous images for your invitations and thank you cards. This also gives your wedding photographer the chance to work off your reactions. Without hiding behind social media, you can show your true self. This allows your photographer to determine whether you are comfortable with a particular style or not.
Book your photographer for a family event
If you do not have the time for an engagement shoot, you can book the photographer for other events you have coming up in your calendar. It could be your mother’s birthday, a baby shower, or any social gathering. See how your photographer interacts with family and friends. A seasoned photographer ensures he can make you laugh and make you cozy so that you can work together towards getting strikingly impressive memorabilia.
Consider a prenup shoot
Pre-wedding shoots include full makeup and hairstyle and of course, your bridal gown. It can also include a few outfit changes. This may take some of your time and energy but it gives you the opportunity to rehearse; thus, you can feel more settled during your big day. You will know how to pose elegantly and feel less pressured the next time you wear your glamorous white dress. Most importantly, you can focus more on enjoying the moment rather than documenting it! If you are pleased with the editing and delivery process of your prenup shoot, you can continue to book your photographer without regrets.
Be friends with your photographer
Striking up a friendship with your photographer is not a bad thing. Get well acquainted with your photographer to avoid feeling tense or feeling threatened by a stranger’s presence. You can also scout out venues together and bounce ideas off one another.