Roundup: Best Wedding Photography Tips for Brides 3
WeddingJune 07, 2019

Roundup: Best Wedding Photography Tips for Brides

I love shooting wedding photography because it’s the biggest day of a couple’s life. Personally, I bring a calm element to the experience which is helpful on such a stressful occasion. In the end, I want the bride to feel in her element and enjoy the power of human connection at its finest. To that end, here are several tips for brides on their wedding day.

13 Wedding Photography Tips for Brides

by Lin & Jarsa

  1. Create a mood board (on Pinterest)
  2. Hire photography and videography from the same company
  3. Schedule enough time for each section of the day
  4. Minimize your locations
  5. Hire quality vendors
  6. Plan enough time for hair & make-up
  7. Wear a long veil
  8. Include toss items
  9. Incorporate a first look session
  10. Schedule the couples session during the best lighting
  11. Schedule time in your ballroom
  12. Include a sneak away session
  13. Incorporate a sparkler exit

6 Tips to Prepare For Your Wedding Day Photography

by TankGoodnessPhoto.com

  1. Go with the flow
  2. Embrace the moment
  3. Do your hair to your “best side”
  4. It may feel weird, but it looks great!
  5. Skip the spray tan
  6. Schedule an engagement session

15 Wedding Tips From A Photographer Turned Bride

by Kelly Boitano

  1. Determine what’s important
  2. First look
  3. Hire vendors that you like
  4. Personalize your wedding
  5. Think about the small things
  6. Coordinator
  7. Save that moola
  8. Keep the moment sacred
  9. Delegate tasks
  10. Don’t forget to eat and drink
  11. Hair & makeup trial
  12. Have an emergency kit
  13. Share the timeline
  14. Avoid stress/get things done in advance
  15. What’s really important

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Lifestyle vs Portrait Photography 4

Lifestyle vs Portrait Photography

Do you really need to hire a photographer? I’m being serious. You have an extremely powerful camera in your pocket so why would you even hire someone? Honestly, you don’t if you just want a Christmas Card picture it is not worth the cost. Anyone can take that photo. Sure a photographer has a better camera but does that even matter?

I think this is why I fell in love with lifestyle photography. Every time I would capture a family in a traditional portrait I felt that anyone could do it and that it didn’t even show who the clients were because every photo shoot was the same. So why Lifestyle photography?

Lifestyle Photography Captures What You Remember

Do you honestly remember your family members with nicely combed hair in a dress shirt with a big “cheese” smile? Of course not! You remember the little things. Having breakfast, cuddling on the couch, Your kid’s running around like crazy people yelling at the top of their lungs. In lifestyle photography, I am able to step in and capture your life. You don’t have to stop to pull out your phone to capture your son giving the dog a hug. You are able to be in the moment and be who you are.

Lifestyle Photography Captures Who YOU Are

I remember getting my senior photos back in high school and not recognizing the person in the photos. All my acne was cleaned up, I had a big smile. While I looked really good, it wasn’t me.  In a lifestyle shoot, I will never tell you how to be. I don’t know who you are, so how can I expect to create a photo that exemplifies you. My job is to see. Not to come in with preconceived notions and ideas of how to make you look good but to see the beauty of who you are, because at the end of the day, if I do my job the photos will mean more to you than me.

Screw the Portfolio

A lifestyle shoot will never get me a ton of likes. If I post a classic “Pinterest”  photo on social media I will no doubt get tons of likes, but it’s not about me. My job is to serve the client. Lifestyle photos don’t help me as a photographer build me up, but that doesn’t matter when a client tells me how they will treasure the photos for the rest of their life.

 

 

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