Months and months of careful planning come down to one special day – your wedding day. Before you know it, the day will be over and what you’ll have left are your fondest memories and those gorgeous photographs. That’s why hiring a quality wedding photographer is so important! However, keep in mind that there are also a number of little things that go into making sure that your wedding photos are picture perfect. Here’s a hint: they have nothing to do with the person behind the camera.
Here are just a few things that could end up having a negative influence on your photos:
Brands and Logos – Wedding jitters keep you up until all hours of the night before the wedding? If you choose to battle the fatigue with a venti caramel macchiato from Starbucks, make sure that the cup is out of view when your photographer snaps photos of you in the makeup chair. Logos can be very distracting and actually take away from the beauty of the shot.
iPhone Photographers – Everyone has a camera phone and everyone is looking to get the best shot to post on social media. You’ve hired a wedding photographer for a reason; make sure your guests respect this. The last thing you want to see in your professional and otherwise gorgeous photos is Uncle Sal in the background, halfway leaned into the aisle with his cell phone, or worse – iPad.
Videographers and their Equipment – If you’ve chosen to hire both a photographer and a videographer, that’s great! Just keep in mind that as the two compete for the best shot, they may end up getting in each other’s way and the next thing you know, you’re left with photos of a videographer in the background. To avoid this, ask your photographer if he has any recommendations for a videographer he’s worked well with in the past.
You’ll be looking back on these photos for the rest of your life – make sure they are as perfect as your memories!