How do you want to remember your nuptials ten years from now?
By Natalie Tsang
August 3, 2011
You've spent months planning every last detail of you special day, so why not spend some time to make sure that your photographs will immortalize your wedding the way you want it.
What's your photography style?
Everyone has a different idea of a "special" moment. Is it those family portraits where everyone looks amazing? If you want a photograph of your first kiss as a wedded couple where the lighting is perfect, then a photographer with a traditional approach is best. The downsides are that these photos are posed, and often won't capture the "feel" of your wedding.
If you want unplanned, spontaneous moments, than a photojournalistic approach is best. This is one of the most popular approaches, but if the idea of an album filled of surprise pictures makes you tense and nervous, then this might not be the way to go.
And then there's the artistic approach. Hip, quirky and modern, this photography includes crazy angles, unusual lighting and fancy technique. If you and your partner are artists at heart, this style might capture your personality in ways that the two other approaches will not. The drawback is that it might be too artsy and abstract.
While it's unlikely that your photographer will work purely in one of these stylesportraits, candid shots, and a few artsy photos are pretty normal these daysit's important to figure out which style suits you the best.
What are your must haves?
Usually, your photographer will work eight or ten hours. In that time, there will be so many things happening, and your photographer will only be able to capture so much. There are no redoes. Have a frank talk with him or her about what to focus on, and what will just be icing on the cake. Be specific about photos that you do want and photos that you don't.
The bottom line is to have a great communication with your photographer before and during your special day.