Taking the Perfect Wedding Pictures

Taking the Perfect Wedding Pictures

Your wedding is one of the most important days in your life and you want to make sure that the day goes off without a hitch.  Wedding also come with a ton of prep work that you have to do ahead of time, one of these things is booking your photographer.  There is no shortage of wedding photographers, but all of them charge different prices, offer different services and all have different styles.  Taking the perfect wedding pictures starts with finding the right photographer.

Different Styles

Wedding photography has evolved over the years and now you have a choice of a bunch of different styles that you can choose from.  If you are having a traditional wedding then you can get the same style of photos done.  There are also more contemporary styles including a photojournalist style or lifestyle portraits.  Not all photographers can do every style so decide what you want and then start looking for the right photographer.  Here are some different styles of wedding photography.

Where is Your Wedding?

A church wedding lends itself well to the more traditional style of wedding photography, whereas a wedding on a beach is something completely different and needs a different style. Take your photographer to venue ahead of time so they can look over the layout.  The can determine the best camera angles, where to stand and where the best sources of light are.  In addition to bringing your photographer to the venue you may want to also schedule a practice shoot before the wedding.  You can get an idea of the quality of the pictures and where everyone needs to stand to get the best shots.

Choosing a Wedding Photography

There are plenty of wedding photographers that are willing to take pictures of your wedding but very few of them will be a good fit.  You will likely end up talking to a handful of photographers before choosing the right one.  Check out their portfolio online beforehand to see if their style is something you may want.  Each photographer brings their own special style to your photos.  Some take strictly classic photos while others blend some different styles to make their own unique styles.

Your wedding is one of the most important days in your life, don’t leave it to an amateur to capture the memories of this day.  Work with a reputable and more importantly skilled wedding photographer so you have pictures you can cherish forever.