Photographs are meant to capture special, yet fleeting moments to be cherished later on. It might seem simple enough to hold up a smartphone and click away, but this is a job for the professionals, and better left to them if you truly want good quality. A common mistake is to hire two teams for the same wedding—which is quite pointless. You will get relatively the same photos and no one will be able to work or give you the best service. If needed, hire different teams for each event, but best to hire one single team for all. Because they get to know the family better and who, what and when to adjust the focus for.
Here is a helpful little list for you to ensure good memorable pictures of the special day, courtesy of some of the top wedding photographers at the moment.
Sit with your photographer in advance. Do your research and find out their styles and book an appointment.
You need to be able to trust your photographer.
It is of utmost importance that the bride and groom show up at the time scheduled and agreed upon with the photographers — or you may risk losing out on all those couple shots!
Show more patience to your photographer regarding the delivery of photos and videos. Anything rushed will not have the same quality as something that was given ample time to work on.
If you want candids, know for sure the number of cinematographers and photographers required increases. One perfectly captured candid moment is equivalent to three photos snapped.
Both the groom and bride must select one person from their respective sides for the photographer's to communicate and relay with to familiarise them with close relatives.
Give the selfies a rest on your wedding day, especially once you're up on the stage
As a guest, refrain from getting into the photographer's work.
Don't ask for discounts. Photographers are aware that you are on a budget, but also have standards to maintain regardless of whether you come with a special reference.
Take all necessary precautions to avoid cracks in your foundation as well as to prevent extra shine.
Ease up on the highlighter. It messes with the light balance when photographers edit the photos.
Ask your Event Management team to avoid Parkin Lights, or better involve your photographer in the process of the lighting of the stage.